Auction 170, Lot 300

A Pictorial Map of West Point

"Map of West Point New York (with Variations)",

Subject: West Point, New York

Period: 1928 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

8.3 x 11.4 inches
21.1 x 29 cm

This pictorial map was produced by Lawrence Edward Shick, a 1920 graduate of West Point. It presents the Academy in a cartoonish-style similar to other maps of the period, with numerous buildings and all aspects of daily life depicted. Includes an inset of Popolopen and "The Torne" at bottom left. Frequently reprinted in larger sizes, this is the original version.

Lawrence Shick served as Instructor of Drawing at the Academy from 1925 to 1928 when this map was produced. He later designed the 1937 U.S. postage stamp featuring West Point. During WWII he received the Distinguished Service Medal for his role in planning the invasion of Okinawa and retired as a Brigadier General.

References: Rumsey #11484.

Condition: A+

A clean, colorful example.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/14/2018