E.P. Noll. “Noll’s New Road, Driving and Bicycle Map of Philadelphia and Surrounding Country”.
Philadelphia: E.P. Noll & Co., 1896. Cerograph printed in two colors. 30 1/4 x 28 1/4. With original red cloth case with blind stamping and imprint in gold. With a number of brown spots and some minor tears at folds. Otherwise, very good condition.
An impressively detailed transportation map that shows Philadelphia and vicinity when newly paved roads were in demand because bicyclists and drivers demanded smoother surfaces. The cycling roads are highlighted by the use of red ink, and this map exhibits the extensive network of such roads in the Delaware Valley. Also shown are railroads, turnpikes, canals, churches, hotels, mills, schools, post offices and other interesting details. The small size of the booklet into which the map folds would have made this a practical item for a cyclist to carry.