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Auction 183, Lot 23

"Map of Mankind", Hammond, C. S.

Subject: World

Period: 1946 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
30.1 x 22.9 inches
76.5 x 58.2 cm

This is sculptor Malvina Hoffman’s controversial map showing the world surrounded by photographs of the statues she produced for the Chicago Field Museum to depict the world’s “racial stocks.” Each illustration is numbered with a corresponding location on the map. The racial depictions reinforcing stereotypes were questioned by some when the map was published. They became seen as blatantly offensive during the Civil Rights movement and under pressure Hammond withdrew the map from circulation. For an article on Hoffman’s works and this map, click here.

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Condition: A

A colorful example with minor wear along the fold lines. Issued folding.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $475

Closed on 6/9/2021

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