1968 Bloodgood Pictorial Map of the Navajo Nation in Arizona

Navajoland2-bloodgood-1968
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Navajoland U.S.A.
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1968 Bloodgood Pictorial Map of the Navajo Nation in Arizona

Navajoland2-bloodgood-1968

Features illustrations of Grand Canyon National Park and Mesa Verde National Park - both of which border the Navajo Nation.
$200.00

Title


Navajoland U.S.A.
  1968 (dated)    20.5 x 27.675 in (52.07 x 70.2945 cm)     1 : 601920

Description


This is a 1968 Don Bloodgood pictorial map of the Navajo Nation. The map depicts northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, and northwestern New Mexico from Grand Canyon National Park to Chaco Canyon National Monument and from Cortez and Durango, Colorado to Holbrook and Sedona, Arizona. Beautifully colored and meticulously drawn, myriad locations throughout the tribal lands are illustrated and labeled. Trading posts, parks, Navajo National Monuments, and coal and uranium mines are among the labeled sites. Several towns, such as Shiprock, Tuba City, Leupp, and Oak Springs are also labeled. Several Navajo rug weaving areas are also noted by a symbol of a partially woven rug on a loom. The Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah all meet is also highlighted. Outside the Navajo Nation, Mesa Verde National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Sunset Crater National Monument and Petrified Forest National Park are all illustrated in pink, to make them easily recognizable against the blue used to color non-tribal areas. Vignettes surround the Navajo Nation, illustrating scenes of Navajo life, along with numerous scenic vistas.

This map was created by Don Bloodgood and published by the Navajo Tribal Council in 1968.

Cartographer


Don Bloodgood (1897 - 1989) was an American illustrator and graphic cartographer active in the middle part of the 20th century. Born in California, he relocated to Sedona, Arizona, in 1960. Bloodgood produced a large corpus of pictorial maps between 1935 and 1968. His first known map is the illustration of San Diego drawn for the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. Much of Bloodgood's work was produced in conjunction with Shell Oil. His work is considered stylistically similar to that of Jo Mora.

Condition


Very good. Unusual bubbling on right side. Text and photographs on verso.

References


Rumsey 8665.003. OCLC 866418409.