By: Joe Godfrey, Jr. & Gordon Ertz
Date of Original: 1936 (copyrighted) Chicago
Original Size: 28 x 30 inches (71 x 76 cm)
This is a fine print reproduction of a vintage fishing map of North America, originally published by Joe Godfrey Jr. out of Chicago in 1936. The map is a sure catch for any avid fisherman as it illustrates and locates many of the popular game fish sought out by anglers.
With over 56 varieties of fish illustrated in the borders, this pictorial map depicts fishermen in waders, on boats, or even horseback with a hooked fish. Several text boxes provide 1930s records for various fish caught throughout the world. Additional round inset maps at the lower left show Panama, the Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand, and Tahiti, with listings of the fish found in those waters. Additional inset text blocks list "Twenty-two World-famous Places to Go Fishing," "Famous Fishing Tournaments," and "Famous Big Game Fishing Clubs."
This map is perfect for any active fisherman or fisherwoman whether they enjoy angling, fly fishing, bank fishing, boat fishing, deep water, fresh water, or salt water. Though nearly 100 years have passed since this map was first produced, there have been very few produced since can that compare in detail and beauty.