The hand-drawn map of Disneyland created by Walt Disney and Herb Ryman has been sold at auction for $708,000 in Los Angeles. Used by Disney, this presentation map helped secure the initial funding of Disneyland in 1953. The auction also featured close to 1,000 other Disney artifacts.
Originally the Disneyland map was expected to be sold for $900,000. But even at $708,000, this map believed to be the most expensive Disneyland map ever sold. The new owner’s name still has not been announced to the public.
“As we had expected, this extraordinary Disneyland map sold for an outstanding price. After some pretty exciting bidding the map sold for $708,000,” said Mike Van Eaton, Co-Owner of Van Eaton Galleries. “We are beyond thrilled that the map will continue to be appreciated and cherished just like it has been for all these years.”
Other iconic highlights of the auction included a rare Haunted Mansion hitchhiking ghost animatronic shirt, an original model of Michael Jackson from the Captain EO attraction, an original ride vehicle from Autopia, and an extremely rare opening-day Disneyland Guide Book signed by Walt Disney.
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