No Place of Publication.: Mike Roberts Color Productions.. 1966.. Color pictorial map poster, sheet 38 x 25 inches, published folded now archivally linen backed, very good condition. The image of an American aircraft carrier, bombers and helicopters just off the coast of South Vietnam and figures of GIs at strategic locations inland are at odds with the otherwise bucolic picture of the country depicted in the pictographs and the selection of color photo illustrations to the left. Text in the decorative cartouche at lower right describes the country as American involvement in the ongoing war there increases: "Here are village governments, each composed of numberous tiny hamlets, for many years almost untouched by any central government and inclined to be opposed to central authority of any kind - government or Viet Cong. Here is a country with its railroads inoperative because of guerilla action, its highways useable only by armed convoys, depending upon airlifts (and oxen) for vital transport. Here is South Viet Nam, a land of gentle, peaceful people - but the battleground where the destiny of hundreds of millions will be determined in the war of Communism against the Free World." An uncommon map. .
Baltimore.: Buffalo Evening News.. 03-12- 1966.. Color pictorial map from the Buffalo Evening News, newspaper sheet 22 1/2 x 15 inches archivally mounted on linen. Very good condition. Map of North and South Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos by Chicago Times artist Ray Shlemon, noted for his airbrush illustration. The text below the map notes " this is the terrain of South Viet Nam and neighboring countries of southeast Asia, as it might appear to an astronaut 200 mies avoe the earth. In this area the United States has committed about 215,000 fighting men and thousands of civilians in a war increasing in intensity." Inset maps show the areas around the Da Nang and Nha Trang air bases. .
New York.: Friendship Press.. 1932.. Wall-sized pictorial map, 37 1/4 x 48 1/2 inches on sheet 38 1/4 x 49 3/4 inches (97.5 x 126 cm), originally folded, now archivally mounted on linen. Evidence of some minor chipping to folds, now minimsed. Color pencil additions to the map outlining two regions. A good example of the scarce 1932 pictorial map of China by Frank Randolph Southard published by Friendship Press, the publishing arm of the National Council of Churches in New York. The map was designed as a teaching tool in classrooms and in this vein the added color on the copy offered here delineates a section of northeast China and a large swath of western China. The map is on a scale of 1:16,000,000. The outside border of the map shows various Chinese symbols such as the yinyang, the wheel of law, the pearl, long life etc. The inner border shows scenes of life in China: at home, at work, at school, in the street. The map itself is quite schematic, showing elevation pictorially, rivers, major cities. Listed in WorldCat at only three libraries, the scarcity of this map is no doubt due to its size and its practical application. A handsome map with much interesting commentary on the Western view of China in the years before World War II. .
Winchester, MA.: Ernest Dudley Chase.. 1939.. Two color poster, pictorial / pictographic map, image 18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm) on sheet 19 x 25 inches, folded as issued. Fine condition. An exquisitely detailed, handsome and informative map showing the world on Mercator's Projection with little pictographs and vignette illustrations showing famous places, people and events, current and past, from around the world. The detailed illustrations in China include the Great Wall, Forbidden City, a tower at Canton. At the lower centre are depicted the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. .
New York.: American Map Company, Inc.. No date. Between 1933 and 1939.. Color poster world map with photographic illustrations of world leaders above and below, sheet 36 1/4 x 28 inches, color map of Europe on verso. Light creasing to edges, very good condition. A striking and informative world map with photo illustrations of 61 world leaders and the flags of their countries. Franklin D. Roosevelt and John N. Garner are the U.S president and vice president. Adolf Hitler, Hirohito and Chiang Kai-Shek appear as does President Benavides of Peru whose term ended in December 1939. The maps are copyright The Geographical Publishing Co. of Chicago. A fascinating snapshot of the world on the brink of World War II. .
