Auction 157, Lot 44

"[Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere - Map of Discovery [and] Eastern Hemisphere - Map of Discovery", National Geographic Magazine

Subject: World

Period: 1928 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
18.1 x 15.9 inches
46 x 40.4 cm

This attractive pair of world maps is based upon murals created by painter N.C. Wyeth which decorated Hubbard Memorial Hall, the National Geographic Society's first formal library. While the maps themselves are based upon modern information and political boundaries, the style and decorative elements are characteristic of 16th century maps including depictions of Zeus, Poseidon, a wind head, and several explorers. The murals also served as the frontispiece to the March, May, July, November and December magazine issues from 1928.

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Condition: A

Issued folding and now pressed flat with a a few tiny fold separations confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/4/2016

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