Monterey, CA: Del Monte Property Co., 1941. First Color Printing. Color pictographic map. Image size 17 3/4" x 13 7/8". Light creasing; small stains along right edge not affecting the image; colors are strong and bright. A nice copy of the uncommon first color printing. Item #20182
Jo Mora's first Yosemite carte was black and white. The Curry Company asked Jo to color it in for reprinting. They then produced the first of two smaller maps in color - this carte being from the first printing in color. The original hand colored map done by Jo can be seen at the Yosemite Museum. As with all his cartes, this one is packed with historical information and details, creatively and colorfully illustrated. (Grandeau & Shorts Cartes 5b; Gilmore M9).