Brimming with charm, this 1940 Antonio Petruccelli pictorial map of Washington and Oregon promotes the region's agricultural, mineral, and natural wealth while also highlighting its technological advancements. Pictorial icons illustrate cattle, roosters, pigs, and sheep, as well as wheat, apples, cherries, and other fruits. Icons of miners, lumber, and paper indicate industrial areas, while fishermen emphasize one of the region's most popular leisure activities. Profiles of Native Americans mark Indian reservations. The Grand Coulee Dam (under construction when this map was published) and the Bonneville Dam both underline the exploitation of the region's natural resources. Cities and towns throughout the two states are identified, as are state universities and national parks. Mountain peaks are also labeled, along with rivers, and roads.
Publication History and CensusThis map was created by Antonio Petruccelli and published in the March 1940 issue of FORTUNE Magazine. Three examples are catalogued in the OCLC and are part of the institutional collections at the University of Connecticut, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, and the University of Oregon.
Antonio Petruccelli (1907-1994) began his career as a textile designer. Petruccelli became a freelance illustrator in 1932 after winning several House Beautiful cover illustration contests. His work eventually appeared on the covers of Fortune, The New Yorker, Collier’s Today and House Beautiful magazines. ‘Tony was Mr. Versatility for Fortune. He could do anything, from charts and diagrams to maps, illustrations, covers, and caricatures,’ said Francis Brennan, the art director for Fortune. Over the course of his career, Petruccelli won several important design awards. Antonio Petruccelli died at age 87 on November 11, 1994. Learn More...
FORTUNE Magazine, March 1940.
Good. Light wear and toning along original fold lines. Mended tear at fold juncture. Text and printed photographs on verso.