The United States as seen by Californians
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Orren Arnold's marvelously distorted map of the United States, providing a California-centric view of the United States.
Published by the Brags Publishing Company, the map is adopted from the book California Brags.
As noted by Rumsey:
“A humorous pictorial map with golden sun on upper left, giving a detailed depiction of California, it's relative size to the rest of the United States, showing Florida as "Death Valley", the rest of the United States as "Unexplored" and only good for "Movie Sets". Map is filled with images of Mexicans, Indians and Anglos. Shows rivers, lakes, harbors, landmarks, parks, recreational activities and local people.”
One of the first maps of its genre and quite possibly the most decorative.