1950 Thai Department of Commerce Pictorial Tourist Map of Thailand

CharmingThailand-deptcommerce-1950
$600.00
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1950 Thai Department of Commerce Pictorial Tourist Map of Thailand

CharmingThailand-deptcommerce-1950

Features colorful illustrations of Bangkok and other major cities.
$600.00

Title


Charming Thailand.
  1950 (undated)     30.75 x 20.75 in (78.105 x 52.705 cm)

Description


This is a c. 1950 Thai Bureau of Tourist Promotion pictorial tourist map of Thailand. Created using brilliant colors, pictorial icons highlight many of Thailand's cities using famous buildings or sites. Some of these include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai), and Phra Pathom Chedi (Nakhon Pathom). Elephants, cobras, cattle, cotton, and salt present exotic elements. Airplanes emphasize the interconnected reality of the air age and suggest easy access to Thailand. An inset on the lower right situates Thailand on the Asian continent, allowing English-speaking tourists who may not be familiar with the country some understanding of the country's geography.
Publication History and Census
This map was created for and published by the Thai Bureau of Tourist Promotion, part of the Thai Department of Commerce and published c. 1950. This map is not cataloged in OCLC, and this is the only known example.

Condition


Very good. Map exhibits slight wear along original fold lines and along edges.