The United States as viewed by California (very unofficial)
- The United States as viewed by California (very unofficial)
Recognized for his whimsical pictorial maps, Chase created this highly distorted view of the United States as perceived by Californians. One-third the size of the rest of the country, the state is perpetually drenched by the sun. A bustling California is also depicted as a cornucopia of plenty, teaming with industry, agriculture, recreational activity, and natural wonders. The rest of the county is overshadowed by a dark cloud and a vast, depressing spider web. Other states are distorted or are omitted entirely. However, Chase’s native New England retains its shape and receives some sunlight for half of the year.
- Chase, Ernest Dudley, 1878-
- Name on Item:
distorted and drawn by Ernest Dudley Chase.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
- 1 map ; 55 x 41 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Winchester, Mass :
Ernest Dudley Chase
Scale not given.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Unconventional Maps: Exploring the Stories of Cartographic Curiosities" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011-2012.
- Call #:
G3701.A6 1940 .C43