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R.T. Aitchison's First Map!

Rare pictorial map of Kansas by R.T. Aitchison, published by the The Mentholatum Company.

The map includes decorative vignettes illustrating Kansas and text telling the history of the state.

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.