Wilmington, Delaware: Delaware Tercentenary Commission, 1938. 21 x 15. First Edition. Color pictorial map. Old tape stains in margins; none affecting image. Else, very good condition.
This pictorial map celebrates the history of the state of Delaware at the time of its Tricentennial. This colorful map was issued by the Delaware Tercentenary Commission; pictorial maps, such as this example, were quite popular in the early 20th century.Originally marketed for $1, this "PICTORIAL MAP OF DELAWARE, IN FULL COLOR, designed by Jacob Riegel, Jr., showing an authentic map of the State with an ornamental border, depicting the coats of arms of Sweden, the Netherlands, England and the United States; soldiers of their respective periods; portraits of Johann Printz, Peter Stuyvesant, James, Duke of York; drawings of 32 historical buildings and many other embellishments. Sheet size 19" x 25", for sale at $1.00 each." These maps were produced in large numbers, but are scarce today since they were issued for promotional purposes. Overall, an informative and decorative map.