1927 Hornung Pictorial Map of the Bermuda Islands

BermudaIslands-hornung-1927
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1927 Hornung Pictorial Map of the Bermuda Islands

BermudaIslands-hornung-1927

Highlights the island's wonderful tourist activities including its many golf courses.
$250.00

Title


Bermuda Islands.
  1927 (undated)    8 x 21.5 in (20.32 x 54.61 cm)     1 : 50688

Description


This is a c. 1927 Clarence Hornung pictorial tourist map of the Bermuda Islands. The map depicts the region from Southampton County to Saint David's Island and from Ireland Island to the Atlantic Ocean. As this is a tourist map, the pictorial vignettes tend to mark the numerous hotels and other attractions important to fair-weather tourists, such as golf courses and beaches. The racetrack and causeway are also illustrated, as are St. Catherine Point and Murray's Anchorage on St. George Island. The military barracks in Devonshire, most likely not on the average tourist's itinerary, is also noted. Each of the nine counties are illustrated and labeled. Towns are also noted. Inset maps along the top border detail the towns of Hamilton and St. George.
Publication History
This map was drawn by Clarence Pearson Hornung and published c. 1927.

Cartographer


Clarence Pearson Hornung (June 12, 1899 - January 2, 1997) was and American industrial and trademark illustrator and graphic designer. Hornung studied at City College of New York, New York University, and Cooper Union Art School in New York City. Hornung is remembered for his classic work Handbook of Designs and Devices, first published in 1932, and as a designer for the American Type Founders. Hornung also designed book bindings for Harper's, Encyclopædia Britannica, and the Museum of Modern Art, among other clients. Numerous famous mid-20th century trademarks either drew on his work or were designed by Hornung himself.

Condition


Very good. Even overall toning. Light wear and soiling along original centerfold. Text on verso.
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