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Map of Ceylon showing her Tea industry.
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Map of Ceylon showing her Tea industry.

By SRI LANKA / CEYLON) Gill, MacDonald (mapmaker).

Ceylon Tea Board.. No date. [ 1934].. Color pictorial map postcard, map image 5 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches on thick card 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. MacDonald Gill's pictorial map of Ceylon, signed in the image "MacD. G." .

$85.00

Our Flying Ambassadors and Their Routes.
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Our Flying Ambassadors and Their Routes.

By WORLD AVIATION)

New York.: The Outlook Company.. No date. Ca. 1929.. Two-color double-sided broadside, sheet size 22 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, folding to 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Light discoloration to central right panel, overall very good condition. Poster features portraits of seven famous aviators including Charles Lindbergh, Clarence Chamberlin, and Richard Byrd, plus a map of the Northern Hemisphere showing their flight routes. Additional map in lower margin shows "Lindberg's Aerial Tour of Latin America" with small inset map "Lindberg's Aerial Tour of the United States." This was issued as a broadside double-sided advertising sheet for Outlook magazine and their Outlook Readers Atlas of the World. .

$285.00

A Pictorial Map of Peiping in full colours. Map title: Peiping.
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A Pictorial Map of Peiping in full colours. Map title: Peiping.

By CHINA - BEIJING) Sewall, John Kirk (illus).

Tientsin / Peiping.: Peiyang Press, Ltd.. No date. Ca. 1928- 1933.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 22 3/4 x 19 inches on sheet size 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 (60 x 49.5 cm), folding as issued into titled paper pocket 8 x 4 1/4 inches. A particularly bright, clean copy in original protective pocket. A few tiny spots of ink from the printing process, no tears. A scarce and handsome pictorial map of the inner city of Peiping (Peking/Beijing) by John Kirk Sewall showing Tartar City, Chinese City and the Forbidden City, with people and animals in silhouette and temples, theaters, etc, in bright colors. The WorldCat entry for this map (with holdings at three libraries) notes "The map is decorated with small illustrations of landmark buildings and black silhouettes of workers, pedestrians and animals. Essentially a tourist map since it includes sightseeing attractions, rail station, hotels etc. It also depicts the Legation Quarter...Imprint date based on the first use of Peiping in 1928 and the representation of the German Legation by the black, red and gold Reichsbanner flag which was banned in 1933." The Wikipedia entry notes that the horizontal black, white and gold flag was "In use at the beginning of the Weimar Republic (1918–1919), by the foreign services (1922–33), and by the Nazi regime from March 1933 until August 1935." .

$2895.00

Total War Battle Map.  (Pamphlet title: For You - a SPECIAL MAP showing all war zones at a Quick Glance - Now watch Us "WIPE 'EM OUT...)
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Total War Battle Map. (Pamphlet title: For You - a SPECIAL MAP showing all war zones at a Quick Glance - Now watch Us "WIPE 'EM OUT...)

By WORLD MAP - WORLD WAR II - SCARCE PICTORIAL MAP PUBLICATIONIN GREETING CARD FORMAT) Chase, Ernest Dudley (illus).

Boston.: Rust Craft.. 1943.. Color pictorial map, 14 1/2 x 35 inches on sheet size 16 x 36 1/2 inches; 3 color maps on verso, largest 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, the 2 smaller color maps 2 panels each, folding to pamphlet 8 x 4 1/2 inches. 1 inch split at one fold intersection, a couple of tiny fold splits, light soiling to outside covers, overall maps in very good condition. This is a particularly interesting publication for the collector of the maps of Ernest Dudley Chase, representing the intersection of the business of greeting cards that Chase produced through Rust Craft, the card company that he founded, and his output of pictorial maps published under his own name. The pamphlet opens out to one of Ernest Dudley Chase's iconic maps of World War II, the TOTAL WAR BATTLE MAP, with subtitle 'Certain Victory Will be Ours!' This world map was also published by Chase as a blank-back poster and as a two-sided pamphlet with another map on the verso. Here the verso is covered with victory-minded slogans such as "YOu're helping, too, I'll bet on that, And soon the world will see OUr Army, Navy and Marines I an ALL-OUT VICTORY! There are five inset pictorial vignettes: 'A Yank Tank,' 'Coast Artillery,' 'Mobile Field Gun,' 'Flying Fortress' and 'New Anti Aircraft Gun Mounts by Westinghouse.' Aircraft and ships are pictured within the map area, Germany and Japan are marked in black, naval bases and railroads are marked. .

$925.00

Dated Events War Map.  V-e Day Commemorating Victory in Europe May 8, 1945.
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Dated Events War Map. V-e Day Commemorating Victory in Europe May 8, 1945.

By WORLD WAR II - EUROPE AND ASIAN THEATRES OF WAR) Turner, Stanley (cartography).

