Rare pictorial map of the United States, published by the The Mentholatum Company.
The map includes decorative vignettes illustrating the United States and a detailed text history of the state.
The map is very rare--we note a smaller tape measure map that is probably a photo-reduction of this map, but we find no other examples.
Most of the Mentholatum maps were illustrated by R.T. Aitchison, although this map is not signed.
R.T. Aitchison was a Witchita, Kansas illustrator. His collection is housed at Witchita 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.