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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A pictorial map of Australia from the Second World War]
Australia. Her Natural and Industrial Resources. London: Printed by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1942. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 500 x 645mm. Folded as issued.
A propaganda map of Australia, showing how the industry and agriculture of the continent was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining, with a key on the left. The map is decorated with Australia's coat of arms and a large compass rose. A text box reads: 'In War and Peace. Australia's industrial resources have been completely reorganised to meet war-time demands. Her factories are now turning out armaments of many types and aircraft, including fighters and bombers. Her shipbuilding programme includes destroyers, minesweepers and merchant vessels. In addition, Australia is contributing to a great wheat pool which will help to feed the starving peoples of Europe when the war is over' . Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940). This was one of a series of wartime maps of the Commonwealth countries, including New Zealand and Canada.
[Ref: 16138]    £1,500.00 ($1,926 • €1,679 rates)


GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A pictorial map of Australia at the end of the Second World War]
Australia. Her Natural and Industrial Resources. London: Printed by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1946. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 500 x 645mm. Folded as issued.
This map was originally published as a wartime propaganda map, showing how Australia was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining, with a key on the left. Top right is Australia's coat of arms, bottom left a large compass rose. A text box bottom right has been updated, with the title now reading 'In the Post War World'. It continues 'Australia has emerged from the World War with increased stature, as a 'Pacific' Power... She enters the era of peace strongly equipped for further advance'. Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940). This was one of a series of wartime maps of the Commonwealth countries, including New Zealand and Canada.
[Ref: 16601]    £1,300.00 ($1,669 • €1,455 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A leaflet map of the London Underground]
Map of the UndergrounD Railways of London. London: Waterlow & Sons Ltd for Electric Railway House, 1924. 365 x 440mm. Tiny repairs at folds.
The larger format leaflet, overprinted with four red circles and key for the 'British Empire Exhition Stations', serving the new Wembley Stadium.
[Ref: 16720]    £700.00 ($899 • €783 rates)


GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A leaflet map of the London Underground]
Map of the UndergrounD Railways of London. London: Dangerfield Printing Co., 1925. Folding map, with card covers, 210 x 255mm.
A short-lived experiment in printing in black only, with no way of recognising the different lines! The card cover is titled 'How to Travel To and From Queen's Park, Kilburn Park, Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue Stations by London's UndergrounD', all stations on the Bakerloo Line. Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947, known as Max), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. His 'Wonderground Map of London', originally drawn as an advertising poster for London Electric Underground Railway Company in 1914, was such a success it is credited with saving the 'UndergrounD' advertising campaign.
[Ref: 16721]    £420.00 ($539 • €470 rates)


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