San Francisco: California State Automobile Association, [ca. 1925]. Eight maps, comprised of three folding maps (two measuring 14 x 18.75 inches, and one 9.5 x 7.25 inches) and five strip maps, each 3.75 x 9.5 inches. Some light wear, manuscript notations. With original envelope. Very good. Item #654
A nice group of eight maps published by the California Automobile Association in the 1920s showing roads in the Bay Area, as well as routes farther afield. The two large maps show the East Bay and San Francisco, while the strip maps depict routes from Los Angeles and the Central Valley. On the strip maps, paved roads are printed in red, while dirt or gravel roads are printed in blue; most of the maps show only blue roads. Printed on the verso of the two larger maps is a history of the area, as well as traffic rules specific to each locale. The two large folding maps are entitled, “Map of the East Bay Cities Showing Principal Streets and Roads Used by Automobiles” and “Map of San Francisco Showing Principal Streets and Roads Used by Automobiles,” while the smaller folding map is entitled “Automobile Roads from Los Angeles to Bakersfield.” The strip maps show routes from Bakersfield to Los Angeles, Mojave to Barstow, Barstow to Needles, Fresno to Bakersfield, and San Francisco to Stockton.