Striking, colorful vintage pictorial map of California highlighting its importance and growing role in citrus fruit growing in the middle of the 20th century.
The art for the map was made by Cal Rambeau and the publication was undertaken by the California Fruit Growers Exchange of Los Angeles.
The vibrant composition contrasts the geographic information on the left with insets of the various stages of citrus agriculture on the right. In the lower right corner is a botanical diagram of the different kinds of fruit that are grown in the state.
Some fruit-growing areas in western Arizona are also shown: "the areas in green with orange, lemon and grapefruit symbols represent the 335,000 acres of citrus groves in these two states."
This map is quite scarce - we have looked for it for years, this being the first copy we have offered for sale. OCLC locates a single copy at the University of Kansas.