Map of Los Angeles California.
1941 (dated) 28 x 38 in (71.12 x 96.52 cm)
1 : 40000
This is a large 1941 pocket map of Los Angeles, California by E. F. Hill, issued by C.S. Hammond and Company. It extends from Griffith Park south to Inglewood and South Gate. The map is incredibly detailed and notes individual streets, boulevards, highways, parks, beaches, piers, neighborhoods, and a host of other important information. Street car and motor coach lines are noted in red. The map is surrounded by a street index along the margins. Verso includes maps for the San Fernando Valle, Pasadena, Alhambra, South Pasadena, Wilmington and San Pedro along with a street index for each. Copyrighted by E. F. Hill in 1939, this map is corrected to 1941.
Caleb Stillson Hammond (1862 - 1929)was the founder of C. S. Hammond & Company, a map making and printing firm based in Brooklyn, New York. Hammond started his career in mapmaking as the head of Rand McNally's offices in New York City, where he began working in 1894. Hammond split with Rand McNally, forming his own printing concern in Brooklyn, New York, in 1900. The firm was subsequently incorporated in 1901 and relocated to Manhattan, and then to Maplewood, New Jersey, near Hammond's family home. Hammond rose to become one of the largest cartographic publishers in the United States, second only to Rand McNally in volume. On his retirement, C. S. Hammond passed the firm to his son, who subsequently passed it to his own son, C. D. Hammond, who sold the company to Langenscheidt Publishers in 1999. The firm has since been folded into Universal Map, an affiliate of Kappa Publishing Group. This archives of the Hammond World Atlas Corporation, an invaluable resource, where donated to the Library of Congress in 2002.
Very good. Minor wear and minor creasing along or original fold lines. Attached to original binder. Verso contains some manuscript notes in pencil.