C.C. Petersen.. 26th Edition.. Copyright 1942.. Color pictographic map, approximately 17 1/4 x 39 inches, folding to 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches as issued. Fine condition. The Victory in Europe edition of this colorful and informative pictorial map which was issued by C.C. Petersen Advertising of Canada in many editions throughout World War II, and distributed by different companies in the U.S. and Canada, this by United Air Lines. The left and right borders contain a chronology of events for the European and Pacific Arenas, with, at the upper centre edge, a Roll Call of dates on which member countries of the United Nations declared war. There are inset maps of "Possible Zones of Occupation;" the Philippine Islands; Japan (with the notation "Bombing of Vital Industrial and Strategic Military Objectives continues unabated"). Throughout the map significant events and dates of the War are noted. .

$110.00

Children of Other Lands.
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Children of Other Lands.

By WORLD - CHILDREN & ANIMALS) Oka, Jane (illus).

No Place of Publication.: Educational Posters.. 1959.. Color poster, sheet size 25 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches. Pinhole at outer corners and centre of each side, occasional light spotting only visible in margins, overall very good condition. A pictorial map for children featuring a world map with animals native to different countries (eg. Australia: kangaroo and koala) around which children from some 55 different countries are shown in costume. .

$135.00

U.S. Forces Grow in War to Halt Spread of Communism in S.E. Asia.
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U.S. Forces Grow in War to Halt Spread of Communism in S.E. Asia.

By VIETNAM WAR) Shlemon, Ray (mapmaker).

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. .

$245.00

Picture Map of China.  中國地圖
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Picture Map of China. 中國地圖

By CHINA) Southard, Frank Randolph (mapmaker).

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. .

$1850.00

World Wonders.  A Pictorial Map.
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World Wonders. A Pictorial Map.

By WORLD) Chase, Ernest Dudley (illus).

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. .

$825.00

Equal - Area Projection of The World.  (Verso: New Map of Europe).
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Equal - Area Projection of The World. (Verso: New Map of Europe).

By WORLD MAP - WORLD WAR II)

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. .

$125.00

Macau.  Oldest Foreign Colony in Far East.
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Macau. Oldest Foreign Colony in Far East.

By CHINA - MACAU)

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. .

$345.00

Bird's Eye View Map of Manchuria with resources.
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Bird's Eye View Map of Manchuria with resources.

By MANCHURIA / MANCHUKUO) Ito Kiku ? (mapmaker).

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. .

$375.00

Tokyo Bay Area - Heart of Japan's Empire.  Chicago Daily Tribune, July 28, 1945.
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Tokyo Bay Area - Heart of Japan's Empire. Chicago Daily Tribune, July 28, 1945.

By JAPAN - TOKYO / WORLD WAR II) Gfroerer, Curt (illus).

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. .

$75.00

Galilee.
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Galilee.

By ISRAEL - GALILEE) Katz, Shmuel (map illus).

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. .

$45.00

Australia Her Natural and Industrial Resources.  In the Post-War World.
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Australia Her Natural and Industrial Resources. In the Post-War World.

By AUSTRALIA) Gill, MacDonald (mapmaker).

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." .

$1375.00

Untitled pictorial map of Australia in Summer 1966 issue of "The Lamp."
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Untitled pictorial map of Australia in Summer 1966 issue of "The Lamp."

By AUSTRALIA) Petrucccelli, A. (mapmaker).

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..." .

$95.00

Union of South Africa.  Her Natural and Industrial Resources.
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Union of South Africa. Her Natural and Industrial Resources.

By SOUTH AFRICA)

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. .

$485.00

NavWar Map No.4. The North Pacific Area.
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NavWar Map No.4. The North Pacific Area.

By PACIFIC REGION - WORLD WAR II)

Washington, D.C.: Dept.. 1944.. Color pictorial map poster, sheet 40 x 60 inches, folding to 14 3/4 x 10 inches. Blank verso. 5 inch closed tear, some dampstains along folds which are scarcely visible on the map side, scattered foxing to verso. Color aerial physical 3-D style map of the North Pacific Area from the Pacific coast of the United States extending as far south as Taiwan on the China coast. Diagrams beneath the map show "The Battle of Attu" and "Track of the Battle of Midway." At upper right underneath an arrow "The North Pacific Road to Tokyo," is a timeline of "Japanese aggression" and descriptive text of the progress of the Pacific war: "The capture of Attu ended Jap occupation in the Western Hemisphere, and in turn opened the NORTH PACIFIC ROAD TO TOKYO." Arrows from the left demonstrate how "the Japanese struck boldly at every strategic naval base." Events depicted on the map include the USS Hornet with planes taking off from it and striking at targets on mainland Japan. .

$285.00

Total War Battle Map.
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Total War Battle Map.

By WORLD MAP - WORLD WAR II) Chase, Ernest Dudley (mapmaker).

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. .

$950.00

Come to Wilderness, South Africa's Riviera!
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Come to Wilderness, South Africa's Riviera!

By SOUTH AFRICA) Jordan, Reg & Edward Cole (map illus).

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. .

$85.00

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