Second Edition.. 1949.. Color pictorial / pictographic map, approx. 18 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches on sheet 19 x 24 inches with 2 small color maps, folding to 9 1/2 x 4 inches, text, color cover illustration and small color map on verso. Crinkling to central four panels, otherwise good condition. Beautiful eight panel color map of the city with a border of black and white photo illustrations of many of the buildings numbered on the map. Two small maps of the Delta Showing Macao and Macao and Neighbouring Islands. Verso gives much information on Macao past and present, with a small map of the Motor Road from Macao to Shekki. .
Showa 7. 1932.. Color pictographic bird's eye view map, image 14 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches on sheet 15 3/8 x 21 inches, folding as issued into pictorial paper covers 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. Tiny tear into margin at upper left edge where the map is tipped onto the covers, otherwise fine condition. The Liaodong peninsula is shown with pictographs of its many resources. The city of Dalian is marked at the lower left of the map. The text on the back is in Japanese, complete with black and white photo illustrations of the industrial and agricultural resources of this important strategic country newly under a puppet regime. .
Chicago.: Chicago Daily Tribune.. 07-28- 1945.. Color bird's eye view map, half sheet from the Chicago Daily Tribune, 11 3/4 x 16 inches. Sheet has been folded vertically, this is just the top half of the complete sheet, but complete with map and text. No tears, good condition. Descriptive text reads "Perspective map of Tokyo bay and contiguous land and sea areas, showing Tokyo, Yokohama, the Yokosuka naval base, industrial sections and other features...In this map north is at the right instead of at the top - an expedient adopted to show all of the bay as large as possible in half page space." An attractive and information map for the American public published just prior to the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. .
Jerusalem.: Direction Generale Israelienne du Tourisme.. 1959.. Color pictorial map 12 1/4 x 13 inches folding to pamphlet 8 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Very good, clean condition. Attractive pictorial map of Galilee illustrated by S. Katz showing historical and biblical sites. Text in French. .
Tokyo.: Katsugoro¯ Inoue.. Meiji 25. 1892.. Engraved map with woodblock color on Japanese paper, 24 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches on sheet 26 x 28 1/2 inches, folding into paper covered boards with cloth spine 7 1/2 x 5 inches. There are 2 or 3 tiny holes (pinhead size) and a little light soiling to the map, otherwise very good condition. The boards are moderately worn with light soiling. The map has been somewhat crudely folded into the board covers. Some wear and light abrasion to covers; Japanese writing (previous owners name?) on back cover. This map is distinguished by 15 small engraved vignette illustrations with an elaborate banner title intertwined with cherry blossoms. Vignettes include one of a train and a Western style steel bridge, but also have scenes in the Japanese tradition eg. cherry trees blooming by the Sumida River. Here the western tradition of direction north at the top of the map is followed. At the lower right is a table with full listing of Tokyo municipalities, counties and wards, townships and villages. At left on the cover: Tokyo shoshi Kinshidokan (?). .
London.. Dated in image 1946. Published ca. 1946.. Color pictorial / pictographic map poster, 19 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches (49 x 73.5 cm) on sheet size 19 3/4 x 30 inches (50 x 76cm). Originally folded, now mounted on archival paper, minimising folds. Very good condition. One of a series of maps of the British colonies highlighting their rich resources designed by MacDonald Gill in 1942 for the British Government; the poster was then issued over a period of several years with changing text in the decorative banner at lower right. This particular copy was issued shortly after the end of World War II; the text reads: "IN THE POST-WAR WORLD. Australia has emerged from the World War with increased stature, as a 'Pacific' Power. During the struggle her industrial resources were completely reorganised, and her factories turned out armaments and aircraft of many kinds. Her wool and foodstuffs helped to clothe and feed the armies of the United Nations. She enters the era of peace strongly equipped for further advance." Exquisite pictographs of the natural resources, strong color, textual interest, a striking compass rose: these design features all attest to Gill's graphic genius which had a profound impact on the course of 20th century pictorial mapmaking. Lower left: "Printed in England by Alf Cooke Ltd., Leeds and London. 51-9063." Lower right: "O.P.D. 39/219/6." .
