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. .
Herald-American Pictorial Review.. 08- 1942.. Color map from Herald American Pictorial Review August 1942, 21 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches, text and black and white photo illustrations on verso. Folded into quarters, creasing and two tears to right hand edge. "A reduced copy of the polar (Casson) Projection Map of the World ...Copyright by the Universal Map Co., Inc." The Second World War saw a revival in popular interest in geography and maps; this interest was further fueled by the new "aviation era" maps produced by mapmakers such as Richard Edes Harrison, and there inclusion in newspapers around the States. The polar projection of this map effectively shows the proximity of Alaska and the Asian theatre of war to the lower 48. .
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. .
Chicago.: Chicago Daily Tribune.. 05-05- 1942.. Color pictorial map, single sheet from the Chicago Daily Tribune, archivally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 23 1/2 x 18 inches. Very good condition, faint toning to centerfold. "This is a new economic and industrial map of the Japanese empire, the puppet state of Manchukuo, and contiguous land and sea areas, showing the principal sources of Japan's iron, coal, copper and gold..." .
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. .
Shanghai.: The Shanghai People's Art Publishing House.. No date. Circa 1957.. Color lithographic pictorial map 20 x 30 inches, folding as issued into color pictorial card wrappers 10 1/4 x 4 inches. Light discoloration along upper left edge where tipped onto the card wrappers, otherwise map is in fine condition. Light staining and wear to covers, small stamp at upper right corner of front cover. An elegant and colorful lithographic map, the legend showing pictographs for parks, universities, theatres and cinema houses, worker's settlements and workers' clubs. This emphasis on culture and the workers is borne out in the numbered index guide at right, listing 95 places marked on the map. Among these are twelve Workers' Settlements, ten Workers' Clubs, many religious gathering places including a Mosque, the Shanghai People's Council, the Shanghai federation of Trade Unions, the Sino-Soviet Museum, libraries, museums, the State-Owned Shanghai Department Store No. 1 etc. WorldCat locates a copy at just one institution, Sachsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek Dresden. .
Mem-O-Map Co.. Copyright 1945.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 12 1/2 x 9 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 eg. "10th Army HQ", "77th Division Memorial", airfields and some local features. .
Chicago.. 02-14- 1943.. Color pictorial map, single sheet from the Chicago Daily Tribune, archivally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 21 x 15 1/2 inches. Very good condition. "A graphic story of Japan's military expansion is told in this new map of the west Pacific ocean, east Asia, and contiguous sea and land areas..." .
Chicago.: Chicago Daily Tribune.. 09-28- 1944.. Color pictorial map, single sheet from the Chicago Daily Tribune, archivally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 23 1/2 x 17 inches. Very good condition, faint toning to fold lines. "Here are new maps of the Palau Islands and Guam and Saipan of the Marianas Islands, drawn to the same scale to show their relative sizes." An inset map shows the location of the islands in the Pacific. .
Chicago.. 02-09- 1942.. Color pictorial map, single sheet from the Chicago Daily Tribune, archivally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 17 x 23 1/2 inches. Very good condition, light toning to horizontal fold. "This is a new map of Singapore Island, now being besieged by the Japanese...North of the Island is the Strait of Johore...where Japanese troops have massed after battling their way down thru the jungles of the Malay peninsula...Until the war made it necessary to discontinue service, Singapore was the journey's end for the Pan-American Clipper planes." The map was published just a few days before Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. .
Chicago.: Herald-American Pictorial Review.. 12-05- 1943.. Color pictorial map, single sheet from the Pictorial Review section of the Herald American December 5, 1943, archivally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 21 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches. Very good condition, faint toning to fold lines. "Allied Two-Pronged Spear Would Be Largest Pincers Movement in Warfare's History. General Douglas MacArthur and Lord Louis Mountbatten have the answer as to how the Mongol hordes of Japan can best be defeated. The two men are planning warfare history's most gigantic pincers movement designed to trap the Jap in his own backyard...this map shows route to be followed by MacArthur." .
Herald-American Pictorial Review.. 02-08- 1942.. Color pictorial map, single sheet from the Herald-American Pictorial Review, archivally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches. Very good condition, light toning to horizontal fold. "Detail map of Singapore Island, on which Singapore is situated, showing naval base in Jahore (sic) Strait, RAF airport, railroad and other strategic points." Beneath the map are two photo illustrations: "one of the huge guns guarding Britain's great fortress" and "Reinforcements for Singapore." This map was published just days before the Japanese took Singapore on 15 February 1942. .
Los Angeles.: Los Angeles Examiner.. 09-29- 1942.. Color pictorial map from the Los Angeles Examiner Pictorial Review section, professionally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches. Toning to edges and centerfold. Very good condition. A dynamic map / illustration by Los Angeles Examiner artist Howard Burke showing a bird's eye view of Vladivostok, Siberia. Informative text labels and small pictographs provide an effective overview of the geopolitical situation, in keeping with the "air-age" geographical imagination of the mid 20th century whose prominent practitioners included Richard Edes Harrison and Los Angeles Times artist Charles Owens. .