Manuscript pictorial map archive
Reagan, Michael Francis
Date of Creation:
Nearly half of the 215 maps in this archive illustrate the Americas, from the northernmost reaches of the Arctic Circle to the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. Africa and Asia are also very well represented, followed by Oceana, Europe and the British Isles: there are three maps that illustrate the golf courses of Scotland.
Reagan was born in El Dorado, Arkansas; served in the U.S. Navy and The Peace Corps Ivory Coast West Africa. He has been an artist and illustrator for more than forty years.
The original artwork in the archive at the Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla includes commissions for:
The National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Tampa History Center, National Archives, San Diego Zoo, Alleghany Trail Alliance, Florida Wildlife Initiative, Napa Valley Appellations, National Geographic, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, Audubon, Outside, Harper’s, On Earth, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal, Architectural Digest, Travel & Leisure, Bon Appétit, and South Dakota Magazine.
Shown here is Pen and ink with color wash on heavy paper. The image is 7 x 10.5 inches. A proof for the "Seven Wonders of the World", as they ae marked on the map with the exact location of Babylon not yet inserted.