Auction 136, Lot 165

Cartograph-style Map - Greyhound Bus Lines

"A good-natured map of the United States setting forth the services of The Greyhound Lines and a few principle connecting bus lines",

Subject: United States

Period: 1937 (published)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
29.3 x 19.5 inches
74.4 x 49.5 cm

Full color pictographic or cartoon map that is filled with charming vignettes and figures. This brightly colored map is the best of the number of maps issued by Greyhound in the 1930s and 1940s, the heyday of bus transportation in the US. The Greyhound bus routes are delineated in bold black with the interconnecting routes in dotted line. Small pictographs highlight the attractions throughout the country. The title cartouche is bounded with two vintage Greyhound buses. Further embellished with a fancy legend cartouche featuring the sleek greyhound associated with the business, and a large compass rose and fleur-de-lis in the Atlantic. The map is in the style of Jo Mora, There is no artist attribution, but there is a monogram at lower right with a "K" followed by the delta symbol. Printed by Reserve Litho.& Ptg. Co, Cleveland.

References:

Condition: A

Two tiny fold intersection splits visible when held to the light, otherwise fine. A few creases from lazy folding.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/1/2011

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