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Paul Bunyan's Pictorial Map of the United States

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Paul Bunyan's Pictorial Map of the United States

Date of publication:

  • c.1935
  • Place of publication:


  • original
  • Paul Bunyan's pictorial map of the United States depicting some of his deeds and exploits 

    Stories about Paul Bunyan, the lumberjack of gigantic proportions, originated in late 19th century North American lumber camps.  Read more

    The map was drawn and published by cartoonist Ray DeWitt Handy (1879-1959), playfully illustrating tall tales in the life of ‘America's Only Folk-Lore Character’. Hardy worked for the Duluth News Tribune and also wrote and illustrated the children’s book ‘Paul Bunyan and His Big Blue Ox’. 

    In the context of our map it’s worth noting that the earliest recorded story in print is an uncredited 1904 editorial in the Duluth News Tribune, Handy’s paper.

    Condition & Materials 

    Lithographed pictorial map, printed area measurement 47.5 x 72.5 cm, printed in colours, laid on linen. Read less