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Auction 167, Lot 167

"Map of the State of New Hampshire",

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1926 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

23 x 33.3 inches
58.4 x 84.6 cm
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This lighthearted pictorial map of the New Hampshire was created by Elizabeth Shurtleff and Helen McMillin. It is packed with humorous illustrations and text poking fun at the state. Some of the more enjoyable notes include: "To Utah, B. Young"; "There goes Governor Wentworth, our first summer tourist"; "What's Daniel [Webster] saying about me down there"; and "You can't cut these trees - they belong to Uncle Sam!". The map is further decorated by swirls of ribbon with various state seals, a large compass rose, and a banner title cartouche. Lithographed by The Tudor Press, Boston.

References: Hornsby (Picturing America) pp. 22, 48.

Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a few minor fold separations and edge tears. Light soiling at top and bottom.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/28/2018