Jones, Amy (mapmaker).
New York. R.R. Bowker Company. 1949.
Color pictorial map, 20 1/8 x 25 7/8 inches on sheet 22 1/8 x 27 7/8 inches. Multiple soft vertical creases to right half of sheet from rolling, visible in a raking light; 1 inch repaired tear to right edge, just entering neat line; a few short tears (1/4 inch or less) to top and bottom edges; light toning to margins. Overall good condition. The beautifully illustrated map combines literary and historical information, showing the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails as well as "Huck Finn's Home". A visual tour of the American literary canon from the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries, from "My Friend Flicka" to "Up From Slavery". Three inset maps detail The Boston Area, The Chicago area, and The New York Area ("Age of Innocence" and "Awake and Sing"). Surmounting the whole is a line of portraits of ten of the country's most famous (male) authors. Map-maker and illustrator Amy Jones studied at the Pratt Institute and worked for the WPA's Fine Arts Section. Item #55311