New Jersey.: Standard Oil.. Summer 1966.. Full page color pictorial map of Australia in the Summer 1966 issue of "The Lamp" magazine, 11 3/4 x 9 inches, 24pp. Light wear to covers, mailing label to back cover, map in fine condition. A richly colored decorative map of Australia by illustrator Antonio Petrucelli (1907-1994) perhaps best known for his magazine cover illustrations for upscale magazines such as Fortune, The New Yorker, Collier's, and House Beautiful. His work in Fortune showed the breadth of his talents including charts, cartoons and maps. The single page map in this uncommon magazine is an excellent example of his work: a conventional mapping of the continent is surrounded by detailed illustrations of the diverse and exotic flora and fauna of the region. The accompanying article by Hayes B. Jacob highlights the "Rich natural resources, so far barely tapped, and a distinctive, independent way of life..." .
Nottingham, England.. [ 1943].. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 20 x 30 inches folding as issued to approximately 10 x 7 1/2 inches. 2 1/2 inch separation at left horizontal centerfold, tiny paper loss at lower margin, otherwise very good clean and bright condition. Map pictures the various products and industries of South Africa, including textiles, chemicals, wines, wool, cattle, gold, diamonds, timber, tobacco, tungsten, copper, and much more. Positioned above South Africa on the Atlantic side of the country is the Mandate of the Union of South Africa, while positioned above South Africa on the Indian Ocean side of the map is Mozambique. Between these two is the Bechuanaland Protectorate. An inset map positions South Africa on the continent of Africa. The publication date of the map (which is undated) is ambiguous, with dates of 1943 (DavidRumsey.com), 1946 and 1948 (OCLC records 47943901 & 316611786) being found online. On the map, the use of the future tense when referencing the end of the war ("in four years of war it has reached...will form when hostilities have ceased.") seemingly conflicts with text reading: "South Africa is to-day an arsenal and repair base of the Armies of the United Nations." The reference to "four years of war" suggests the date 1943 (four years after 1939) while the United Nations reference might suggest a later date when the United Nations was officially ratified, hence a "1943-1948" attribution. The United Nations Declaration dates from 1942 while text on the map refers to "four years of war" and South Africa as "an arsenal of the United Nations," suggesting a date of 1943. "South Africa is to-day an arsenal and repair base of the Armies of the United Nations...the Union has so accelerated her industrial production that in four years of war it has reached a figure which could not have been attained in peace-time in less than 25 years. The industries which have developed under the stress of war will form the basis of peace-time manufacture when hostilities have ceased." "Printed in England by Thos. Forman & Sons Ltd. Nottingham. 51-4325." at lower right edge, "G.P.D. 39/219/8." at lower left. An attractive and unusual map; OCLC lists three library holdings. .
London.: H.M. Stationery Office.. Signed in image 1943. Published circa 1948.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 29 x 19 1/4 inches on sheet size 30 x 20 inches, two folds as issued. Two tiny tears in lower margin, mounted on archival paper Very good condition. One of a series of maps of the colonies highlighting their rich resources which was designed by MacDonald Gill in 1943 for the British Government; the poster was then issued over a period of several years with changing text in the text block at lower right. This particular copy was issued following World War II; the text at lower right reads: "THE NEW ERA. The demands of war caused New Zealand to expand her industries and develop new ones. Their conversion to peaceful purposes and the continued production of vital foodstuffs will be used by New Zealand for two purposes - to maintain her own high standard of living and social security and also to contribute to the well-being of the world at large." Exquisite pictographs of the natural resources, strong color, textual interest, a striking compass rose: these design features all attest to Gill's graphic genius which had a profound impact on the course of 20th century pictorial mapmaking. "Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd. 51-9316" at lower left edge of poster. "O.P.D. 39/219/6" at lower right edge. .
