Sale 19BP02 | Lot 64

[PROHIBITION] McCANDLISH, EDWARD. Bill Whiffletree's Bootlegger's Map of the United States.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
[PROHIBITION]  McCANDLISH, EDWARD. Bill Whiffletree's Bootlegger's Map of the United States.

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Lot 64
[PROHIBITION] McCANDLISH, EDWARD. Bill Whiffletree's Bootlegger's Map of the United States.
New York: Hagstrom Company, after 1926 and likely circa 1944. Color-printed map with text below. Sheet 25 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches (64 x 79.5 cm). Professionally restored and laid to archival board.
A very fun cartographic spoof on Prohibition in the United States: here the "Pints of the Compass" point yeast, souse, etc., convenient names remain the same such as Brandywine and Bar Harbor but most have been altered to fit the joke such as "Lake Champagne" or Tacoma as "Take'ome a Pint." Along with the upper 48, Mexico, Cuba (with a bridge to Florida) and Canada are partially lampooned, for instance a sign reads "Canada Dry?" and bird perched on it reports "Sometimes I wonder." Barron's Map Blog has written a long entry on these maps and believes the Bill Wiffletree edition to have been updated and issued alongside McCandlish's 1944 Ration Map of the United States, a similar lampoon. The map bears significant changes from the first issue on 1926 (not issued in color) and both maps are worthy of interest. See: http://www.barronmaps.com/us-comic-maps-prohibition-era-1920-1933-part-2-the-bootleggers-map-of-the-united-states/


Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $937 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $937 (includes buyer's premium)

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