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Stock# 51198
Description

Rare pictorial map of Minnesota by R.T. Aitchison, published by the The Mentholatum Company.

The map includes decorative vignettes illustrating the history and an resources of Minnesota, with a detailed text history of the state.

R.T. Aitchison was a Witchita, Kansas illustrator. His collection is housed at Witchita State University and consists of:

. . . 35 maps are divided into two series. The first includes 29 maps by Wichita illustrator and artist Robert T. Aitchison produced for the Mentholatum Company. These include state historical maps, and a map of the Holy Land. The second series includes six maps. These additional maps were not part of the Mentholatum Company series and include maps printed by the McCormick-Armstrong Company, a pencil sketch, a map compiled by Aitchison and rendered by Bill Jackson, and Aitchison's final map finished by Bill Jackson.

Offered as promotional giveaways, the maps are now scarce on the market.