This vibrant birdseye view of Los Angeles is not just an illustration but a pictorial celebration filled with local promotional advertisements.
Crafted by Brian Warrensford,, it was published in 1974 by Sentinel Guide Publications, under the endorsement of the Southern California Visitor’s Council. The color scheme, echoing hues of the Wild West, paints an intriguing perspective of the 'City of Angels', directing our gaze eastward to the Santa Monica Mountains.
Various distinct neighborhoods and landmarks are prominently labeled, with numerous iconic structures standing out in the densely-packed visual. One notable annotation in the lower left corner points to the J. Paul Getty Museum's fresh location—a Roman villa recreated in the Pacific Palisades, coinciding with the year of the map's publication.
Encasing this captivating view is a frame of twenty-two bright contemporary ads, spotlighting a myriad of local businesses from cozy hotels and eateries to efficient transportation services. Flip over, and you'll discover even more advertisements gracing the verso.