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 World Maps 

GROSS, Alexander. [The British Empire at its height]
Commercial & Political Map of the World on Mercator's Projection. The British Empire Coloured prominently in Red. London: Geographia Ltd, c.1920. Colour lithograph, printed area 950 x 1460mm, dissected and laid on linen as issued.
A large map of the world, published just after the end of the First World War, when the British Empire was at its peak. Insets show gains by the British from the Germans in Australasia, Africa and the Near East (including Iraq), details of the Suez and Panama canals. Born in Hungary as Sandor Grosz, Gross came to London, founding the map publishing company Geographia Ltd in 1911 before emigrating to the US around 1930. His daughter, Phyllis Pearsall, walked the 23,000 streets of London in the 1930s and compiled London's first A-Z.
[Ref: 18297]    £1,400.00 ($1,964 • €1,593 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 ($1,543 • €1,252 rates)

BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL. [Double-sided poster map of the Europe and Pacific Theatres of WW2]
Nav War Map No 3. World War 2 in the North Sea Area. [&] Nav War Map No 4. The North Pacific Area. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944. Colour lithograph, printed on both sides. Sheet 1010 x 1080mm. Repairs to folds.
Two colourful propaganda maps of two of the most areas of the American war effort in 1944, each giving a brief history of events. The first shows the North Atlantic and North Sea, published just prior to the Normandy landings, illustrates the hunt for the German battleship Bismark and the success of the Arctic convoys. A label over England reads 'The R.A.F. and the A.A.F. control the industrial heart of Europe from England, the world's most powerful air base', and streams of planes show the targets of bombing campaigns in Europe. The map on the reverse shows the Pacific theatre, with a timeline listing Japanese aggression from the taking of Formosa in 1895 to Pearl Harbour. The map shows the extent of the Japanese attacks on American bases and the American counter attacks, with diagrams underneath detailing the battles of Medway and Attu.
[Ref: 16657]    £1,400.00 ($1,964 • €1,593 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 ($666 • €541 rates)

ARMITAGE, Geoff & BAYNTON-WILLIAMS, Ashley. [Detailed study of British world maps]
The World at their Fingertips: Eighteenth-Century British Two-Sheet Double-Hemisphere World Maps. Vaduz: Sylvia Ioannou Foundation; & London: British Library, 2012. Oblong 4to, cloth & illus. d/w, pp. 262, profusely illustrated. New.
A look at large-format double-hemisphere world maps, with facinating background detail about the London map trade.
[Ref: 13577]    £45.00 ($63 • €51 rates)

JANVIER, Jean. [18th century double-hemisphere world map]
Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre... Paris: 1762. Coloured, 310 x 460mm.
A decorative map of the World, with a large rococo title cartouche. The map is pre-cook. Includes the Muller Peninsula in Alaska, an enlarged Australia, and the Sea of the West in North America.
[Ref: 16994]    £800.00 ($1,122 • €910 rates)

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