"Reg Manning's Cartoon Map of Arizona [with] Reg Manning's Cartoon Guide of Arizona",
Period: 1938 (published)
Color: Black & White
16 x 19.2 inches
40.6 x 48.8 cm
This pictorial map of the state was created by Reginald Manning and issued in the rear pocket of his Cartoon Guide of Arizona. The map shows the road network, cities and towns, and is absolutely jam-packed with illustrations featuring natural wonders, points of interest, historically important places, and much more. Copious notations fill the gaps including "Beautiful Highways May Tempt You To Step On It - Please Don't!", "Here We See Man's Mightiest Work, The Boulder Dam", and "Here Is The Salt River Valley - Irrigated Agricultural Empire and World Renowned Winter Playground." The 121 pages of text further describes these attractions and is divided into roughly two sections - those areas that are best explored in the summer months and those regions best experienced in the cooler months. 12mo, hardbound in stiff pictorial boards. Published by J.J. Augustin in New York. Signed by the author on the title page.
Although born in Kansas City, Missouri, Reginald Manning moved to Phoenix, Arizona as a teenager and remained in Arizona for the remainder of his life. His only formal art training was in high school, however he became known for his editorial cartoons, even winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1951 for one of his cartoons about the Korean War entitled "Hats."
The folding map is mostly clean with light wear along the fold lines and a couple of tiny fold separations. Text is uniformly lightly toned. Covers are rubbed with some light stains and the spine backing is missing.