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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

LEGRAND, Augustin. [Early 19th century map of the World on Mercator's projection]
Planisphere suivant la projection de Mercator, elemens de geographie moderne a l'usage des colleges et maisons d'education / rediges suivant la methodes de M.M. Mentelle et l'Abbe Gautier et en accord avec les traites, Cours et Lecons adoptes pour l'instruction publique ou particuliere, par Augustin Legrand Paris, 1830. Original outline colour.400 x 520mm.
An elegant French map of the world on Mercator's Projection but centred on the Pacific, decorated with vignettes of figures representing each continent. An engraved educational text relates to the physical geography of the globe.
[Ref: 17980]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


Anonymous. [19th century world map]
Wereldkaart Amsterdam, c.1840. Original colour. 250 x 320mm.
World map with the western hemisphere and eastern hemisphere. Two smaller hemispheres show the north and south poles.
[Ref: 17843]    £120.00 ($158 • €134 rates)


MENETRIER, F. [A double-hemisphere wall map of the world illustrated with costumes]
Le Petit Journal. Mappemonde. Paris, c.1900. Colour-printed wood engraving. 940 x 1095mm. Minor repairs to folds.
A highly decorative map of the world, with a vignette scene from each continent in the corners and cusps, including an American paddle steamer, and eighty-one costumes from around the world in three rows. On the map the shipping routes are marked with sailing times, for example London to Australia and New Zealand in 45 days. As this map was published as a supplement to the French 'Petit Journal' the ephemeral nature of this map makes surviving examples very unusual.
[Ref: 16005]    £4,500.00 ($5,940 • €5,040 rates)


OHMAN, August R. [A rare American missionary map on linen]
Missionary Map of the World Showing the Prevailing Religions of its Various Nations and the Central Stations of All Protestant Missionary Societies. New York: August R. Ohman & Co. Inc, c.1906. Colour-printed wood engraving on two linen sheets stitched together, total 1250 x 2120mm. Two very small repairs.
A huge double-hemisphere world map with the land coloured according to the dominant religion, probably used as a backdrop at fund-raising events. The key lists Protestants, Greek and Eastern Churches, Roman Catholics, Jews, Mohammedans and Heathen, although the Jewish population is too spread out to show on the map. The 'Heathens' (numbered at 845 million by the key, outnumbering all the other religions combined) fill central Africa and seem to include the Hindus of India, Buddhists of China and Shinto of Japan. August R. Ohman & Co publishers evolved from the more famous Colton firm: 'G.W. & C.B. Colton' became 'Colton, Ohman & Co. in 1898', and Ohman dropped the Colton name three years later, after which he published a number of bird's-eye views of American cities. We have dated this map from the 'Statistics of Missions, 1906' at the bottom.
[Ref: 17967]    £4,250.00 ($5,610 • €4,760 rates)


BACON, George Washington. [Wall map of the world at the beginning of the 20th century]
Bacon's New Chart of the World. Mercator's Projection. London: G.W. Bacon & Co., c.1907. Colour lithographic map. Dissected and laid on linen as issued , total 950 x 1200mm, folded into original covers
A large map of the world, showing the British Empire, at its height, marked in red. Around the map are inset details: with plans of towns including Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and New York; the Panama and Suez Canals; the British Isles; the two Poles; and a Universal Time Chart. Along the top are a selection of national flags and ensigns; along the bottom are Gazetteers and a list of Principal British Steamship lines.
[Ref: 17993]    £1,000.00 ($1,320 • €1,120 rates)


Anonymous. [Souvenir flag for the Coronation of Edward VIII with a map of the British Empire]
Coronation King Edward VIII. 1937. Printed 1936. Colour-printed wood engraving on linen. 540 x 840mm.
A souvenir flag published in anticipation of the coronation of Edward VIII. A portrait of the King, a double-hemisphere world map with the British Empire coloured red and the Royal Arms are illustrated over a Union Jack background. The flag was printed in 1936 ready for the Coronation which was to take place the following year. However, Edward VIII chose love and marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson rather than the throne and crown. Edward abdicated on 11th December 1936 and George VI was crowned instead.
[Ref: 17492]    £1,100.00 ($1,452 • €1,232 rates)


GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A vivid poster map advertising the GPO's communication network]
Post Office Radio-Telephone Services. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1935. Colour lithograph, 990 x 1230mm. A small chip in bottom margin otherwise near mint.
A colourful map of the world, on an azimuthal projection, although Gill has chosen to depict two Antarcticas (one under Australia, the other under South America) rather than stretch the ice out across the bottom of the map. The British Empire is shown in red. In various places around the map are scrolls with literary quotes relating to travel from Ovid, Wolfe, Tennyson and, of course, Shakespeare: his ''I’ll put a girdle round about the Earth in forty minutes'' (Robin, 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream') is placed in the Pacific. Under the map are five roundel illustrations: 'Rugby Radio Station, Telephony Transmitter Room'; 'R.R.S. Main Power House'; 'Faraday Building, London'; R.R.S. Aerial Tuning Inductance'; and 'R.R.S. Demountable Valve'. Bottom right is the new logo of the GPO, also designed by Gill. The company must have been pleased with the result, as the GPO commissioned another map, with the same map projection for their Steamship Routes in 1937. 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: 17915]    £6,000.00 ($7,920 • €6,720 rates)


Anonymous. [A map of the oil fields of the world]
Le Petrole dans Le Monde. Paris: Union des Chambres Syndicals sw l'Industrie du Pétrole, 1958. Colour lithograph. Sheet 985 x 1210mm. Folded as issued.
A large map of the world on Mercator's Projection, marking the oil fields and areas with oil-producing potential. Insets show details of North America, Venezuela and the Middle East, a map showing the tanker routes during the Suez Crisis of 1956, and tables of oil production expansion and sources of power since 1900.
[Ref: 17415]    £1,650.00 ($2,178 • €1,848 rates)


HORSEY, David. [A serio-comic map satirising Ronald Reagan's view of the World]
The World According to Ronald Reagan. Seattle: AA Graphics Inc., 1987. Lithographic map, printed in black and brown. Sheet 585 x 885mm.
A caricature map of the world, by depicting President Reagan as a sheriff, his figure filling an exaggerated California, hands twitching over his six-guns. The rest of the U.S. is divided between the Mid and South-West ('Republicans and Other Real Americans'), the North-east ('Democrats and Welfare Bums') and Alaska ('Santa Claus'), with a special mention for San Francisco ('Homos'). Central and South America are 'Illegal Aliens', 'Contra Country' and 'Drug Pushers', with a portrait of Daniel Ortega; Africa, witth a portrait of Gaddaffi, is labelled 'Terrorists', 'Cuban Mercenaries' and 'White Folks' in apartheid South Africa. In Europe the UK is marked 'Thatcher Land', again with a portrait, containing 'Our Missiles'; France is labelled 'Socialists and Pacifist Wimps'; and Poland is 'Solidarity'. The USSR ('The Evil Empire' is filled with Gorbachev as a gun-slinger, with 'Their Missiles' and 'Ma's Cow'. Israel is over-sized and contains Beirut; Arabia is 'Our Oil'; Iran is 'Muslim Maniacs' with 'Our Arms Shipments'; China 'Good Commies'; and 'Japan Inc' is shaped like a car. In the Indian Ocean is a compass rose, with a central image of Granny and her apple pie, and cardinal points of 'North (Rich)', 'West (Us)', 'South (Poor' and 'East (Them)'. David Horsey (b. 1951) was an editorial cartoonist working for the Seattle Post Intelligencer when he drew this, the second of two world maps focusing on Reagan foreign policy (the first, 1982, shows Brezhnev as his foe). He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1999 and 2003. He now works for the Los Angeles Times.
[Ref: 18072]    £1,400.00 ($1,848 • €1,568 rates)


SHIRLEY, R.W. [Indispensible reference on World maps]
The Mapping of the World: Early Printed Maps 1472-1700. London:The Holland Press, 1987. Folio, cloth & d/w; pp. 669 profusely illustrated. Spine faded, otherwise in excellent condition.
The1987 edition of this weighty tome. This cartobibliographical study illustrates how the world map developed from the earliest years of printing in the 1470s up to the turn of the seventeenth century.
[Ref: 18161]    £475.00 ($627 • €532 rates)


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