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Auction 195, Lot 776

"Tourist Map of South Africa",

Subject: South Africa

Period: 1937 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

25.7 x 20.6 inches
65.3 x 52.3 cm
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This charming tourist map of South Africa was created by Ernest Ullmann for the Publicity and Travel Department in the Union of South Africa. The modes of travel are a focus on this map, with the railways and harbors depicted pictorially with miniature trains and cruise ships, while a number of biplanes fly over the land. The various regions in South Africa are delineated, with important towns and tourist sites noted in each. Images of native animals, people, and natural sites fill the map. On verso is an alphabetical guide to South Africa, covering topics from the Addo Elephant National Park to Zululand. Folds into original brown paper wrappers (4.5 x 9.1").

References: Rumsey #12468.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few short splits at the fold junctions and two light spots. Wrappers have minor soiling and wear.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $65

Closed on 11/15/2023