By MORA, Joseph, 1948
- Author: MORA, Joseph
- Publication place: California
- Publisher: Jo Mora Publications
- Publication date: 1948.
- Physical description: Lithographed map.
- Dimensions: 350 by 455mm. (13.75 by 18 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11469
Mora produced a series of maps and informative prints, which he called ‘cartes’. This carte was originally commissioned by Scenic Airways, although the deal fell through. It shows the Grand Canyon, complete with cartoons of the various issues facing tourists visiting the site. These range from those poking fun at the daytrippers — a couple at the top left exclaim “What! That little teeney weeney muddy creek the Colorado!” — to the serious, extolling the virtues of the Hopi tribe and encouraging interaction with them. Mora includes little doodles referring to the name of various landmarks in the canyon; the so-called ‘temples’ are not places of worship but rock formations.
The present example is the first coloured edition; a black and white edition was published in 1931.