Jacksonville, Florida: The Peninsular & Occidental Steamship Company, 1940. Soft cover.
Superb blue halftone photos and maps. Also several small artist text illustrations. Two very detailed maps, each approx. 16 inches in length. (Each map runs across two 8-inch pages). Very good; carefully handled. Mild age-toning.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket Issued. Item #015090
The wrap-around covers feature a halftone illustration of the Painting "Sunset on the Florida Keys" by Clara Prince. Mileage table from Miami to Key West and Reverse. This booklet is a great retrospective of Pre- World War Two-era Florida Keys, the Overseas Highway and Key West.
The First Map is from Miami to Key West, showing all communities and locations of advertisers; e.g., Smitty's Camp; Key Farm Land Co. near Pelican Roost; Walter Starck's Fishing Camp; Carribee Yacht Basin; Bonefish Key Fishing Camp; Sombrero Hotel; No Name Lodge; King Gomez Fishing Camp; Ramrod Key P.O.; Perky; Boca Chica Fishing Camp; etc. etc.
The Second Map shows "The Bridges of the Overseas Highway from the Mainland to Key West." Identified are the Toll Gates, Bridges and all Keys.
Thirty halftone photos of motels, hotels, lodges, fishing camps, activities; Havana Cuba, etc. Many of the motels and lodges I have never seen as postcards. Included are: Gibson Hotel, Valdez Inn, Trumbo Hotel Grille & Trailer Park, North Beach Inn, Coral Hotel (Opp. P.O.), Island House, Bettye Raymonde Restaurant, Simone's Tours Steamship Office, Library, Galveston Lane, etc. [All in Key West].
Pigeon Key Fishing Camp; Sombrero Hotel, Hall's Fishing Camp, and Overseas Lodge in Marathon; Pirates Cove Lodge 2 mile east of Key West; Garden Cove in Key Largo; and an Aerial view of the Key Largo Angler's Club. Full page illustration of the 8-story RICHARDS Department Store in Miami is on the rear cover.