Auction Date:June 2017
THE HISTORY OF THE 1953 DISNEYLAND MAP
The auction for Van Eaton Galleries' “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” collection was held on June 25, 2017. The exhibition and auction featured a historic assortment of nearly 1,000 Disneyland artifacts from 1953 to the present day. Some of these artifacts included original props, wardrobe, ride vehicles, and souvenirs. The highlight of this auction was Walt Disney’s first-ever presentation map of Disneyland. This original map, created in 1953, was used by Walt and Roy Disney to secure the financing they needed in order to build the park.