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Description

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.

Condition Description
Minor fold split and soiling.