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Stock# 61840
Description

Nadine Semans's 1935 Map of the University of Minnesota. The Biggest of Her University of Minnesota Pictorial Maps.

Excellent pictorial map covering the University of Minnesota's original "East Bank" campus.

Published by the Dayton Company to promote Dayton's University Store, a note in the upper left corner reads thusly:

Dayton's University Store / The Shops for College Gals and Men are overflowing with the smartest clothes and accessories in the University World. The Tent and Dungeon cater to Collegiate appetites at very moderate prices.

Nadine Semans's Maps of the University of Minnesota

Nadine Semans was a talented Minnesota illustrator who did a number of wonderful local pictorial maps, including at least four different maps of the University of Minnesota campus. We are aware of the following:

1927. A Map Shewing the Campus The Buildings and the Idiosyncrasies of the University of Minnesota Designed, Executed and Published by Nadine Evers and Elizabeth Paige May.

1935 ca. A Cartograph of the University of Minnesota drawn from the stratosphere directly above the river bank on three successive mornings - revealing much of the art of higher education! (30 x 30 inches)

1940.  A Cartograph of the University of Minnesota drawn from the stratosphere directly above the river bank on three successive mornings - revealing much of the art of higher education! (18.5 x 18.5 inches)

1947 ca.  A Cartograph of the University of Minnesota drawn from the stratosphere directly above the river bank on three successive mornings - revealing much of the art of higher education! (18.5 x 18.5 inches)

Condition Description
Inobtrusive dampstain in the lower margin. A few shallow nicks and tears to the edges.
Nadine Semans Biography

Nadine Semans (24 Nov 1901 - 30 Apr 1993) was a Minnesota-based illustrator and mapmaker. Her output consists primarily of pictorial maps of contemporary and retrospective Minnesota subjects. All of her maps are now rare.