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Color pictorial bird's-eye airline route maps 1929

Lot 0020 Details

Description
Heading: (Aviation - pictorial route maps)
Author:
Title: Western Air Express: Travel by Air, Speed - Comfort - Dependability
Place Published: [California?]
Publisher:Western Air Express
Date Published: 1929
Description:

[12] pp. including color pictorial self-wrapper. With 4 double-page color pictorial cartoon-style bird's-eye route maps, plus half-page color map of the U.S. and illustrations from photographs. 22.7x20.5 cm (9x8"), single-sheet self-wrapper with color pictorial map of the U.S., folded in half vertically as intended.

Marvelous and quite rare brochure for Western Air Express, a pioneering mail and passenger service which evolved into Western Air Lines. Only two copies listed in OCLC, at California State Library and Southern Methodist University.

The four route maps are:

  • San Francisco-Los Angeles. 365 miles - 3 hours.
  • Los Angeles-Kansas City. 1,417 miles - 12 hours.
  • Los Angeles to Catalina 45 miles - 30 minutes [&] Los Angeles to Tia Juana or Agua Caliente 116 miles - 1 hour.
  • Los Angeles - Salt Lake City. 600 miles - 6 hours.
Condition
A little wear at folds and edges, neat repair to wrapper along fold and at upper left of rear; very good.
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Color pictorial bird's-eye airline route maps 1929

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Jun 10
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Lot 0020 Details

Description
...
Heading: (Aviation - pictorial route maps)
Author:
Title: Western Air Express: Travel by Air, Speed - Comfort - Dependability
Place Published: [California?]
Publisher:Western Air Express
Date Published: 1929
Description:

[12] pp. including color pictorial self-wrapper. With 4 double-page color pictorial cartoon-style bird's-eye route maps, plus half-page color map of the U.S. and illustrations from photographs. 22.7x20.5 cm (9x8"), single-sheet self-wrapper with color pictorial map of the U.S., folded in half vertically as intended.

Marvelous and quite rare brochure for Western Air Express, a pioneering mail and passenger service which evolved into Western Air Lines. Only two copies listed in OCLC, at California State Library and Southern Methodist University.

The four route maps are:

  • San Francisco-Los Angeles. 365 miles - 3 hours.
  • Los Angeles-Kansas City. 1,417 miles - 12 hours.
  • Los Angeles to Catalina 45 miles - 30 minutes [&] Los Angeles to Tia Juana or Agua Caliente 116 miles - 1 hour.
  • Los Angeles - Salt Lake City. 600 miles - 6 hours.
Condition
...
A little wear at folds and edges, neat repair to wrapper along fold and at upper left of rear; very good.

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