Pennsylvania: Grip-Kitrick, 1980.
Map. Offset lithograph. 37 1/2 x 69 3/4 inches. Some stains, scuffs, tape residue and abrasions but otherwise in good condition for such a large map on polished paper.
Patented icosahedron world map that endeavored to more objectively look at planet earth with a comparatively less distorted projection and also a removed sense of 'up' and the political implications it might entail. The Grip Kitrick edition is obscure and was likely produced during a World Fellow in Residence at the Science Center in Philadelphia. Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Shoji Sadao (1927-2019), a American cartographer and architect who had studied under Fuller at Cornell. Sadao later collaborated on many project with Fuller. He served as Director of the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York from 1989-2003.