Mora, Jo (mapmaker).
San Diego. The Marston Company. 1928.
Color poster, pictographic / pictorial map, 27 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches on sheet 29 1/4 x 24 inches, folded as issued. Paper backing with reinforcement and inpainting to two small spots along the vertical centrefold; wear to the lower left horizontal fold (only visible on close inspection from verso). Strong color, bright and clean. Jo Mora's wonderful combination of fun, historical information and sense of color are displayed in this detailed bird's eye view style map of San Diego - what there was of it, since most of the map is green (agriculture and the country) or blue for the sea. However an indication of the future is seen in a pictograph marked SUBDIVISION with a salesman expansively gesticulating to a couple with a bag marked IOWA. At sea a lookout on the ship Cabrillo exclaims "Caramba! You'd never know the old place now." The border depicts historical events. At lower left are images of six buildings and fantastical beasts who are to be seen at Balboa Park. The map was published by the Marston Company in celebration of its Golden Anniversary. Item #53571