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

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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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