America’s Only Folk-Lore Character Paul Bunyan’s Pictorial Map of The United States Depicting Some of His Deeds and Exploits.

Handy, R. D. (mapmaker). R. D. Handy. Duluth, Minn. 1935.

Color pictographic / pictorial map, 18 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches on sheet size 20 x 30 inches, professionally mounted to linen backing minimising minor flaws (pinholes in each corner, 1 inch tear to lower left edge and right upper edge); overall very good condition.

Humorous map by R. D. Handy showing the adventures across the United States of the larger than life folkloric character the lumberjack Paul Bunyan. At the lower left are pictured his cohorts of the lumber camps Sourdough Sam, Shot Gunderson, Johnny Inkslinger, Big Ole and Chris Crosshaul. Reported adventures include the “Beginning of Golf in this Country” with Paul Bunyan standing at the lower end of Texas hitting a rock over the Gulf of Mexico and landing in Florida. This is an early edition of a map that was issued over a period of years: at lower right above the copyright date of 1935 is a badge shape with “Published by G.D. Handy Duluth Minn.” #53070