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Auction 179, Lot 29

"McCormick's Map of the World",

Subject: World

Period: 1933 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

17.8 x 15.7 inches
45.2 x 39.9 cm
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This promotional double-hemispheric map of the world was created by McCormick & Company in Baltimore, Maryland. It is filled with the routes of early aviators including Amelia Earhart, Dieudonne Costes , Joseph Le Brix, and Charles Kingsford Smith. Of particular importance to McCormick, the map also names and locates spices found throughout the world, with a large percentage originating in Asia. The corners of the map further emphasizes spices with illustrations showing the harvesting of various beans, teas, and seeds. Below the map is the McCormick headquarters, illustrations of some of its Bee Brand products, and the flags of 35 countries. Self-folds into pictorial wrappers (4.0 x 9.0").

References: Rumsey #11471.

Condition: B+

A colorful example with a few tiny stains at top and a couple of short fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/16/2020