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Auction 147, Lot 214

"Hawaii The Travelers' Treasure Islands", White, Ruth Taylor

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1935 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

15.2 x 24.3 inches
38.6 x 61.7 cm
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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 and are drawn in the same style of Jo Mora's celebrated work of the same period. In this map, the entire chain of Hawaiian Islands is depicted and decorated with cartoonish characters, with major roads and points of interest noted. Decorated by a large ribbon-style banner cartouche, quoting Mark Twain, that states "The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean."


Condition: B+

Vivid color with some minor surface abrasions and faint color touch-ups in the image and one closed edge tear confined to the right blank margin. Archivally mounted on an oversized piece of canvas.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $550

Closed on 11/20/2013