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Auction 178, Lot 18


"Rand McNally Historical Flight Map", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: World, Flight Maps

Period: 1930 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

19 x 12.4 inches
48.3 x 31.5 cm
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This handsome world map highlights the routes of 24 historical flights. The legend at bottom right identifies each flight; among the famous aviators noted here are John Alcock and Arthur Brown, Charles Lindbergh, and Commander Richard E. Byrd. Three of Byrd's routes are delineated, including his then-recent flight to the South Pole. A facsimile of his signature appears at bottom in an inset of the Antarctic. Advertisements for Veedol Motor Oil at bottom left and on verso tout that Byrd is among the many famous aviators who favor the brand. On verso there is a chronological history of aviation and a charming illustrated cover to the pamphlet.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and short separations along the folds.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/10/2020