pictorial 48 U.S. state cartoon maps 1939 New York World's Fair Souvenir AtlasBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Americana, United States, Books with Maps, Children's Books).
Pageant of the States, by Dr. Ernest Sutherland Bates and Dr. Herman S. Schiff.
Published 1939, New York by Rand House Inc for the New York World's Fair.
c. 100 pages plus wrapper covers. Text in English. Contains a long run of wonderful color lithographed cartoon pictorial maps of 48 states (no Alaska or Hawaii, obviously).
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, oblong format.
Atlas is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Covers worn, spine cloth frayed, slight bow to book, remains overall clean and attractive as an object. Essentially a collection of 48 state maps, each worthy of individual display.
Text block paper is gently toned, signs of handling, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this scarce pre- WW II cartographic item survives.
Covers measures c. 8 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W.