Auction 130, Lot 184

"[Lot of 3] Illinois [and] Delaware [and] West Virginia", White, Ruth Taylor

Subject: U.S. States - Illinois, Delaware, West Virginia

Period: 1932 (published)

Publication: Gay Geography

Color: Printed Color

8.5 x 11.5 inches
21.6 x 29.2 cm

Ruth Taylor White's charming pictorial maps are among the most popular collectible maps of the early 20th century. These whimsical maps, often known as cartographs, combine graphic style, color and comical observation. Caricatures representing the various industries and attractions overlay each state's geography, with major cities located. Many of her caricatures are considered politically incorrect today due to the use of racial stereotypes; but as with all maps, provide a glimpse into the historical period in which they were made. There is unrelated text on verso.



Illinois and Delaware both fine. There are a few short tears into the bottom on the West Virginia map that are closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 12/2/2009