Auction 170, Lot 366

"The Story Map of the West Indies",

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1936 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15.4 x 12.1 inches
39.1 x 30.7 cm

This charming and colorful map of the Caribbean presents a fun and engaging visual aid to learn about the region. Each island is filled with quaint images of Natives, primary resources, key cities, and the local culture. Several historical notes are also included. The map extends to include parts of the United States (as far north as Chicago, Detroit and New York City), Mexico, Central America, and South America. The superb border is "adapted from Native West Indian handicraft and indigenous tropical fruits." Published by Chicago-based Colortext Publications, Inc., which created a series of "Story Maps" of different countries and regions.

References: Hornsby (Picturing America) #101.

Condition: A

A bright example with some light soiling in the bottom margin and a couple of tiny edge tears at right.

Estimate: $150 - $190

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/14/2018