Region of Great Natural Wonders


Promotional brochure of Marion County, Florida issued by the local Chamber of Commerce.

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This quaint map of Marion County, Florida, nicknamed “The Kingdom of the Sun”, was published by the Chamber of Commerce in the late 1930’s to promote tourism and emigration to the area. The central geographic location between each coast is highlighted in the upper left, while the inset immediately below shows a transportation map of the county.

To the right is a pictorial interpretation of the ‘Region of Great Natural Wonders,’ which includes the nearby University of Florida, Azalea Ravine Gardens, and the Gulf of Mexico. Accompanying print encourages the reader to “travel imaginary trips on the map – then come and see these attractions in person.”

The image was included as the centerfold in a promotional brochure, which includes photographs and text praising the recreational, industrial, and agricultural opportunities available in Marion County.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1937

Author: Pepper Printing Company

Sheet Width (in): 15.75

Sheet Height (in): 9.00

Condition: A

Condition Description: Near fine condition, save for original fold lines and a bit of wear on the paper wrappers. 16pp. Illustrated with photographs and printed in blue and yellow. Doubled over with stapled binding.


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