1903 Guide to LA with a Folding Map
Newman's Directory and Guide of Los Angeles and Vicinity: A Handbook for Strangers and Residents
Notes: "An alphabetically arranged manual and descriptive index of the places, buildings, institutions, parks, streets, resorts, churches, amusements, societies, commercial enterprises, the city and county in general." With a folding street map of the city by Henry Rueger, dated November 1902.
This is one of several editions of this guidebook that Newman published in the first years of the 20th century. In this version, L.A.'s population is given as "about 125,000" (page 5). Other versions, with similar dates, give the population as 160,000 and 220,000. (From 1900 to 1910, Los Angeles's population tripled to 320,000).
The map, printed in black, includes concentric circles showing distances from City Hall and a street index.
5 by 6-3/4 inches. 112 pages (paginated to 106). 9 inserted plates, two double-sided. Map unfolds to 20 by 22-1/2 inches.
Edition + Condition: A very good copy with a short tear to the wrapper at the base of the spine and a small chip from the top edge of the back cover. The map is near fine (folded, as issued), but it has been re-attached to the last page of the guide with white tape.
Publication: Los Angeles: T. Newman, 1903.
Item No: #362564