LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX Business ) - Walt Disney's "presentation map," which the late animation entrepreneur drew with his artist, Herb Ryman, in the 1950s to attract investors to the idea for his legendary theme park "Disneyland," sold for $708,000 at an auction of Disney memorabilia on Sunday.
The price set a record for a Disney map and was among the highest ever paid for a piece of Disney ephemera at auction, organizers said. Still, it fell short of the predicted $900,000.
"After some pretty exciting bidding, the map sold for $708,000, making it the most expensive Disneyland map ever sold," 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," he said.
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