Item #28106 The Lay of the Land "98 model" Connecticut Road Book. Bicycling, Connecticut.
The Lay of the Land "98 model" Connecticut Road Book.
The Lay of the Land "98 model" Connecticut Road Book.
The Lay of the Land "98 model" Connecticut Road Book.

The Lay of the Land "98 model" Connecticut Road Book.

1898. Maps. A road book for the state of Connecticut, intended most likely for bicyclists. Beginning in New York City, the fold out maps start from New York City throughout Connecticut. At the back are bicycle laws of the state and a list of "Consuls" and hotel names and addresses. Not recorded on OCLC.

The text sheet heading is, 'A Condensation of the Bicycle Laws of the State with Marginal Notes for the Reference. No Decisions of Law Given.' Includes a printed Consul and Hotel List with towns consuls address, hotel rates and discount. (2pp) With 'Signed fraternally, Philip W. Westlake, Chief Consul' at end of the bicycle laws section. Philip W. Westlake of Bridgeport, ran a bicycle business and went bankrupt in 1900. (Hartford Courant, Jan. 12.,1900). The only reference we could locate for the book is an advertisement for "The Lay of the Land, '98 Model" in the L.A.W. Bulletin and Good Roads, Vol. 26 of Good Roads: Devoted to the Construction and Maintenance of Roads".

27 folding maps & 2 sheets of text with black leatherette covers (cracked and separated). The maps in very good condition. Covers pocket size imitation leather cover complete with title, sheet size 10 x 71/2". The above reference mentions an index map (not present) and 27 numbered maps, which are all present. Otherwise very good condition. Item #28106

Price: $650.00

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