Auction 162, Lot 144

"Literary Journeys - A Pictorial Chart of Children's Literature in the United States for Elementary Schools and Libraries", Smith, J.L.

Subject: United States

Period: 1940 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

34 x 22.3 inches
86.4 x 56.6 cm

This large folding map of the United States is filled with illustrations that tie children's literature to geography. A sampling of the illustrations include: Little House on the Prairie (Kansas), Johnny Appleseed (Ohio), Br'er Rabbit (Mississippi), and Buffalo Bill (Colorado). The corners of the map are decorated with illustrations of well-known book titles. Compiled by Ernest A. Choate, and drawn and lithographed by J.L. Smith in Philadelphia.


Condition: A

A clean and colorful example with a short edge tear confined to the right blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $95

Closed on 4/26/2017