Bloodgood, Don (illus).
Shell Oil Company. 1935.
Two color pictographic / pictorial maps, printed on either side of one sheet, sheet size 22 x 32 inches, multiple fold as issued. Light wear and 1 1/2 inch split to upper right edge at fold, small area of discoloration in lower left margin; bright and clean image. This folded poster has two bird's eye view style comic maps by Don Bloodgood. One side is a view of San Diego and surrounding area with the harbor in the foreground showing Cuyamaca Dam in the distance, the Santa Maria and Poway Valleys to the north and Mexico to the south. There are circular inset images of La Jolla, Old Town, the Exposition Grounds, Coronado and Agua Caliente. On the sides of the map are a total of eight historical images with text description; along the lower edge are images of five mission buildings and there is a ribbon banner at the top. The second side is a detailed image of the fairgrounds with a decorative western themed border. On both maps are small comic figures showing the various activities of the area. Of particular interest are the vast areas in the San Diego area which are not built up! These are two of the larger pictorial maps produced by illustrator Don Bloodgood, who did other work for Shell Oil. This map is pictured in Derek Hayes' "Historical Atlas of California" (2007). Item #52027