This is a c. 1923 Automobile Club of Southern California map of Los Angeles speed limits. Areas of green and orange shading highlight parts of Los Angeles where the speed limit is fifteen (green) or twenty (orange) miles per hour. More detail appears in the fifteen mile per hour zones than in the twenty mile per hour zones, with cross streets marked in each of the fifteen mile per hour zones, some of which are relatively small. Major streets within Los Angeles are illustrated and labeled, but very little else appears. The only building labeled is the Automobile Club of Southern California building.
Verso ContentAn enumerated list of seventeen 'reminders for drivers' occupies a third of the verso, with illustrations of proper hand signaling appearing below the list. Information about the Auto Club of Southern California is included in the center portion of the sheet, such as information about dues and services provided by the club.
Publication History and CensusThis map was created and published by the Automobile Club of Southern California c. 1923. We have inferred the publication date from statistical information printed on the verso. We note six examples cataloged in OCLC which are part of the collections at Michigan State, the Los Angeles Public Library, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California San Diego, and the University of California Berkeley.
The Automobile Club of Southern California (1900 - Present) is an auto club based in Los Angeles, California and an affiliate of the American Automobile Association (AAA). Founded in 1900, it was one of the first auto clubs in the United States and was dedicated to proposing traffic laws, improving road conditions, and the overall improvement of driving conditions. The Auto Club began producing its own maps in 1910, when it sent out its own team of cartographers to survey the state's roads. Its main office at the corner of Figueroa Street and Adams Boulevard was completed in 1923. Numbering nearly 8 million members in its home territory alone, today it is the largest single member of the AAA federation More by this mapmaker...
Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Text on verso.
OCLC 1011355705, 32077958.