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1931 (1949) Jo Mora

Decorative vintage pictorial map of Yosemite Valley drawn by artist Jo Mora in 1931 and later re-issued in 1941.

The map shows many humerous scenes and shows the activities common at the time in the Valley. Many landmarks are shown in an amusing way. For example, a cloud resting on an easy chair is shown for Clouds Rest. A bishop is straddling the Cathedral Spires. The map was originally printed in black & white in 1931 and reissued by the Yosemite & Curry Company in 1941 and 1949.

Joseph Jacinto "Jo" Mora, born 22 October 1876 in Uruguay, died 10 October 1947 in Monterey California. Jo Mora came to the United States as a child, he studied art in the New York, then worked for Boston newspapers as a cartoonist. He was a man of many other talents, artist-historian, sculptor, painter, photographer, illustrator, muralist and author. Later in life, he became quite a renown artist.

His series of illustrations of various parts of California (Carmel, Monterey, San Diego, Yosemite, California, etc.) are highly collected.