Wyeth, N.C. (illus).
National Geographic Society. 1928-1929.
PAIR OF COLOR MAPS, each image 15 3/4 x 18 inches, folded (as issued). Short separation to right fold edge of Western Hemisphere, light wear to folds. Strikingly attractive pictorial maps in shades of deep blue and grey, showing the hemispheres surrounded by a decorative border. The western hemisphere features Neptune and a mermaid in the lower corners with the sun and the moon in the upper corners. The eastern hemisphere features explorers in the lower corners and Zeus and the wind in the upper corners. These dramatic images were painted by N.C. Wyeth as murals for the National Geographic Society building and issued as supplements with the Society magazine at that time. Item #33819