Date estimated. Date estimated. Part of Esquire magazine January 1943; also see List No 12162.002. José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud was an artist, author, ethnologist, and anthropologist. He was Mexican born in 1904. He moved to New York City in 1923, and became a popular illustrator, known in particular for his Vanity Fair covers, New Yorker illustrations and his caricatures, which he also published in book form. He traveled the world and became fascinated with Balinese art and culture. Covarrubias integrated his studies in ethnography and anthropology with his artistic talents in his maps, which he produced for publication and as murals. He developed a recognizable style integrating cartography and pictorial images that was aligned with that of Mexican mural painters such as Diego Rivera, whom he knew. Perhaps his best known works are a set of six mural-size maps of the Pacific region which he executed for the Pacific House at the San Francisco World's Fair.