Oct 26, 2017 - Sale 2459

Sale 2459 - Lot 235

Price Realized: $ 469
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
EDWARD CAMY (1904-1958) A GOOD - NATURED MAP OF ALASKA / "THE ALASKA LINE." 1934.
22x29 1/4 inches, 56x74 1/4 cm. Farwest Lithograph & Printing Co., Seattle.
Condition B+: tears, tape-repaired tears and light staining at edges; loss in upper left image and at edges; creases and minor abrasions in margins and image; tape on verso. Paper.
This map, aimed at the tourist market in Alaska, "shows various shipping routes of the Alaska Line, which had a near-monopoly at that time on maritime transportation in the region. It also shows key interconnecting routes such as the Alaska Railroad, White Pass and Yukon Railroad, and Richardson Highway. The Alaska Steamship Company, known informally as the Alaska Line, was formed in 1894 by a group of frontier businessmen. Initially intended to service the fishing industry and passenger traffic, by 1898 and the onset the previous year of the Klondike Gold Rush the line was focused on transiting prospectors and mining cargos" (https://www.wdl.org/en/item/13499/). with - original shipping tube.