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Auction 182, Lot 151

"Folklore and Legends of Our Country",

Subject: United States

Period: 1962 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

33.5 x 22.7 inches
85.1 x 57.7 cm
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This large pictorial map was drawn by Frank Soltesz and published by the Humble Oil & Refining Company. Instead of focusing on physical and political geography, the map presents some of the major stories that defined the United States through detailed illustrations. A few of the 65 illustrations that caught this catalogers eye were Daniel Webster, Blackbeard, Paul Bunyan, Calamity Jane, and the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill. Luckily, the map has a key on verso for the more obscure references. Also on verso is a "Road Map of the United States" and a listing of tourist attractions by state entitled "Treasuries of Americana." The folklore map is dated 1960 and the road map on verso is dated 1962. The map is accompanied by its original pictorial envelope titled “tips on travel.”

References: Rumsey #8486.

Condition: A+

Fine. Issued folding.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/28/2021