Covent Station, NJ / Washington, D.C. General Drafting Co., Inc. / Amerikanischen Aussenministerium (U.S. State Department). 1950s.
TWO ISSUES of this color pictorial map, both featuring the same map, but one with English text blocks and one with German text blocks. The English language map: 23 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches on sheet 24 14 x 33 1/4 inches, three 4 1/4 x 7 inch inset maps, issued as folded brochure with text and 13 1/2 x 21 1/2 inch highway map on verso. Light soiling to cover, toning to map edges, diagonal crease to upper right corner, multiple splits to fold ends up to 2 inches, a few spots of foxing; good condition. German language: 23 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches on sheet 24 x 33 1/2 inches, three 4 1/4 x 7 inch inset maps, blank verso. Creasing to top edge from rolling, 5 inch band of very light toning to verso, very slight vertical crease 6 inches from right edge; overall very good clean condition. These are two versions of the same map, one published for an American audience as a brochure (cover title: "Pictorial Map of the United States with Trip-Planning Guide"), and one reproduced by the U.S. State Department for free distribution in German-speaking countries. Small vignettes depict the landscape, resources and industrial centers of the country, while the inset maps show main rail lines, flight paths and highways. The population of the United States is given as 151 million in the text accompanying the English-language map and 155 million in the German map. That, together with the exclusion of Hawaii and Alaska from the count, places the date of publication for the first map at circa 1950, while the other was published a few years later. Item #56477
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