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- Size: 38" x 32" unfolded, 4"
x 9" folded.
- Scale: 1 inch = 12 miles
- Conditions as of: May 1, 1940
- Commissioner of Highways: M.J. Hoffmann.
- The 1940 official map was the first to not be published by McGill
Warner. The map's format and cartography were also totally updated. This map served as a prototype for the maps issued through 1950. However, the 1940 maps' color scheme and a few other features were unique. The new design was mostly finalized in 1941.
- The back of the map featured a new "blue" tourism photo spread, which replaced the old "green" feature seen on the maps in the 1930's.
- The 1940 map is the first to feature a message from the Governor
of Minnesota. This feature would become a tradition on Minnesota highway
maps until the 1960's.
- The Twin Cities and Duluth insets were given a new cartography format.
- Like the maps issued from 1934 to 1939, the 1940 map did not have
a back cover.