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Auction 191, Lot 329

Everything Is Bigger in Texas

"Official Texas Brags Map of North America",

Subject: Texas, North America

Period: 1948 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

22.1 x 16.9 inches
56.1 x 42.9 cm
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This humorous map of North America was drawn with a vastly oversized Texas occupying approximately half of the United States. The eastern part of the United States is playfully identified as "Unannexed Territory" and the western portion is "Ceded Territory." Texas is filled with illustrations and amusing text including "1 Texas inch Equals 2 Feet", "True location of North Pole - 36.04 mi due North of Amarillo", and "Beefiest Turkeys" to name a few. Surrounding the map image are a series of related vignettes including the Alamo, San Jacinto Monument, and "Rowdy Rodeos." Drawn and illustrated by Mark Storm and published by John Randolph. This is the second edition of this map, first published in 1948, with the date and publisher's imprint updated. The map is accompanied by its original mailing envelope.


Condition: A

The map is clean and bright, issued folding with light wear along the folds and tiny holes at fold intersections. The envelope is worn with light soiling and a few small chips and tears.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/8/2023