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jeff s:
Found five maps from the National Highway Assoc. They are lithoggraphs by the A.Hoen & Co Baltimore Md. These maps are proposed routes for interstate highways. Can't find anything like them on the www. They are; Theodore Roosevelt International Highway 52" x 18", Linchon Highway 45 1/2" x 15", National Park to Park Highway 30" x 21", Lee Highway 45" x 17 1/2", and National Roosevelt Midland Trail 43" x 16". All dated 1923.

Parsa:
Yes, I have hi-res scans of some older versions of these maps... about a dozen now I think.
The National Highways Association was an early Good Roads organization that promoted many of the first auto trails. The oldest maps date to around 1915.
Here's a 1927 National Park to Park Highway map (click for full map):



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jeff s:
I will try to get some pictures posted after I find a value and are authenticated. I do not believe my maps are scans or copies but original lithographs. Either way they are cool.

jeff s:
Just took a good look at Your map. No doubt a later version of mine. Same cartographer. Where did You find this map? Who has the original? So many questions, so few answers. I need to stablize my maps. I don't want to handle them to much for they are fragle. Thanks for the look  :).

Parsa:
I had hi-res scans sent to me on CD-ROM of several maps owned by the American Geographical Society Library. The collection is a cataloged part of the University of Wisconsin library. Fortunately, these maps were sent directly to the AGS as they were produced in the 1910s and 1920s, so they were in mint condition and perfect for scanning. UC Berkeley also has a collection of NHA maps.

As I recall, my map of the National Park to Park Highway was one I photographed at the UCSD map collection in San Diego. I took all the best images and used Photoshop to patch them back together. I don't think they have a large map scanner there, as their map collection is just stuck in the social sciences section of the library. No dedicated map librarian or section I think. They have no actual map library like the one I recall at the University of Arizona, or the ones in Texas and Alabama.

I'll list the ones I have (all digital) below:

* Map of the Atlantic highway, 1915
* Map of the Canada-Kansas City-Gulf Road, 1915
* Map of the Pacific Highway, 1915
* Map of the Mississippi Highway, 1915
* Map of the Meridian Road, 1915
* Map of the Dixie Highway, 1915
* Map of the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway, 1915
* National Old Trails Road, 1915
* Map of the Midland Trail, 1915
* Map of the Southern National Highway, 1915
* Map of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway: Borderland Trail - Border Military Highway - Gulf-Coast Highway - Old Spanish Trail - Tamiami Trail, 1916
* Map of the Dixie Overland Highway, 1918
* Map of the Albert Pike Highway, 1919
* Map of the Colorado to Gulf Highway, 1922
* Map of the Lee Highway, 1923
* Map of the National Park-to-Park Highway, 1923
* Map of the National Old Trails Road, 1923
* Auto Trails Touring Map (USA), 1924
* Custer Battlefield Hiway, 1925
I think I also have a couple NHA maps glued onto the covers of old Lincoln Highway and National Old Trails Road books that are actual maps, not digital.

There's about 17 more digital maps I've located that I may purchase in the future.

Steve

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