Lewis, B.E. (mapmaker).
Sunshine Area Chambers of Commerce. 1947.
Color pictorial map, sheet 18 x 24 inches, folding to pamphlet 9 x 3 3/4 inches. Very good condition. Published to encourage tourism by the Sunshine Area Chambers of Commerce, text in the decorative cartouche explains: "The Map of America's Sunshine Area can indicate only a few of the numberless scenic and historic attractions contributing to the magnificence, the awe-inspiring beauty and the romance of this unique, hospitable, and sincerely friendly land." Air routes and airfields are marked in blue. The verso has black and white photo illustrations of places of interest and an extensive listing of facilities at southwestern airports in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, including the length of the runway. The striking two panel color cover illustration, also by B.E. Lewis, depicts a small propeller airplane (NC12) taking off with cowboy and girl couple with horse in the foreground. An uncommon item, not located in WorldCat. Item #54658