The print edition map reproducing Miguel Covarrubias' mural "Native Dwellings of the Pacific," one of six murals in the series "The Pageant of the Pacific" commissioned for the Golden Gate Exposition of 1939. Covarrubias was a contemporary of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and other prominent Mexican artists of the period. He died in 1957 in Mexico City.
After the Exposition, the six murals were loaned to the American Museum of Natural History (New York) and exhibited there until 1953, then placed in storage until 1959. When returned to San Francisco one mural, Art Forms of the Pacific, went missing or was not returned. The remaining five murals were exhibited at the World Trade Center Ferry Building in SF from 1959-2001. Since then the murals have been exhibited (as a group or separately) in Mexico, San Jose, the California African American Museum (Los Angeles) and at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. The mural Fauna and Flora of the Pacific is currently on long-term loan to the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco and can be seen on display there.
Lithographed in the U.S.A. by H.S. Crocker Company, Inc. and Schwabacher-Frey Company. Item #1473.
Condition: Very Good-, uneven fold down center; slight surface waviness; toning to paper with a few areas of spotting; closed 1/8" and 1/4" nicks or pinhole tears at left and right middle edges where map was possibly tacked for display.