Los Angeles: 1923. Folding map, approximately 25.5 x 22 inches. Original printed wrappers. Light wear and soiling to wraps; light wear along fold lines, with a couple of minor separations at fold points. Very good. Item #1271
Rare first edition of this street map of Los Angeles in the mid-1920s. The recto of the sheet contains a map with street index that depicts Los Angeles from Hollywood and Highland Park in the north to the USC area and Huntington Park in the south. The verso prints a map of downtown LA, the "Theater & Shopping District," bounded by Figueroa, California, Los Angeles, and Pico. Below the map are listings of major businesses, shops, hotels, entertainment venues, and other points of interest, as well as an explanation of the Los Angeles street car system. The Hill's City Map of Los Angeles was published independently by the publishing company of its cartographer, E.F. Hill, here and in several subsequent editions during the 1920s, all scarce, before being acquired by Rand McNally. We locate only one copy of this first edition, at Cal State Northridge.