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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Chapin, Gardner S.; Rand McNally and Company; Schumacher, Arthur H.
Date:
1907
Short Title:
Title Page: Photo-auto maps (NY-Albany-Saratoga Springs)
Publisher:
The Motor Car Supply Co., Automobile Supply Co.
Chicago
Type:
Title Page
Obj Height cm:
23
Obj Width cm:
15
Note:
Rand McNally is not listed on the title page. A very unusual presentation of nine index maps showing the route from New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs and return, with photographs showing with printed arrows each turn to make in the road. Eventually, route signs were posted for automobiles, but before that occurred, this book filled a need. The preface shows seven "Divisions" of maps published, including Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, and New York City. The photographs are wonderful and give a real feeling of the environment people traveled through in the first years of the automobile. Buisseret calls the presentation "ingenious" though he notes that not many journeys occurred at night, when these photos would not be very useful. Bound with dark brown leather covers. In gold on the front cover: The Rand McNally Photo=Auto Maps and Guide Book. New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Springs to Albany and New York. Includes many advertisements for automobiles, hotels and automotive products (not scanned)
State/Province:
New York
Subject:
Automobile; Roads
Full Title:
(Title Page to) Photo-auto maps. (New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs to Albany and New York). Photographs of every turn, together with a topographical outline of road showing railroad crossings, bridges, school houses and all landmarks, with accurate distances between. Compiled by Gardner S. Chapin and Arthur H. Schumacher. Copyright, 1907, by G.S. Chapin, Chicago. Published by the Motor Car Supply Co. ... The Automobile Supply Co. ... Chicago, Ill.
List No:
0268B
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
Chapin, Gardner S.; Rand McNally and Company; Schumacher, Arthur H.
Pub Date:
1907
Pub Title:
Photo-auto maps. (New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs to Albany and New York). Photographs of every turn, together with a topographical outline of road showing railroad crossings, bridges, school houses and all landmarks, with accurate distances between. Compiled by Gardner S. Chapin and Arthur H. Schumacher. Copyright, 1907, by G.S. Chapin, Chicago. Published by the Motor Car Supply Co. ... The Automobile Supply Co. ... Chicago, Ill.
Pub Reference:
Buisseret "Sea Charts to Satellite Images" p270-271; not in Phillips.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
0268.000
Pub Type:
Guide Book
Pub Maps:
9
Pub Height cm:
23
Pub Width cm:
15
Image No:
0268B
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2007
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