Auction 151, Lot 133

"Carte Illustree des Etats-Unis d'Amerique Montrant les Ressources, Produits, Topographie, et Principales Caracteristiques Regionales",

Subject: United States

Period: 1944 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
31.3 x 23.4 inches
79.5 x 59.4 cm

This spectacularly illustrated French map of the United States was published by the U.S. Office of War Information during
World War II
. All of the 48 states are shown with major cities identified. Hundreds of small illustrations serve to highlight the products, culture, and notable sites in each state. In addition to a title cartouche, there are three inset maps showing the railroads, airways, and interstates, and an inset focused on facts about America.

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Condition: A

Clean and bright with a few short edge tears confined to the blank margin, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/19/2014

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