Western Long Island Sound
Yachting Club Map, 1939
Western Long Island Sound
Western Long Island Sound Western Long Island Sound
Rolf Klep (b. 1904)
A Map of Western Long Island Sound -- Showing Yacht Clubs, Aids to Navigation and Principal Larchmont Race Courses
Fortune, Vol. 20, No. 2, August 1939
Photo-process print
14 x 22 inches
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Decorative map of Long Island Sound, showing parts of Westchester County, Fairfield County, New York City, and the North Shore of Long Island. Yacht clubs indicated by flags. Lighthouses, buoys, radio beacons, currents indicated. Principal Larchmont Race Courses indicated by numbered white lines. According to the legend, "based on U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and Texaco Cruising Charts." Issued in Fortune magazine to illustrate an article about the Larchmont Yacht Club.

Rolf Klep was an illustrator and author. Born in Portland, Oregon, he studied at the University of Oregon, where he earned a B.A., as well as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Grand Central School of Art in New York City. He established a successful career in New York City, contributing technical, marine, aeronautical and genre subjects to national magazines and advertising agencies. He authored and illustrated Album of the Great (1937), and illustrated many books including The Children's Shakespeare (1938), Beowulf (1941), Across the Space Frontier (1952) and Conquest of the Moon (1953). Klep was a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Eugene Field Society, the Artists Guild and the Pacific Artists Guild.

Condition: Generally very good, center vertical fold as issued.

References:

Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p. 342.

Gilbert, Dorothy B., ed. Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts and R.R. Bowker, 1959. p. 306.