A Good-Natured Map of Alaska: Showing the Services Offered by "The Alaska Line" (1934)
The first printing of Edward Camy's "good-natured" pictorial map for The Alaska Line of the Alaska Steamship company, showing the steamship route plus "suggesting some of the most interesting features of the Territory". Camy's whimsical drawings on the map include moose, bears, mountains, hunters, prospectors, walruses, sled dogs, reindeer, canned fish, oil fields, caribou, and other regional attributes. Seattle was the home of the Alaska Steamship Company and "the Alaska Line is Alaska's most important transportation link to with the States...this is America's last frontier, America's most varied Vacationland." Also noted on the map are highways and rail lines.
Lithographed by the Far West Lithograph & Printing Company of Seattle. Later printings of this map in 1939 and 1940 featured a different color scheme. Colors are rich and bright. Scarce in this edition. Item #1553.
Condition: Very Good, light surface creasing from previous rolling; a .75" closed tear at middle left edge; light edgewear along top right and bottom left edges.