Bell, Barbara (mapmaker).
Minneapolis, MN. College Women's Club. Minneapolis Branch of the American Association of University Women. 1931.
Pictorial / pictographic map, 32 1/2 x 23 1/4 on sheet 33 x 23 3/4 inches. Archivally mounted on linen, minimising tear at upper right corner just entering image, tiny hole at lower right corner now inpainted. Displays very well. This is the original 1931 issue of this poster-sized decorative map of Minnesota, one of several maps of the era produced under the auspices of the American Association of University Women. The design and detailed historical information are a tour-de-force of detail and breadth of coverage. At the upper edge two vistas show "Development of Transportation" and "Development of Industry." Along the lower edge is a frieze highlighting Minnesotan history from pre-historic eras (invertebrate life to dinosaurs and woolly mammoths); below that two friezes show human habitation from the "First Inhabitants - Sioux, Chippewa, and Cree" through the history of European immigration, noting the arrival of different ethnic groups. The detailed central map shows trading posts, forts, portages etc with much textual commentary. Item #36440