H. A. Lown & L. E. Smith. 1949.
Color folded map 21 x 24 1/2 on sheet unfolding to 26 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches, originally with several fold splits, now archivally repaired and mounted on linen and in very good condition. Note at the bottom of the map states: "This is a duplicate tracing. Original map drawn Oct. 1925." WorldCat lists a "Map of Long Beach and the Harbor District" published in 1925 by the Marine Trust and Savings Bank (Long Beach, Calif.) L.L. Poates Eng’g Co. An earlier Poates map of Long Beach, circa 1912, was offered from the same publisher. This 1949 map is signed in the bottom right corner H. A. Lown & L. E. Smith, with small text block notation above reading "Revised to Feb. 10, 1950" followed by Smith’s initials. It is evident the "tracing" has been updated to reflect the port as it existed in 1949, a view supported by the map's inclusion of Terminal Island Freeway and the U.S. Naval Station in an area that was earlier termed the Long Beach "Industrial Zone." The map also depicts the Rainbow Pier, Municipal Auditorium and Silver Spray Pier in the Long Beach amusement zone. Depicted in faint outline is the (Proposed) Southeast Basin. Inset map shows the Los Angeles area from the Pacific Ocean eastward as far as Banning. A smaller inset map depicts the San Pedro Bay area. No WorldCat listing has been found for this edition. An uncommon item, highly detailed, significant in tracking the development of Long Beach as a major military, shipping, recreational and residential area adjacent to, but distinguished in many crucial ways, from the city and county of Los Angeles. The lack of library holdings suggests the scarcity of this map. Item #53931