Rare pictorial map of California by R.T. Aitchison, published by the Mentholatum Company.
The map includes decorative vignettes illustrating California and a detailed text history of the state.
R.T. Aitchison was a Wichita, Kansas illustrator. His collection is housed at Wichita State University and consists of:
. . . 35 maps are divided into two series. The first includes 29 maps by Wichita illustrator and artist Robert T. Aitchison produced for the Mentholatum Company. These include state historical maps, and a map of the Holy Land. The second series includes six maps. These additional maps were not part of the Mentholatum Company series and include maps printed by the McCormick-Armstrong Company, a pencil sketch, a map compiled by Aitchison and rendered by Bill Jackson, and Aitchison's final map finished by Bill Jackson.
We locate only the examples in the Rumsey Collection and the Huntington Library.