The map, published in January 1978 as part of the "Close-up: U.S.A" series, highlights the states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Together with its companion in the two-piece set, the travel poster "New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania: Glittering Cities, Lonely Wild Lands," this map helps provide detail of the variety of travel destinations including the cities of New York City and Philadelphia, the forests and ski resorts of the Adirondacks and Catskills, and the quaint farms of Pennsylvania Dutch country.