First edition. 23" x 17 1/2" sheet, folded to 24 panels. Printed in three colors on both sides. Beginning in 1906, the Auto Club recorded the development of roadways and roadside services in Southern California in a series of strip maps and road maps that remained indispensable to motorists well into the digital age. This mid-century piece opens to a map of Tulare County, which is accompanied by a lengthy index. Published on the eve of World War II, this map precedes the establishment of Rankin Field near Tulare, where more than 10,000 pilots received training, including twelve future Aces and two Medal of Honor Recipients. Mild toning, with a bit of staining to the rear panel; else very good.
Inventory Number: 46837