Winchester, MA.: Ernest Dudley Chase.. Copyright 1942.. Color pictorial map, 15 x 35 1/4 inches, on sheet 16 x 36 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen, minimizing abrasion to fold lines. SIGNED IN PENCIL AT LOWER LEFT by the artist. Light discoloration along right vertical fold. An inspirational World War II map of the world designed and published by Ernest Dudley Chase with poetical note at lower centre: A Battle Map, to set the stage For "total war" on land and sea; And, in the border, just a hint - A prayer - for total victory! In addition, the cartouche declares: "Certain Victory Will be Ours!" The five border vignettes feature 'A Yank Tank,' 'Coast Artillery,' 'Mobile Field Gun,' 'Flying Fortress' and 'New Anti Aircraft Gun Mounts by Westinghouse.' Germany and Japan are marked in black. There is extensive treatment of the Pacific Islands, a major battle field. It is signed in pencil by the mapmaker with his full name Ernest Dudley Chase (his maps were often signed E.D.Chase). This map is often seen with red accents (to the V signs in the border, in the vignette images at map edges, to the title lettering) which are not present on this copy. The blue coloration is also different in quality from other examples (here a deeper, brighter color) suggesting that there were different printings made of this iconic map, designed to inspire the patriotism of the American public. .
Wilderness, Cape Province, South Africa.: Wilderness Hotel.. 1958.. Brochure, 9 1/4 x 6 inches, unfolding to Reg Jordan cartoon map on sheet size 17 x 18 inches depicting Wilderness, Cape Province, with the hotel centrally located on the map. Also shown, a small airport, the Coastal Railway, National Tarred Road linking Cape Town and Durban, and a variety of recreational activities: surf swimming, bowls, fishing, mountain climbing, tennis, golf, etc. Very good clean condition. Small folded pamphlet lists costs (daily, weekly, monthly) and various terms and conditions as, for example: "Children under 10 are required to take their meals in the Children's Dining room" or "Native and Coloured Servants 10/ per day. Linen and blankets are not supplied." Some of the available lodging is in rondavels. A most interesting tourist brochure with unusual cartoon map. .
African Railways.. . Attractive color pictorial map of Pretoria on sheet size 15 x 20 1/2 inches folding to 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Map lays out the various residential areas of the city, the industrial parks etc. A detailed inset map provides essentials regarding the Pretoria Central area. Map offers attractive illustrations of government buildings and a revered historical monument. A line drawing of the Hartebeestpoort Dam is featured on the left margin of the map. Text makes reference to the recent celebration of the National Zoological Gardens (established 1899) 50th Anniversary, hence 1950 dating. .
Time.. Copyright 1963.. Color map, 16 3/4 x 26 inches on sheet size 18 1/2 x 28 inches, folding as issued to 9 1/2 x 14 inches. Light edge wear, pinholes in each corner; very good condition. Enlargement of an original map drawn for Time The Weekly Magazine by J. Donovan showing a pictorial view of China with industry and agriculture marked with pictographs. .
Tokyo.: Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbunsha.. 1939. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 20 x 30 on sheet 21 3/4 x 31 inches. An extraordinarily whimsical treatment of Japan's imperialist aspirations... The map, published by the Nichinichi newspaper company, shows the products of the countries of East Asia in little pictographs. At lower right is an inset table graphing trade with China, including steel, petroleum, rice, pigments and dyes, wood products etc. On the verso is text "news at a glance" with information on the provinces of China and of Manchuria. .
Japan Magazine Company.. 1945.. Black and white pictographic / pictorial street map, sheet size 16 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches, multiple folds. A few faint soiled spots, tiny hole (1/16 inch) along lower left fold; good condition. An unusual post World War II map distinguished by its small depictions of the city's key sites and buildings, as accurately rendered as possible at the scale. The Government Railway Line, Private Tramway Line, Municipal Tramway Line, Subway line, and Tokyo Sightseeing Route are marked. At lower left is an inset detail map of the Ginza district with vignette illustrations of the building including the Head Office of the Dai-Nippon Brewery, S. Watanabe (woodblock print) store, and Matsuya and Mitsukoshi Department Stores. .