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Auction 172, Lot 204

"Sonoma County Wine Country",

Subject: Sonoma County, California

Period: 1980 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

17.7 x 25.6 inches
45 x 65 cm
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This charming pictorial map of the Sonoma Wine Country was created by artist James Dowlen on behalf of the Sonoma County Winegrowers Association. This promotional map identifies each of the local wineries with grape leaves and shows the various highways and routes to access each one. Interspersed throughout the map are round vignettes showing scenic sites in the region, including Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, novelist Jack London's wolf house, and Armstrong Redwoods State National Preserve. At top are lovely views of vineyards. Dowlen, who initially specialized in pencil and ink illustrations and fantasy drawings, helped pioneer digital tools for use in print media and computerized animation. He currently operates Dowlen Artworks, located near Portland, Oregon.


Condition: A

A clean example with minor toning and a horizontal crease at bottom, professionally backed in linen.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 4/17/2019