World maps and Celestial

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  • A complete set of gores (12 sheets) for a pair of globes, including calottes and printed matter for the horizon and meridian rings. The terrestrial gores show the tracks of all three of Cook’s voyages, along with his discoveries. The celestial gores, based on the observations of Flamsteed and Lacaille, are beautifully engraved and colored using the traditional, pictorial symbols for the constellations. Bound in original binding with frontispiece of Cassini’s famous work “Nuovo Atlante…

    • Author: CASSINI Giovanni Maria
    • Year: 1790
    • Dimension: 320 x 490 mm
    • Place of publication: Rome
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    Colorful pictorial map of the world used as game advertising for Italian airline ALITALIA in the 70s. Trading routes, rights and managing landing fees as well as charter flights. Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A. è stata la compagnia aerea di bandiera dell’Italia dal 1947 al 2021.Aveva sede a Fiumicino presso il proprio hub, l’aeroporto di Roma-Fiumicino. Fondata nel 1946 come Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali – ALII da British European Airways e Istituto per la ricostruzione…

    • Author: Alitalia
    • Dimension: 47 x 76 cm
    • Place of publication: Delf
    • Year: 1975
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    A clever preprinted envelope for use by Japanese Imperial military, listing and illustrating the battles and victories of the Imperial forces. A remarkable envelope in that as it is unfolded two sticks pop up with a string strung between them. Little paper flags hang from the string including those of Fascist Italy, Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, and Vichy France. The background is a map of the world with vignettes of battle scenes including two mobile…

    • Author: Daito ShoJi (Big East Commercial Company)
    • Dimension: 23 x 48 cm
    • Place of publication: Tokyo
    • Year: 1943
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    Italian 1916 edition of the propaganda world map showing the British Empire at war published by Roberts & Leete. The map is surrounded by illustrations and figures showing the increase in the size of the British Army and Navy between 1914 and 1916, contributions of the “Overseas Army,” changes in the “Industrial Army” and the “War of Munitions” and the approximate amount of territory occupied by the Central Powers and the Allies on August 2nd,…

    • Author: Roberts & Leete
    • Dimension: 38 x 51 cm
    • Place of publication: London
    • Year: 1916
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    Pictorial world map designed as gameboard by Lucien Boucher

    • Author: Lucien Boucher
    • Dimension: 50 x 65 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1947
  • Rare pictorial map of the world by Gianni Ciferri published in Brescia in 1963 exclusively for school’s teachers. There are several and lovely vignettes throughout the map to illustrate the main features of the various areas of the world. At right eight views showing London, Niagara Falls, New York etc…

    • Author: Gianni Ciferri
    • Dimension: 52 x 75 cm
    • Place of publication: Brescia
    • Year: 1963
  • Uncommon elegant Italian map by Filippo Naymiller showing the world in two hemispheres published in Milan. Includes a second sheet of text embellished by vignettes engraved by Baldi. It provides really interesting geographical and statistical information of the continents. The map was finely engraved by Pietro Allodi. From Atlante di geografia universale: cronologico, storico, statistico e letterario. Milan, 1860 at Tipografia Pagnoni.

    • Author: Filippo Naymiller, Francesco Pagnoni
    • Dimension: 46 x 33 cm
    • Place of publication: Milan
    • Year: 1860
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    Richly decorated double hemisphere pictorial map of the moon by Michael Ramus issued by New York bank Merrill Lynch as a promotional hand-out to commemorate the first two manned lunar landings in 1969 on 20 July and 19 November, which were achieved by the Apollo 11 and 12 space missions. As the title implies, it combines accurately drawn and labeled maps of lunar craters and seas with whimsical illustrations. At the center is the Saturn V rocket, which launched the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins into space. At top depiction of three American presidents – Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy, whose administrations supported space exploration – soaring above the scene upon the back of a n eagle. From the eagle’s beak, a banner unfurls with astronaut Neil Armstrong’s famous phrase, “One small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind.”
    The moon is shown in two hemispheres representing the “Far Side” and the “Near Side” with the Apollo 11 and 12 landings illustrated on the “Near Side,” and the “Far Side” making note of the Russian lunar missions. The hemispheres are rendered with accurate topography while the so-called “seas” are filled with mythical sea creatures. Below the hemispheres are illustrations of various achievements in astronomy and flight, including Galileo observing the moon with a telescope and the transatlantic flights of the Wright Brothers and Charles Lindberg, as well as eccentric images, such as Halloween imagery and Romeo and Juliet (likely a reference to Juliet asking Romeo to “swear not by the moon”). A stock ticker tape stretches across the image as a reminder of Merrill Lynch’s investment opportunities.
    At bottom two cartouches describe how 1969 will be remembered and what is to be expected in 1970. One of the most interesting and famous Moon pictorial map. Ref: Hornsby (Picturing America) #158

    • Author: Michael Ramus
    • Dimension: 36 x 43 cm
    • Place of publication: New York
    • Year: 1969
  • The propaganda poster published in 1939 features a map of the world with Great Britain, France and the various colonies of both nations are highlighted in red. Germany is highlighted in black, whilst Central European areas under German control, including Poland, Austria and Czechoslovakia, are coloured with black diagonal lines. The slogan “Nous vaincrons parce que nous sommes les plus forts. Souscrivez aux bons d’armement” (We win because we are the strongest. Support good armaments)…

    • Author: M. Dechaux
    • Dimension: 58 x 78 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1939
  • Striking route map of the World designed by John Philip, published in New York by Pan American Airlines, as a promotional item. Shows all the routes around the world to which Pan Am flew in 1959, including connecting lines and Pan Am’s own lines. Art by Casanova Associated. Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier and unofficial overseas flag carrier of the United States from…

    • Author: John Philip
    • Dimension: 44 x 80 cm
    • Place of publication: New York
    • Year: 1959
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    Amazing pictorial map of the world’s international short wave radio stations, with each continent crammed with imagery. The map was drawn by Walter Eckhard (1903-1982) and published in Eindhoven, 1953 by the radio division of Philips. Superimposed on the map are red circles indicating the locations of dozens of shortwave radio stations. Small drawings throughout represent genre scenes depicting the people, plants and animals. Includes detailed index to the stations on the lower margin and…

    • Author: Walter Eckhard
    • Dimension: 119 x 75 cm
    • Place of publication: Eindhoven
    • Year: 1953
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    One of the most decorative eighteenth century world maps. This J.B. Homann’s double hemisphere map of the world is richly embellished with celestial models of the northern and southern hemispheres and other natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and the Mt. Etna in Sicily erupting. Wind heads occupy the starry heavens, and two cherubs hold the title banner aloft. The map includes many famous cartographic inaccuracies with an unusually elongated northwest coastline in North America, labeled Terra Esonis. It also shows an incomplete Australia, although with place names and notes of the early discoverers included. The east coast of New Zealand is shown, along with the Tracts of Tasman’s 1642 voyage and Magellan’s Voyage. The detail in Southeast Asia is very interesting for the period, as is the treatment of Japan. Interesting text panels at bottom describe the natural phenomena.

    • Author: HOMANN Johann Baptist
    • Dimension: 48,5 x 55 cm
    • Place of publication: Nuremberg
    • Year: 1720