Catalog Archive
Auction 197, Lot 129


"Illustrierte Karte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika mit Darstellung der Regionalen Bodenschatze, Produckte und Landschaftlichen Besonderheiten",

Subject: United States

Period: 1952 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

31.3 x 23.3 inches
79.5 x 59.2 cm
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This pictorial map was created by General Drafting Co. and was published in numerous editions in different languages around the 1950s, possibly to counteract propaganda created by the Soviet Union during the Cold War era. This German-language edition is packed with information and features hundreds of drawings in full color including points of interest, natural resources, and agricultural products. At bottom are inset maps showing railroad lines, air routes, and highways. At top is a double-hemisphere map of the world showing the location of the United States. Published by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

References: PJ Mode Collection #1368; Rumsey #12475.

Condition: A

A colorful example with minor extraneous creasing at top, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $25

Closed on 4/24/2024