Maker: R. Klengston Rude.
Printed color pictorial map of Alaska created by R. Klengston Rude in 1959, the year Alaska was granted statehood. This vibrant map features delightful illustrations of a variety of animals, birds, people, boats, planes, trains and circular vignettes illustrating Alaska's major historical events. 1. 1741 Vitus Bering responsible for discovering Alaska 2. 1784 first settlement by Russians on Kodiak Island 1867 3. U.S. purchases Alaska from Russia (known as Seward's Folly) 4. 1897 gold is discovered in Alaska 5. 1900 Juneau made territorial capital 6. 1959 President Eisenhower signs official proclamation making Alaska 49th state. Good condition with some creasing/wrinkles that go horizontally across the map but are not very noticeable because of the bright colors. Some slight toning at the edges of the paper. Approx. 33 x 44.5 inches to the paper edges.
Item Number: WES358