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Auction 182, Lot 266

"Island of Hawaii", White, Ruth Taylor

Subject: Big Island, Hawaii

Period: 1931 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

11.3 x 14.7 inches
28.7 x 37.3 cm
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Ruth Taylor White's charming pictorial maps are among the most popular collectible maps of the early 20th century. These whimsical maps, often known as cartographs, combine graphic style, color and comical observation and are drawn in a whimsical, humorous style much like Jo Mora's celebrated work of the same period. In this map of the "Big Island," cartoonish characters populate the island with major roads and points of interest noted, which actually makes this a fairly useful map for the tourist. Decorated by a ribbon style banner and a descriptive cartouche. Printed by The Paradise of the Pacific for the Hawaii Tourist Bureau. Blank verso.

References: Hornsby (Picturing America) #5.

Condition: A

Thee is some soiling and light foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/28/2021