Catalog Archive
Auction 134, Lot 237

"A Romance Map of the City of Washington", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1938 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

23 x 17 inches
58.4 x 43.2 cm

This attractive tourist map is drawn in the cartoon style common in the 20s and 30s. Within the map are many small vignettes, information and sights to see in the city. The map is surrounded by a wide border composed of color drawings and 20 text blocks describing important events related to Washington D.C. With a decorative cartouche. The map was drawn and copyrighted by Susan Baker and Roberta Tull with Josephine Wilhelm Wickser consulting. An uncommon map with no past sales records, but we do locate an example in the George Washington University's Special Collections.


Condition: A

Near fine example less a little creasing in blank margins top and bottom. Beautiful, bright color and full margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2010