Montana state Cartoon Pictorial Map 1937Shope art promotional historical mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A Map of Montana Whereon is Depicted and Inscribed the Pioneer History of the Land of Shining Mountains.
(Old Maps, North America, United States, Montana, Cartoon Pictorial Map).
Issued 1937, Montana.
Early 20th Century promotional cartoon pictorial map of this western state.
The map focuses on the Montana frontier history during the Westward Expansion of the United States. Numerous detailed line drawings portray pioneers and Native Americans. Regarding the large illustrations surrounding the map, the legend in the lower margin states, "Border illustrations represent the major frontier industries: Trapping, Mining, Cattle and Sheep Raising, and Lumbering," and identifies symbols for fur posts, military forts, fights and battles, cities and towns, missions, historic markers and abandoned frontier towns. The map also indicates 11 historic trails from Lewis and Clark's route west in 1805, to the retreat of Chief Joseph's Nez Perces in 1877. In addition, it shows old freight and stage roads and "Indian trails over the Rockies" from after 1860, and the modern state highway system established in 1936. Beside the legend is a compass rose decorated with a Native American motif and an inset map of Yellowstone National Park. Mountain ranges are drawn in relief. Numerous smaller illustrations with captions also decorate the map.*
Original fold lines.Light signs of age and handling, well preserved and mostly clean example.
Map sheet Measures c. 17" H x 22" W.
*credit to B. Rudermann.