Grand Rapids, Michigan.: The Child's Wonderland Co.. Map copyright 1930.. Color pictorial map, 24 1/2 x 36 inches on sheet size 26 x 37 1/2 inches. Light soiling, short tears and creasing to edges, some creases from rolling, overall very good condition. A brilliantly colored map by Jaro Hess depicting a world inhabited by a variety of characters from fable and fairy tales. A hugely popular map, it appeared in various editions. This copy is a first or early edition, issued by the Child's Wonderland Company. "The Wandering Jew", in later editions titled "The Wanderer," is depicted at lower right. .
No date. Ca. 1950s?. Color pictorial bird's eye view style map, 19 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches (50 x 72 cm), folding as issued into color pictorial paper folder 11 x 5 1/2 inches. Good condition: short splits at intersections of folds, light rubbing to folds at right of map, one site inconspicuously labeled in pencil, folder is edgeworn with small chips and edge tears. A most attractive bird's eye view of Nikko National Park with the Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine at centre. Map title and a few site names are in English, all other text in Japanese. The National Park was established in 1934. .
New York.: The John Day Company.. No date. Ca. 1930.. Color pictorial map, 26 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches on sheet 27 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches. Light wear and faint soiling to edges Map spanning Europe, Asia and Northern Africa, compiled by Alice York and drawn by Edy-Legrand. Historical events and facts are depicted. Bordered by vignette illustrations beginning at the upper left corner with the Fifth Century and the fall of Rome in 476 A.D. and ending with the Fifteenth Century "Columbus Sails 1492 Westward". .
Bukavu, Belgian Congo.: Tourist Bureau for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.. No date. Ca. 1950s.. Color original vintage poster with pictorial map, 39 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches. A couple of pinholes in each corner, soft creases and short edge tears, a couple of 1/4 inch tears to upper right edge; tiny chip to upper left corner; good, bright and clean condition. Dramatic composition with a pictorial map at upper right depicting the Belgian Congo's (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) people, animals, art and costumes; at lower left is the portrait of a young Congolese. .
No date. Ca. 1930s.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 27 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches on sheet size 29 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches, folding to 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Light wear along left edge, some soft creases from folding, short split at center fold; very good, clean condition. An attractive and brightly colored map of Yamanashi Prefecture Japan, which, while a process print, has the attractive soft look of a lithograph. Illustrations of key attractions, landmarks and industry such as Mt. Fuji and Silk goods. The legend lists Railways, Footing Roads, Hot Springs, Designated Hotels, and National Parks. Printed by Onkodo Printing Co. Kofu, Japan. .
Brussels.: Tourist Bureau for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.. 1951.. Color original vintage poster / pictorial map, 31 x 28 1/2 inches (79 x 72 cm), on sheet 33 x 30 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen. Several repaired tears in margins, two entering the image area, now scarcely visible. A very colorful pictorial map depicting the Belgian Congo's (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) people, animals, art and costume with decorative border of masks. Inspired by antique maps, with a beautiful and elaborate vignette at lower left. .
London.: B.O.A.C.. Ca. 1956.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 38 x 24 inches on sheet size 39 1/4 x 25 inches. Very good condition. Very decorative poster map designed by Kempster and Evans. "Printed in England by Chromoworks Ltd., London". Features key historical figures in costume. Bordered by the Coat of Arms / Shields of various counties. .
The Natal Parks, Game and Fish Preservation Board.. 1949.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 28.75 x 19 inches (76 x 50 cm) folding to pamphlet 5.25 x 6 inches, multiple fold as issued. Very good condition. Color pictorial map with pictographs of animals, bordered by brown and white photo illustrations of animals. .
Chicago.: Chicago Daily Tribune.. 11-12- 1942.. Color map, 19 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches on sheet size 23 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches, back cover from complete section of the Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper November 12, 1942. Soft centerfold; good condition with soiling and short tears to newspaper edges. Map of portions of North Africa, Spain and France "showing the region in North Africa involved in the invasion of American forces under the command of General Eisenhower. Morocco and Algeria, territories which are under Vichy French control and into which the United States has thrown armed forces, are shown here to a north-south depth of roughly 400 miles." .
