JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
You wouldn't know about the highly-designed images in the work Highway Transportation by its title ("published in the interests of the shipping public") by Consolidated Motor Lines Inc (1939). Nor would you assume how dry the interior was by the pamphlet's cover. In any event the Earth (with the poorly-drawn North America and the trunk-running ring around it)seems to be well under control by trucks, standing by in deference to the enormous quantities of oil consumed by trucks and other truck-related truck things, sweeping past it like the tail of a comet. It is just an odd map, and that's pretty much that. The sharp and streamlined plastic cover must've been shiny enough for everyone to think of it as an advanced work.
And the equally odd and slightly disturbing streamline-y cover: