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This rare 1929 recreation map of Southern California, copyrighted by Herbert E Floercky, provides a fascinating glimpse into the region during the early 20th century. The map was a complimentary offering from The Desert Inn in Palm Springs, California, showcasing the area's recreational and travel opportunities. The main image presents a bird's-eye view of Southern California, stretching from the Santa Monica and San Bernardino Mountains in the north to the Imperial Valley and the border with Mexico in the south.

The map includes detailed inset maps of Downtown Los Angeles, Central California, and Hollywood, offering more focused views of these prominent areas. The key features a wealth of information, including main arteries, principal roads, lakes, golf courses, airports, elevations, mileage from Los Angeles and San Diego, and the routes of the Santa Fe Railroad, San Diego & Arizona Railroad, and the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Surrounding the map are various pieces of text providing information on ocean game fish, golf courses, airports, missions, rivers, canyons, and more. This diverse array of information highlights the many recreational activities available to visitors during that time. Ads on the back of the map further promote local businesses and attractions.

As a folding pictorial pamphlet map, this piece serves as both an informative guide and an enticing advertisement for Southern California's leisure offerings. Its rarity makes it a valuable and unique collectible for those interested in the region's history and development.

Condition Description
Folding map printed on both sides.