Jun 03, 2021 - Sale 2571

Sale 2571 - Lot 79

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(PICTORIAL MAPS.) The Crawfords. Group of 21 hand-printed textile maps. Variously colored screen-prints on cotton fabric. Approximately 12x18 inches each; occasional light foxing. Jamestown, RI, late 1940's/early 1950's

Additional Details

A marvelous suite of mid-20th-century pictorial placemat maps hand-fashioned by a little-known husband and wife duo, George and Margaret Crawford, at their home in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Each map offers appropriately simplified geographic detail with pleasant, familiar, illustrated emblems - they are very distinctive with a certain retro kitsch appeal. Titles include:

Northern California and Nevada.
Southern California/Arizona.
The Great Lakes.
Door County/Green Bay, Wisconsin.
[Northern] Michigan.
Detroit and Vicinity.
North Carolina.
South Carolina/Georgia.
State of Florida and Gulf of Mexico.
Suburban Philadelphia.
Washington D.C./Del-Mar-Va.
New York City/Manhattan I.
Long Island.
Adirondacks/Thousand Islands, New York.
Cape Cod.
Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Block Island, R.I.
Chart from Newport to Bermuda.