Metsker’s Map of the Puget Sound Country

Detailed recreational map of the outdoor playground around Puget Sound.

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Description

This useful, yet attractive, map covers the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington state and includes the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. A comprehensive legend in the center left provides some insight into the myriad of symbols, lines, and text within the image. Once deciphered, the map presents a wealth of information on the local transportation routes, recreational opportunities, places of interest, and geographic features.

Though the title block features a sailboat in the background, the publication was more likely intended for a terrestrial audience. It was created by Charles “Metsker the Map Man” in 1957. As noted in the lower left, “It pays to have a few good maps.”

Map Details

Publication Date: 1957

Author: Charles Metsker

Sheet Width (in): 31.75

Sheet Height (in): 30.00

Condition: B

Condition Description: Pocket map issued folded into 40 segments, with creasing and varying levels of discoloration along fold lines. Toning most evident near the top and bottom of the sheet. Otherwise in good condition, with original yellow paper covers.

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