By: Ernest Dudley Chase
Date: 1945 (Published) Chicago
Dimensions: 27.6 x 20.5 inches (70.1 x 52.1 cm)
A rare WWII era pictorial map of North America by renown artist Earnest Dudley Chase. This map features a wide array of architectural edifices, sites of natural wonder and historical significance throughout the North American continent from the polar reaches of northern Canada and Greenland to the tropics of Central America.
As described by Rumsey: The map is filled with drawings of buildings, landmarks and wildlife. Along the right and left margins are vignette images of important buildings and scenic spots in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Cuba. In addition, on the map there are small pictographs featuring the attractions of the countries: Greenland, Iceland, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. Geographical features include national boundaries, capitals, states and provinces, major cities, rivers and other large bodies of water.
An elaborate cartouche surrounds the map title in the top left and in the lower right, a compass rose pointing north with a trident adorns the Atlantic between Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the eastern seaboard of the United States. In the lower left is a scale of distance in miles. Surrounding the map is an art-deco style geometric border colored in black, yellow and pink.
Condition: This pictorial map is in B condition with sun-faded color. The map has been linin-backed for preservation and presentation purposes.
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