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Description

Lively pictorial bird's-eye view of Seattle, in Washington, published by Harvey Hutter & Co. in New York, in 1989.

The map purports to show the world as seen from this Pacific Northwest city. Depicted from the southwest, a glimpse of Mexico, Hawaii, the Rockies, and San Francisco can be seen before showing a massive portrayal of Seattle.

In the city, there is the Space Needle, aquarium, Lake Washington, and many other sights. Traffic is enormously backed up, and Bellevue has a vintage computer, likely representing the area's very nascent technology revolution.

Further afield, the world falls away. Seattle is shown front and center, as the most important city in the world.

The present view is one of a large series of images that riffed on the Steinberg concept while substituting other American and worldwide cities. Steinberg's original work has been the subject of almost-countless parodies, including one for the release of Moscow on the Hudson by Columbia Pictures, which resulted in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Condition Description
Somewhat sunstruck. Minor tape-stain from framing in right part of image.