Algeria.: Realisation de L'Index Algerien.. No date. Ca. 1950.. Color pictorial / pictoraphic map, 11 x 22 1/2 inches on sheet size 12 x 23 1/2 inches. Some light creasing to upper right edge (outside map area); very good, clean condition. Attractive map of Algeria with colorful vignette illustrations of potential developments - many dams, factories, petroleum pumps etc - with an exhortation (in French) at lower right to buy Algerian bonds. .
No date. Ca. 1950.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 20 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches, text on verso, folding as issued to 10 x 7 inches. Fold intersections reinforced with tape on verso, small paper loss (1/8 inch) at one intersection and light wear along one fold, light wear along edge of lower left panel, couple of short edge tears, overall clean and bright. An attractive and brightly colored map of Japan, which, while a process print, has the attractive soft look of a lithograph. Key attractions and industries. The legend lists Railroads, Buslines, National Parks, Mines, Hot Springs, Light Houses, Shrines, Churches, Ancient Battle Fields and R.T.O.s. Text on verso includes information on the different islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. .
New York.. 12-09- 1945.. Color map CENTERFOLD from issue of Sunday News (NYC), newspaper sheet 15 x 21 1/2 inches. Soft horizontal fold, a few short edge tears, soft toning to fold and sheet edges. World map by Edwin L. Sundberg showing "Record Breaking Trips Around the World" via Sea Routes, Land Routes, and Air Routes. .
New York.. 09-01- 1946.. Color map CENTERFOLD from issue of Sunday News (NYC), newspaper sheet 15 x 21 1/2 inches. Soft horizontal fold, soft toning to fold and sheet edges, dampstain to upper centerfold. World map by Edwin L. Sundberg showing what the world looks like under sponsorship of the UN. .
South Africa.: South African Railways and Harbours.. 1937.. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 20 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (52 x 65 cm), folding into decorative paper wrappers, 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Map in very good condition: soft crease across one corner of the folded map which is visible in the map image; light wear and soiling to wrappers. A handsome map with pictographs of trains, ships, animals, activities and places of interest. "A Brief Guide to South Africa" on verso. .
Tel Aviv.: Amir Publishing Company.. 1973. 5th edition.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 24 x 34 inches folding to 12 x 4 1/4 inches. Previous owner's name on front panel (not on map), otherwise very good condition. Decorative poster map with pictographs of places of interest, worship etc. Verso has street index, smaller map of Jerusalem with bus routes and listing of places of interest. .
Paris.: Le Syndicat D'Initiative de Tahiti.. No date. Ca. 1950.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 16 x 24 1/2 inches, folding as issued to pamphlet 8 x 4 inches, text and black and white photo illustrations on verso, color pictorial covers. Light wear at folds; very good condition. Brightly colored and humorous map by Jean Rousaute showing the peoples, wildlife, and tourists found around Tahiti. .
No date. Ca. 1960s?. Map, 17 1/2 x 23 on sheet size approximately 18 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches, two folds as issued. A few light soiled spots and soft creases; good condition. Scale 1:20,000 meters. Pictographs of places of interest, blue triangles denote wood carving shops. .
Beirut, Lebanon.: Mr. Paul Khalil Aouad.. 1955.. Color poster / pictorial / pictographic map, 37 x 26 1/2 inches (67 x 93.5 cm). Short tears and creases to right edge (mainly outside map area); very good condition. Artistically painted pictographs by Paul Koroleff illustrate the attractions of Lebanon, a major tourist destination in the 1950s. Roads and railways are marked; the legend is in Arabic and English. Scale is 1:200,000. .
Toronto.: Hugh C. MacLean Publications Limited.. Vol. LXXVIII Number 1.. 07- 1932.. Complete july 1932 issue of magazine, 52pp, 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued. Front cover loose with light soiling and library stamp (not affecting cover image), back cover missing; interior in good clean condition. This vintage magazine features a cover illustration by Arthur E. Elias "We hold a vaster Empire than has been" showing a pictorial world map. The humourous quips are reminiscent of the style of MacDonald Gill in his 1913 Wonderground Map of London. .
1937. Candy premium card, 1 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches. Very good condition. A miniature version of the mural done by Macdonald Gill for the restaurant of the Queen Mary - an evocative view of the skyscrapers of New York on one side of the Atlantic and the landmark buildings of London on the other, set against the backdrop of a map of the northern American continent and Europe. Gill's brilliant patterning of sea and sky are particularly dramatic. .