World maps and Celestial

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  • 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
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    A lovely vintage poster designed by Otto Nielsen for SAS Scandinavian Airlines System showing the World in beautiful bright colors on dark background. The map is embellished by fine vignettes and the destinations where the SAS operates in elegant gold. Scandinavian Airlines System is the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, founded in 1946. SAS is the eighth largest airline in Europe and operates 157 aircraft to 123 destinations.

    • Author: Otto Nielsen
    • Dimension: 45 x 75 cm
    • Place of publication: Copenhagen
    • Year: 1950
  • Uncommon brochure with a reduced version of the famous and decorative double hemisphere pictorial map prepared by Luc-Marie Bayle for TAI Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux. The depliant shows all the routes of the company.
    TAI routes are shown in red. The Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux company began as a charter airline in June 1946 in association with the Messageries Maritime Shipping Company.

    • Author: Luc Marie Bayle
    • Dimension: 41 x 24 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
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    First edition of the decorative double hemisphere pictorial map prepared by Luc-Marie Bayle for TAI Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux with two decorative compass rose oriented with the north to the upper margin. The hemispheres are surrounded by fun images of various explorers in divers modes of transport a hot air balloon, early and later forms of aeroplanes, rowing boats, sailing ships, galleons, whales and fish. TAI routes are shown in red. The Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux company began as a charter airline in June 1946 in association with the Messageries Maritime Shipping Company.

    • Author: Luc Marie Bayle
    • Dimension: 51 x 73 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1948
  • pictorial map antarctica
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    Interesting folding map of Antarctica, one of the most decorative maps published as part of the celebration of the International Geophysical Year (July 1957-December 1958). It shows the whole continent with the natural features drawn in blue and the international bases drawn in red. The decorative pictorial border shows key explorers such as Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton, fundamental equipment for exploration, some of the ships used by various explorers and animals found in and around…

    • Author: The Daily Telegraph
    • Dimension: 72 x 47 cm
    • Place of publication: London
  • Rare set of the world and four continents from the Mercator’s “Atlas Minor” published in 1648 with german text on verso. The double hemisphere map of the World, engraved by Abraham Goos replaces the 1607 Hondius plate previously used by Jansson. California shown as an island. Large passage between Asia and the North West Coast of America. Includes elaborate strapwork border, two notes in Latin, an elaborate compass rose and sphere and other embellishments. Regarding the map of America the most i

    • Author: MERCATOR Gerard - HONDIUS Henricus
    • Year: 1648
    • Dimension: 200 x 145 ca each
    • Place of publication: Amsterdam
  • Complete set with world map and four continents by G. Porro from “Geografia di Tolomeo” published in Padua in 1621 by Galignani.

    • Author: MAGINI Giovanni Antonio – TOLOMEO Claudio
    • Year: 1621
    • Dimension: 135 x 175 mm
    • Place of publication: Padova
  • A beautiful pictorial map of the world, showing the routes flown by French Airline Union de Transports Aériens. The world centered on Pacific is depicted physical with a nice colors.
    The map shows UTA’s routes to the African Continent from Paris, primarily flying to former French colonies in West Africa, as well as to Karachi, Athens, Bangkok, Saigon, Singapore, Djakarta, Darwin and French Polynesia. Routes to Honolulu and Los Angeles from Papeete are also shown.
    Union de Transports Aériens (UTA), formed in 1963 as a result of a merger between Union Aéromaritime de Transport (UAT) and Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux (TAI), was the largest wholly privately owned, independent airline in France. It was absorbed into Air France between 1990 and 1992.

    • Author: UTA [Union de Transports Aériens]
    • Dimension: 49 x 68 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1965