Pictorial Map of North Carolina
Karl Smith: 1934

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North Carolina
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North Carolina North Carolina
Karl Smith (cartographer)
North Carolina
Louisville, Kentucky: 1934
Watermark: “Patten Rag 1/4 Text”
Photo process print
13.25 x 22.75 inches, image
16.5 x 25 inches, overall
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This Art Deco period pictorial map of North Carolina illustrates important sites, landmarks, agricultural and natural resources and historical events. Historic ships are shown in Atlantic Ocean. The map is decorated with a vignette in the lower left showing a log cabin nestled in the mountains with trees and wildflowers, a cartouche surmounted by the state seal and a compass rose.

In the 1930s and 1940s, the Speed Art Museum (then the J.B. Speed Art Museum) in Louisville, Kentucky, commissioned Karl Smith to make a series of pictorial maps of the states.

Cartouche: An Historical and Geographical Map of the State of North Carolina "Old North State"