In 1927, famed American painter N. C. Wyeth completed a series of five murals for Hubbard Memorial Hall, the National Geographic Society's first formal library. The Map of Discovery: Western Hemisphere, published in January 1929, is one of those outstanding murals. It features Poseidon and a mermaid keeping watch over the oceans as well as the routes of explorers and dates of expeditions.The 1929 "Map of Discovery: Western Hemisphere" map features:
Coverage Area: Western Hemisphere, including North America, South America
|Map Type||Historical Maps|
|Usage Type||Decor Maps|
These maps are beautiful! (Eastern and Western Hemispheres). I bought them just for display - not for education or accuracy necessarily. They look like they should be on the wall of an old study above a worn leather sofa with pipe smoke lingering in the air... The only thing is the size is not a standard frame size, so they would have to be custom framed.