Auction 159, Lot 158

Pictorial Map with German Text on Verso

"[Title on Cover] America ", Poole Bros.

Subject: United States

Period: 1936 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
30.8 x 25.7 inches
78.2 x 65.3 cm

This full-color pictorial map of the United States is filled with charming vignettes and figures. Both tourist destinations and local resources are highlighted including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and The Alamo to name a few. A large table of distances from New York, Boston, Montreal and Norfolk to points west fills the Atlantic Ocean. While the map is completely in English, the highly illustrated verso contains German text - clearly designed to draw a German audience to America, which became a much shorter journey with the advent of commercial aviation. Printed by the Poole Brothers in Chicago.

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Condition: B+

A colorful example, issued folding, with several tiny splits at fold intersections as is commonly seen.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2016

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