Map of the U.S. for the Foot-Loose: An Indispensable guide for Married Couples Contemplating Seperate (sic) Vacations
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America for the Foot-Loose: An Indispensable Guide For Married Couples Contemplating Seperate [sic] Vacations"
Particulars of publication not known but may have been done for ESQUIRE Magazine.
The artist, Bill Charmatz, was well-regarded for his lightly humorous depictions of a variety of situations. That said, he was not particularly thought of as a map artist. Image area measures 13.5 x 15.75” and is signed in the upper left. The outlines and the lettering are on an acetate-type overlay with the coloring beneath. Note that the overlay wasn’t quite large enough and the northernmost tip of Maine is on the under-board.
There are many humorous little details… from “Farm house (ask for daughter)” to the red lights on Havana, Tijuana, Mexicali and Cuidad Juarez and on and on. Overall this is in very good condition… though there are a couple small losses including some of the lettering of “Blue Bell” PA… which parenthetically he’s written as ‘Blue Balls”