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Details 1952 Glaubke Wild Bill Hickok Pictorial Treasure Map of the United States
$400.00

1952 Glaubke Wild Bill Hickok Pictorial Treasure Map of the United States

WildBillTreasureMap-glaubke-1952
$400.00
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1952 Glaubke Wild Bill Hickok Pictorial Treasure Map of the United States

WildBillTreasureMap-glaubke-1952

Filled with stories of buried treasure from the American West and shipwrecks from the heyday of Caribbean piracy.

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Wild Bill Hickok Treasure Map.
  1952 (dated)     24 x 35.5 in (60.96 x 90.17 cm)     1 : 5850000

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This is a 1952 Robert Glaubke pictorial map of the United States highlighting humanity's fascination with buried treasure. The map depicts the continental United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and from Canada to Mexico. Small red 'X's mark sites throughout the country where buried treasure is thought to be hidden. Wealth amassed by Spanish priests, Caribbean pirates, frontier miners, and Old West bandits is said to be hidden away in areas ranging from cities including Los Angeles and Richmond to the wilds of the high plains and the deserts of the American Southwest. Each location is accompanied by a sentence or two informing the viewer of whose treasure is said to be buried there and, if it is known, how much wealth (usually gold) is purportedly waiting to be unearthed by some lucky, intrepid individual. Vignettes of several of these events decorate the map, a large number of which are violent clashes between Indians and the original bearer of the buried treasure. Large portraits of a plains Indian, a desperado, a bandit, and a conquistador, among others, line the top of the map in Canada. The whole is surrounded by a decorative border filled with the iconography of the Old West and the heyday of Caribbean piracy.

This map was drawn by Robert Glaubke and the information about the buried treasure was compiled and edited by Thomas Penfield. The map was published by Rand McNally in 1952.

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