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Auction 184, Lot 40

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

Subject: World

Period: 1946 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

30.1 x 22.9 inches
76.5 x 58.2 cm
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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.


Condition: A

A colorful example with a couple of minor surface abrasions around Turkey, otherwise fine. Issued folding.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/15/2021