Auction 126, Lot 849

"Berta and Elmer Hader's Picture Book of the States", Harper Bros.

Subject: Atlas, United States

Period: 1932 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12.3 x 9 inches
31.2 x 22.9 cm

This remarkable book is filled with pictorial maps of the forty-eight states and the District of Columbia with a page of descriptive text which is keyed to the illustrations. Most of the maps show two states, but Texas, California, Michigan, Florida, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts and Maine are individually shown. Each map is fully illustrated in a fanciful and quaint style reminiscent of the times. This book is rarely found whole as they are often broken up and sold as individual maps. Hader is probably best known for his dust cover illustration for Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. First edition. Hardbound in salmon colored cloth with eagle and "E. Pluribus Unum" above title.


Condition: A+

The maps and text are fine. Covers show just a little staining.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/3/2008