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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

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.
This item is currently on reserve


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 ($2,211 • €1,879 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 ($1,876 • €1,595 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 ($637 • €541 rates)


 The Old World 

TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of post routes to India]
Overland Route to India. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 355 x 250mm.
Four mail routes to India: The Mail Steam packet Route; the Marseilles Overland Routes; the German Overland Route; and the Euphrates Route. They are show in two maps, the European section and then Arabia & India, with vignette scenes of the Post Office in London, Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Bombay and Madras.
[Ref: 17759]    £130.00 ($174 • €148 rates)


 Polar Maps 

MARZOLLA, Benedetto. [Italian map of the North Pole]
Carta generale del Polo Artico. Naples, 1854. 440 x 580mm.
Rare map of the Arctic regions, by Neapolitan mapmaker, Benedetto Marzolla. From 'Atlante Geografico corredato di notizie relative alla Geografia Fisica e politica '. Set in extensive Italian text
[Ref: 18111]    £340.00 ($456 • €387 rates)


  AMERICA 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The Fries version of Wäldseemüller's 'Admiral's map' of the Americas]
[Tabula Terræ Novæ .] Vienne: Michael Servetus, 1541. Woodcut, printed area 285 x 430mm.
One of the earliest obtainable maps to show the New World, this example being the fourth and last issue of the Fries reduction of Wäldseemüller's famous map, which is the first printed atlas map devoted to the Americas and said to have been compiled with the assistance of Columbus himself. It shows the eastern coasts of America and the western coast of Europe & Africa 55º North to 35º South, with a rudimentary 'Florida', Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. In his version Fries added a Spanish flag over Cuba and a vignette scene in South America depicting cannibals and an opossum, both reported by Vespucci. It was Wäldseemüller's world map of 1507 that first used the name 'America', placing in southern South America, after Vespucci, who explored that region and proved it was not part of Asia. When the name began to be used for the entire landmass Wäldseemüller used this map to emphasise Columbus's importance: a Latin text above 'Terra Nova' reads 'This land and the adjacent islands were discovered by Christopher Columbus on the mandate of the King of Castile'. This map was originally intended not for an edition of Ptolemy but for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller: his death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. The title, as above, is on the reverse within a plain border. BURDEN: 4.
[Ref: 17900]    £9,750.00 ($13,065 • €11,105 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of the Americas with California as an island]
Novus Orbis sive America Meridionalis et Septentrionalis... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 500 x 585mm.
A fine map of the Americas, engraved for Seutter by Gottfried Rogg. California is shown as an island, and one of the two huge and elaborate cartouches hides the lack of information about the northwest. McCLAUGHLIN: 211, second state of five.
[Ref: 18107]    £1,350.00 ($1,809 • €1,538 rates)


LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis. [18th century map of North & South America]
Amerique Suivant Le R.P.Charlevoix Jte, Mr de la Condamine, et Plusieurs autres Nouv.le Observations. Paris, c.1746. Original colour with additions. 495 x 630mm. Small repairs.
The Americas, using the mapping of Charlevoix in Canada (including a North West Passage) and Condamine in Peru.
[Ref: 8586]    £480.00 ($643 • €547 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Map of the Americas with a separately-printed border]
L'Amerique Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris: Desnos, 1766. Original colour. Total printed area 285 x 315mm.
A decorative map of the Americas with a decorative title cartouche and a frame-like printed border. The map shows the North West Passage as a waterway t the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 14330]    £220.00 ($295 • €251 rates)


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