London: Published and Copyrighted by the Old Western Trading Post Limited, Printed in Great Britain. Ca. 1960s. Condition: Sheet size: about 25 x 34 ¾." Original fold lines, with some showing wear. Occasional soiling and wrinkling; minor edge wear; short crease at upper right corner; pinhole breaks at two fold intersections. A solid example with minor faults. Item #3768
This colorful pictorial map captures the lore of the Old West. The map features prominent pioneer trails such as the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail and the Pony Express route. Among the many notable events highlighted on the map are the battle of the Alamo, Custer's last stand, Pat Garrett's shooting of Billy the Kid and numerous Indian battles.
The map is framed by portraits of 26 prominent personalities Bat Masterson, Anne [sic] Oakley, Sitting Bull, Judge Roy Bean, Martha Canary ('Calamity Jane'), Doc Holliday, Geronimo and Davy Crockett.
Danny Arnold was a Canadian who toured England with a Wild West Show in the 1960s, taking advantage of the British fascination with as the American "Old West" at the time. Presumably the map was sold as a souvenir to those who attended the shows.
References: No examples noted on OCLC. Not in David Rumsey Map Collection.