[Boston]: [Little, Brown & Co.], . Pictorial map [29.5 cm x 21 cm] printed in vibrant full color. Near fine. From the book 'Our USA-A Gay Geography' with text by Frank J. Taylor. Item #7250
Charming pictorial map that locates some of the distinctive and scenic places in Utah and the cultures and people who inhabit this excellent place.
"This was the country the Mormons settled, the country which, as Brigham Young with some reason hoped, no one else wanted. Its destiny was plain on its face, its contempt of man and his history and his theological immortality, his Millennium, his Heaven on Earth, was monumentally obvious. Its distances were terrifying, its cloudbursts catastrophic, its beauty flamboyant and bizarre and allied with death." - Wallace Stegner.
"Because the lofty Wasatch Range rises sheer above northern Utah, forming the southern spur of the Rockies, Utah is classed as one of the Rocky Mountain states. However, western Utah is a part of the Great Basin and the southern part of the State verges off into the Southwestern Desert region. Utah is a State of infinite variety, famous for its rainbow-colored canyons, cliffs and natural bridges, and Great Salt Lake. It is renowned likewise as the Mormon State. It was founded, and for a time governed by the Mormon Church." - Frank J. Taylor.