Vintage 1986 Sue Hughey Texas Cartoon Cartograph Map Rare Signed
- Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
- Date Posted: Dec 01, 2012
Vintage signed 1986 TEXAS Sesquicentennial MAP Original CARTOON CARTOGRAPH Rare poster! Copyright 1985 (27 years old) and signed by the artist. Official commemorative product of the Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial (1836-1986). A large map measuring 38" x 30". A very hard to find poster due to the incredible detail and scenes. Printed on thicker paper stock and stored since purchased. Poster will come rolled. Brief descriptions and excellent details that made Texas History ~ The Lone Star State. Texas Rangers, The Alamo, Battle of San Jacinto, Sam Houston, Steven F. Austin (Father of Austin), Gulf of Mexico........! The only Independent nation to enter the Union became the 28th State ~ December 28, 1845. About the Artist: Sue C. Hughey Sue C. (Strange) Hughey was born in Oklahoma and reared in Kansas. She was a Liberal Arts major at Wichita University, where her father was an art professor. Her mother was a poet and an elementary school teacher in Wichita. After moving to Colorado with her husband Harold and two young sons, Sue worked for several Denver-area art studios and printing companies as a freelance artist and copywriter. She later opened her own graphic arts studio, which evolved into a mapping business, drafting maps for various U.S. Governmental agencies. During this time, Sue contracted with the Environmental Protection Agency to write and illustrate a booklet about the environment, which was distributed to over 60 million school children in the United States. Canada was granted permission to also print and distribute the booklet in that country. Sue also wrote and illustrated a series of educational "map posters," which had a large school market. The coin she designed for Colorado's Centennial, through an act of congress, became the first commemorative medallion ever minted in a U.S. mint (in Denver). She also designed Colorado's commemorative Bicentennial coin, produced by the Franklin Mint. Now retired and living in western Colorado, Sue devotes her time to her first love, writing and illustrating. Sue's most recent book for an adult audience is title A Nest Egg Poached.