Handy Book for the Traveling Public [Title on Front]


Ephemeral road map of the American Southwest.

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This small pocket map was published sometime during the 1920s ‘for the traveling public’ to promote the Klose Inn Cottage Court of Phoenix, Arizona. An advertisement on the front cover highlights the luxurious accommodations;

“Gas, lights, hot and cold water, shower baths, toilets, lavatory in each cottage; also kitchenettes, breakfast nook, combination living and sleeping room.”

An unpretentious image covers California, Arizona, and New Mexico; with transportation routes boldly outlined and place names labeled in a haphazard variety of scripts and fonts. Tables on the verso provide road distances from Phoenix to major urban areas in the Southwest.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1920

Author: Klose Inn Cottage Court

Sheet Width (in): 10.1

Sheet Height (in): 4.9

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Small four panel folding map that remains affixed to original stiff paper wraps. Toned around the outer edges and lightly creased along fold lines, consistent with age and use. A bit of scattered spotting on the left side of the map and a burn spot on the front cover. Good to very good overall


1 in stock