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Auction 183, Lot 116

"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 cataloger's 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.

References: Rumsey #8486.

Condition: A

A colorful example with a few tiny fold separations. Issued folding.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/9/2021