National Geographic Society.. 1928.. Color map, image 15 3/4 x 18 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches, folded as issued. Light wear to folds, overall very good condition. Elaborate pictorial map painted by N.C. Wyeth for a mural at the National Geographic building in Washington DC. .
London.: Fleetway Press Ltd.. 1924.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, color lithographic illustrations including a four panel foldout, pictorial endpapers, 55pp, 16 x 12 inches, color decorative paper covered boards (hardbound). One sheet apparently missing from the front of the volume (behind the front free endpaper), previous owner's signature to title page, repaired split to head of spine, light soiling and wear to covers, corners bumped. Paper label glued to front cover below "Empire" in the title. Good to very good condition. A beautiful production lavishly illustrated with richly colored lithographed illustrations by many famous artists of the day celebrating the rich history of the British Empire and commemorating the "Pageant of Empire" which were historical pageants that were performed at the Empire Stadium (later Wembley Stadium) in 1924 as part of the British Empire Exhibition. Among the richly colored illustrations are "Hong Kong: the Procession of Lanterns," "Singapore: Stamford Raffles' Farewell," and a double page color decorative map by MacDonald Gill "Map of the World in the Time of Cabot." Also present is the four panel foldout lithographic plate by Brangwyn of the pageant (with scenery by Brangwyn) that took place at the British Empire Exhibition. This foldout plate was apparently usually published in the special London and North Eastern Railway edition, along with an additional plate at the front of the book ("The Border Bridge"). Although this copy of the book is not identified on the cover as the special edition, it may have been intended as one: there is evidence that a sheet at the front of the volume has been excised (a plate not called for in the regular edition). .
1949.. Color lithographic pictorial maps, doubled-sided, 20 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches, folding as issued to 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Two 2 inch splits, one along the furthest right panel fold intersection and one at the right fold edge, tiny paper loss at a couple of fold intersections; good condition. Double sided very decorative world poster map designed by E.O. Seymour: Eastern Hemisphere on one side including Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia; Western Hemisphere on the other including England and Western Europe and Africa, Northeastern America and South America. Pictographs of places and people of interest. "Printed in Great Britain by McCorquodale & Co., Ltd." at lower left of Eastern Hemisphere side. .
Mem-O-Map Co.. Copyright 1945.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches on sheet size 14 x 10 1/2 inches. Fine condition. This is one in a series of Mem-o-Maps published at the end of World War II, souvenirs for the military. Military personnel could fill in banners "came in on good ship" and "departed on good ship", their name and organisation etc (none of these areas are filled in on this map). Pictographs mark various memorable spots and wildlife (including larger-than-life insects). .
Tokyo.: The New World Press.. No date. Ca. 1930s?. Double-sided color pictographic / pictorial map, 29 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches, folding as issued to 10 1/4 x 4 inches. Lightly worn with some soft creases and a few short edge tears, 1/4 inch separations at fold intersections, small soiled spot to upper right corner; overall good, clean condition. This brightly colored map by T. Fujiyoshi features a numbered index to trams and railways in addition to places of interest such as hotels, museums, theatres, etc. Verso of map has "Guide to Tokyo". Verso features a three-color map of the areas surrounding Tokyo, including Nagano, Shizuoka, Fukushima and Chiba Prefectures, plus a listing in the margins of Towns, Hot Springs, Mountains, Lakes, Cities and other noted places. .
New York.: Sunday News.. No date. Ca. late 1930s.. Color map CENTERFOLD from issue of Sunday News, newspaper sheet 15 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches, two soft folds. Some faint toning and light wear to folds and paper edges, short tears and small areas of paper loss to upper righ edge (outside image area); good condition. Map of the World by Edwin L. Sundberg showing the range of Major Earthquakes to Minor Ocean Disturbances found around the globe. It "shows recorded seismic faults in the earth's crust and the areas on land and sea most frequently subject to shocks. It also locates the most destructive and historic earthquakes to date" the latest being the 1923 earthquake in Japan that killed 200,000 people. Published in the Sunday News. .
Seoul, Korea.: Ministry of Transportation Republic of Korea.. No date. Ca. 1960.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 26 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches folding as issued to 9 x 4 inches. Very good condition. The pictorial map features numerous temples, hotsprings, seaports, railways, etc., plus inset maps of Seoul, Chejudo, Mt. Sorak, Kyongju, Pusan, and map showing air routes to various Asian cities and California coast. Verso includes an Index and Distance Table. .
Air France.. [ 1939].. Color lithograph pictographic / pictorial map, 25 x 39 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Many tack holes in corners, little paper loss at corners and pinhole at centre of three edges, now infilled; five inch tear into left edge of poster scarcely noticeable. Image is bright and clean. Printed in bright colors enhanced with gilt, this map features sea monsters, sailing ships and planes decorating the various bodies of water, along with landscapes, wildlife and people found around the world. Shows Air France routes Now in Service, Proposed Service, and Service Temporarily Discontinued. Printed at lower right corner: 291 C6 AF -Printed in France - Perceval Paris. Lucien Boucher designed an outstanding series of decorative map posters for Air France from the 1930s to the 1950s. The Smithsonian Natioanl Air and Space Museum dates this map to 1939. .
