Auction 135, Lot 327

"The Evergreen Playground", Kroll, Map Company

Subject: Washington

Period: 1930 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
32 x 20 inches
81.3 x 50.8 cm

This is a finely rendered bird's-eye view of Western Washington and Puget Sound viewed from behind Mount Rainer. Includes Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle at the center and north to include Bellingham as well as the Canadian cities of Victoria and Vancouver. The view also shows in its entirety the Olympic Peninsula, locating Shelton, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Neah Bay and all of the Pacific beach communities south to Hoquiam. Good detail of the Cascade Mountains all the way to Canada. Each town and city is depicted with individual buildings. Produced to promote tourism and business, the map suggests the area has "Unequaled Transportation Facilities" which include highways, numerous railroads, water routes and "Excellent Air Service to all Points." The ship routes are delineated including freighter lines to the Orient, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and many others. Surrounded by a very decorative border with totem pole motifs, train, plane, and various recreational and commercial activities. Decorative title cartouche and a second cartouche for the legend. A beautifully rendered mermaid compass rose is in the Pacific just below a stylized sunset with glowing clouds. Blank verso.

References:

Condition: A+

Folding and closely trimmed, as issued. Bright color with no flaws save a little creasing on some folds.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/16/2011

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