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1959 Realtyrama Map of Marathon, Florida

Realtyrama Map of Marathon in the fabulous Florida Keys... - Main View

1959 Realtyrama Map of Marathon, Florida


A rare promotional map of Marathon, Florida.


Realtyrama Map of Marathon in the fabulous Florida Keys...
  1959 (dated)     34.25 x 23.5 in (86.995 x 59.69 cm)     1 : 26000


This is a 1959 Robert J. Philpott and Realtyrama map of Marathon, Florida. Depicting from Knight Key Channel to Fat Deer Key, motels, beaches, the Sombrero Golf Course, Marathon Airport, and of course Realtyrama are all identified. Depth soundings (given in feet) surround the keys and provide potential fishermen and pleasure cruisers with some idea of what they face. Printed photographs of a 'tropical home' and a modern airliner decorate the map, along with illustrations of people snorkeling and big game fishing. Indexes of points of interest, streets, accommodations, restaurants, and services are included in the bottom half of the sheet, along with printed photographs of people fishing, boating, and generally enjoying Florida's weather. Advertisements for local businesses fill the verso.
Publication History and Census
This map was created for and published by Realtyrama in 1959. This is the only known surviving example.


Robert John Philpott (September 25, 1906 - April 29, 1991) was an American real estate agent and retired Army officer. Philpott enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 3, 1941 and served until October 1, 1954, as a colonel. During his time in the Army, Philpott served as the Infantry Instructor for the 211th Infantry of the Florida National Guard, as the public information officer with the United Nations Civil Assistance command in Korea during the Korean War, and, during World War II, commanded a group of soldiers referred to as the 'Imperial Guard' in Hawaii in 1942 and 1943. We have been unable to unearth any details about the 'Imperial Guard'. Around 1958 Philpott created Realtyrama, a real estate business in Marathon, Florida. It is unclear if he closed the business or sold it after he retired. More by this mapmaker...


Very good. Exhibits light wear along original fold lines. Printed advertisements on verso.