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Marvelous whimsical map of the Philippine Islands.

Shows the archipelago highlighted on a deep blue ground within a circular porthole. Surrounding this are details of Japan, China, Indo-China, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Australia and New Guinea.

Includes many brightly colored vignettes of native costumes, activities, wildlife, and places of interest depicted throughout the map. Relief shown pictorially. Includes legend: "All distances are from Manila. There are 7,083 Philippine Islands. 466 are over one square mile in area."

Ruth Taylor White was among the most prolific makers of pictographic maps. Her whimsical style combines her artistic skills with local color and flavor, making her maps among the most collected pictographic maps.