Jun 03, 2021 - Sale 2571

Sale 2571 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(PICTORIAL MAPS.) Miguel Covarrubias. Pageant of the Pacific. Set of 6 large offset color lithographed maps. 25x38 and 19x25 inches each sheet size; without portfolio or descriptive pamphlet; soft vertical creases at center from original wooden dowel binder, a few points of minor margin wear but otherwise bright examples. San Francisco: Pacific House, 1940

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After the stylish, vibrant murals painted by Covarrubias for the Pacific House on Treasure Island which served as the premier exhibit of the 1939 San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition. Each map title implies a relation of cultural resonance particular to the Pacific islands, but the maps provide a much broader pictorial representation of the socio-demographic distribution for most other parts of the world.

I. Peoples of the Pacific.
II. The Fauna and Flora of the Pacific.
III. Art Forms of the Pacific Area.
IV. Economy of the Pacific.
V. Native Dwellings of the Pacific Area.
VI. Native Means of Transportation in the Pacific Area.