Original Disneyland map could fetch $900,000 during LA auction


LOS ANGELES Walt Disney’s initial map of his designed Disneyland thesis park in Southern California is going adult for sale in Jun and could fetch adult to $900,000, auctioneers pronounced on Friday.

The 1953 map, hand-inked and hand-colored, was combined by Disney and artist Herb Ryman and used to benefaction to investors in sequence to secure appropriation to build a initial Disney thesis park in Anaheim.

It clearly shows a blueprint of a park with a now iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle and railroad, and sections for Fantasy Land, Land of Tomorrow, and Frontier Land.

Disney’s map has given upheld down by employees and friends, and a stream seller wishes to sojourn anonymous, auctioneers Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles said.

The map carries an guess of $700,000 to $900,000 and will be a centerpiece of a Jun 25 auction.

Auctioneer co-owner Mike Van Eaton pronounced a map was combined over a singular weekend.

“It’s a really critical square in Disneyland history,” he said.  

“It’s really identical to what it looks like now. Main Street is a same, Fantasy Land is really similar, a Rivers of America looks really most a same. Some things have been changed around, though a whole judgment of a park was right there in 1953, dual years before a park opened,” he said.

The sale will embody some 1,000 other Disneyland items, including an strange float automobile from a Autopia captivate ($18,000 to $20,000) and a singular 1955 opening day Disneyland manual sealed by Walt Disney that is approaching to sell for $7,000 to $9,000.

The map and many of a artifacts will be on open muster during Van Eaton Galleries from Friday until Jun 24.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)


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