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Lone Star Humor

Previously unrecorded pictorial map of Texas, published in San Antonio by Nowotny-Burrell & Co.

Entertaining pictorial map of Texas, with a fun variety of Texas humor and wit. The map is filled with clever notes and cute twists on state names, etc.  Some of the better historical notes include bits of humor relating to:

  • King Ranch -- Largest Ranch on Earth
  • Roy Bean -- Best Lawyer in the World
  • Austin - Capitol of the World
  • World's Wildest Sheep
  • Big-D Money (perhaps a good name for a rapper?)
  • Most Beautiful Gals on Earth

Some of the state names are also quite entertaining:

  • I-Don't-No
  • Washing Machine
  • Calaphoney
  • Ore Gone
  • Virgin / Best Virgin
  • Ill Noice
  • Arid Zone
  • Delirium

The humor doesn't stop at the border, with the Canadian Mountie called a junior branch of the Texas Rangers, Mexico called Texico and the Great Lakes "spare water holes for Texas Cattle).  Even the Compass Rose includes a fifth fleur de lis for Texas.

The artist of the map is listed simply as Jones.

Condition Description
A few minor marginal tears