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Fortune's Map of South America in Globular Perspective.

  • ARTIST: Richard Edes Harrison

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Fortune Magazine.

  • MEDIUM: Offest lithograph,

    DATE: 1937.

  • EDITION SIZE: Sheet size 27 1/4 x 22 1/4" (68.4 x 56.5 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: A scarce and highly decorative map of South America by the cartographer Richard Edes Harrison. This map appeared as a fold out in Fortune Magazine.<br><br> The map depicts various natural resources, recreational activities and others that highlight the features of the various regions. Inset maps include a large plan of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. <br><br> Richard Edes Harrison (March 11, 1901- January 5, 1994) was a draftsman, illustration artist and cartographer. He was the house cartographer for Fortune Magazine and consultant at Life for many years. Harrison was not fond of the traditional Mercator’s Projection so he designed maps using azimuthal projection. He worked from the 1940s to the 1950s as a map consultant at the State Department, and also was employed by the Office of Strategic Services. He was a Member of the American Geographical Society and Royal Geographical Society.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save for some minor splits along edges.