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Road Map, Phillips 66, H M Gousha, Illinois, Vintage 1954

Road Map, Phillips 66, H M Gousha, Illinois, Vintage 1954

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Road Map, Phillips 66, Illinois
  • Made in USA
  • Vintage:  1954
  • Details:  Great old map from Phillips 66 for the state of Illinois.  The Phillips 66 Company is an American energy company started in 1927 as a trademark of the Phillips Petroleum Company.  This map is for the state of Illinois with historical information on populations, highways, and state specific mentions like State Bird, Song, etc.  The cover has a large Phillips 66 logo, same picture front and back.  There's a wonderful map of the entire US inside, we love it because of it "Retro-Palm Beach" colors: pink, green and white, would look great framed.  The mark for HM Gousha here is:  480-S-9-BB so we've dated it to 1954.  This map was made by H,M, Gousha, (see below for more information on this map maker).  This map is the perfect gift for a collector, whether collecting for nostalgia, a oil companies, map makers, or memories of a visited/lived-in destination, there are many reasons to start or continue this great and relatively inexpensive hobby.  If this is your hobby, we hope this map brings you joy.  Great going away present for someone moving to or leaving the state of Missouri. 
  • Material:  Paper
  • Dimensions:  9" by 4" Folded
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Very Good Vintage Condition.  Minor tears only on the cover fold line and a few stains also on the cover.  The paper has yellowed, there is no writing or other damage. These are all acceptable due to age/use/wear and this patina is the reason why so many people love old maps. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.

H.M. Gousha Company was started by Harry Mathias Gousha. Harry was a salesman for Rand McNally but decided to leave the company in 1926 to start his own map company in Chicago, IL. The company became one of the "Big Three" major producers of road maps and atlases in the United States during the 25 years following World War II, making maps for oil companies and auto clubs and coming a very big competitor of his previous employer, Rand McNally. The company relocated to San Jose, CA in 1947. They were acquired by the Times Mirror Company in 1961, and then Simon & Schuster in 1987. Ironically being acquired by Rand McNally in 1996.

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