Baltimore, Md: Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1956. Near Fine. Item #17263
A vibrant and whimsically colorful pictorial map of Maryland depicting its rich 300-year history.
This is a quite large map, with the image measuring approximately 38" x 25", while framed dimensions measuring 44" x 31".
The map is stunning to behold, and the colors are striking. Tunis draws heavily on important events and people prominent in the history of Maryland, and includes many rich narratives related to the illustrations.
The border features 14 vignettes which include illustrations of the bombing of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, George Washington resigning his commission in Annapolis at the end of the Revolutionary War, the Maryland State House, the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War, and a detailed street map of Annapolis depicting important historical buildings, among many others.
This is a 1956 2nd printing of this historic map, originally published in 1931 by the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore to celebrate Maryland's 300th Anniversary.
Framed under glass with a plain wood frame, The map is in Fine condition while the frame is in Very Good condition, with a few minor nicks.
This iconic piece of Maryland history would make a fine centerpiece to any modern-day quality Maryland collection and would look spectacular hanging above the fireplace as an eye-catching focal point.
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