Auction 170, Lot 157

A Map Promoting Peace and Tolerance

"A Friendship Map",

Subject: United States

Period: 1956 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

37.9 x 27.8 inches
96.3 x 70.6 cm

This large, pictorial map of the United States was issued by Friendship Press, the publishing arm of the National Council of Churches. It is densely filled with illustrations showing natural resources, industries, and the various nationalities that settled in a given region. Four insets and numerous illustrations surround the main map including the "Makers of the U.S.A." A text border of notable citizens includes Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, Cyrus McCormick, and Samuel Morse to name a few. Friendship Press produced a number of maps of various parts of the world that were designed to promote peace and tolerance.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light scattered foxing and a few short splits at fold intersections. There are remnants of cello tape confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/14/2018