C.C. Petersen.. 23rd Edition.. Map copyright 1942. Circa 1945.. Color pictographic map, multiple fold as issued, approximately 17 1/4 x 38 3/4 inches. Very good condition. Colorful pictorial world map issued in many editions throughout the war by C.C. Petersen Advertising in Canada, and distributed by different companies in the U.S. and Canada, this by Walters Manufacturing Co. Throughout the map, significant events and dates of the War are noted. Includes inset maps: Closing in on Berlin, Balkan Countries, etc. .
Paris.: Messageries Maritimes.. No date. Ca. 1953.. Color pictographic / pictorial map with decorative central margin, sheet size 22 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches, folding as issued to pamphlet 11 x 5 3/4 inches, text and black and white photo illustrations on verso. Separations along three of the lower folds have been repaired with archival tape (two originally were repaired with regular tape and have discoloration ONLY VISIBLE ON THE TEXT SIDE). There are several pinholes in each corner, short separations at fold intersections and two tiny areas of paper loss at each end of horizontal fold. The map is clean and bright and would display well. Lithographic pictorial map by Herve Baille showing the route of the steamers Caledonien and Tahitien with images of the ships and painterly depiction of sea creatures, the islands etc. Black and white photo illustrations of ship interiors and text (in French) on verso. The design of this publication harkens back to the luxury days of passenger ship travel of the 1930s, reflecting the end of that era as air travel became more affordable. The Caledonien entered service in 1952 and the Tahitien in 1953, serving the Messageries Maritimes route to the South Pacific and Australia. .
Melbourne.: Trans Australia Airlines.. No date. Ca. 1950s.. Booklet, 8 x 4 inches; five double page color pictographic route maps, unpaginated (12 pp including covers), color pictorial wrappers. Very good condition. Booklet features double page color pictorial route maps, descriptive text in lower margin. Maps have small illustrations and text banners indicating the products of various regions. Routes shown are: Sydney-Melbourne; Brisbane-Sydney; Adelaide-Melbourne; Perth-Adelaide; Melbourne-Hobart. Information on the rear cover of the booklet discusses Navigational Aids. .
Cairo.: The Tourist Administration.. 1960.. Color map with pictographs, 19 1/2 x 18 inches on sheet size 20 1/2 x 19 inches, folding as issued to 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches, text on verso. Light soiling to back cover panel; very good condition. Brightly colored map of Egypt with pictographs of various tombs, temples, oases, and wildlife. Facts about Egypt and hotel information on verso. .
Baltimore.: McCormick & Company, Inc.. No date. Ca. 1931.. Pamphlet, 9 x 4 1/4 inches opening to color pictorial world map on sheet 16 x 18 inches, folding as issued. Very good condition. There is a brightly colored world map with vignette illustrations at corners: Native Tea Pickers of Ceylon, Gathering Insect Flowers in Dalmatia, Natives Pulling Vanilla Beans in Mexico, Coolies Loading Spices in India. At lower centre is an image of the McCormick building. Beneath the map is a listing of countries with their flags, with a selection of products for the Bee Brand. There is much interesting detail on the map, such as routes of famous aviators and the spices exported from nations around the world. Little vignette illustrations include blimps, planes and ships. .
Baltimore.: McCormick & Company, Inc.. 1931.. Pamphlet, 9 x 4 1/4 inches opening to color pictorial world map on sheet 16 x 18 inches, folding as issued. A few small spots to cover (not affecting map); very good condition. There is a brightly colored world map with vignette illustrations at corners: Native Tea Pickers of Ceylon, Gathering Insect Flowers in Dalmatia, Natives Pulling Vanilla Beans in Mexico, Coolies Loading Spices in India. At lower centre is an image of the McCormick building. Beneath the map is a listing of countries and their products for the Bee Brand. .
General Foods Corp.. 1934.. Color pictorial map, 17 x 23 inches on sheet 18 x 24 inches, folding as issued with original mailing envelope, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Map in very good condition (two faint marks on verso from envelope clasp). Wear and pencil notations to envelope. An interesting and decorative item relating to the second voyage of Admiral Richard E. Byrd to the Antartic, issued by General Foods "makers of Grape-Nuts" sponsors of radio broadcasting of the expedition: "on the Byrd Expedition there is being attempted the most notable feat in radio history - a two-way broadcast from and to the Expedition. These broadcasts bring the drama of the Expedition as it is being lived - from the very lips of the men themselves." The map shows the South Pole with two inset maps. At top left is the "Route of Expedition and Path of the Broadcast" and lower right "The Bay of Whales" with a further inset detail map of Little America, the base of the expedition showing the location of the buildings. .
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." .
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. .
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. .
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". .
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. .