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Funny pictorial map showing regional costumes of Italy published by Impermeabili San Giorgio a raincoat factory in Genua. The author of the very decorative and uncommon map is Aldo Cicheri. Includes title cartouche with brand logo, decorated with large vessel and compass rose oriented with the north to upper margin. In the left panels with the address by regions where the raincoats were sold. Text and vignette illustrations on verso of map.
The Beatles Map shows a topographic layout of Liverpool highlighting the places well known (it also has their Yellow Submarine characters & the sub itself in the Mersey!) to Beatles buffs such as Quarrybank High School, their birthplaces & many other Beatle landmarks. Printed in darkgreen on light green paper by City of Liverpool Public Relations Office and published in 1974 to commemorate the buildings and places where the Beatles started their career.
A fascinating post World War II Japanese pictorial map of the world in Mercator projection. There are several vignettes throughout the map in kawaii style that are explained in Japanese. The lovely images, intended to illustrate the regional culture, show famous ancient and modern buildings and includes fruits, vegetables, medicine, farms, mines, precious stones, and other natural resources. Several animals found throughout the map that include kangaroo and ostrich in Australia, crocodiles, monkeys, elephants,tigers as well buffalos in North America.
A small vignette in the Pacific Ocean shows the Operation Crossroads, the nuclear weapon test conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. The very eye pleasing map was published in Tokyo by Ikuei Publishing in 1948 ca.
A lovely and uncommon map of French equatorial Africa published in Paris by the pharmaceutical laboratories Neutroses-Vichy in 1939 at Petit Jean. The French Congo, Gabon, Oubangui-Chari (now Central African Republic) and Chad are symbolized by small vignette.
A lovely and uncommon map of French west Africa published in Paris by the pharmaceutical laboratories Neutroses-Vichy in 1939 at Petit Jean. The Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, and the other french regions are symbolized by small vignette.
A particularly attractive pictorial map of Alsace, Lorraine, Vosges and Jura in the Burgundy Franche-Comté in France by anonymous author published in 1930 circa. This map is covered with vignettes describing major towns and landmarks along the roads. Includes decorative cartouche, compass rose and inset lovely views illustrating Obernai, Reims, Colmar, Auxerre, Strasbourg. Uncommon.
Uncommon large and very decorative map of the United States and Mexico showing the tourist attractions, published as brochure to promote American, Canadian and Mexican Railroads. On verso descriptive text in french, photos of the most interesting places and the plan of the train car with the services offered on board.
A lovely little map published in 1920 circa as advertising for La Belle Jardiniere, the first great shopping center in Paris, showing the Americas. Below nice view of New York and essential notes.
Color pictorial map of North and Central America, with decorative title cartouche and borders, depict countries, regions, major cities, industries, agriculture, Indian settlements and wildlife. Includes decorative compass rose oriented with the north to the upper margin. Relief shown pictorially. Published by Ode Paris in 1951 from a drawn by Jaques Liozu.
Color pictorial map of South America covered with vignettes drawings of people and products of states with explanation, representing region’s historical figures and events, resources, sights, churches, important buildings, people, activities, crops, etc. Includes decorative title cartouche and compass rose. Relief shown pictorially. Published by Ode Paris in 1951 from a drawn by Jaques Liozu.
Manifesto pubblicitario che mostra disegno della Valle d’Aosta con monumenti e figure in abiti tradizionali affiancato da oggetti e monumenti tipici del territorio. In alto a destra figura allegorica e stilizzata delle tipicità della regione con fucile, sci, racchetta da tennis, picozza, corda e macchina fotografica. In basso a sinistra riquadro con carta del nord Italia e lungo i lati successione di otto stemmi per parte. Al verso fotografie di diverse località ed un testo illustrativo delle caratteristiche della Valle d’Aosta. Pubblicato dall’Ente Nazionale Industrie Turistiche presso lo stampatore Pizzi & Pizio nel 1937-38. Confronta Collezione Salce, Museo Nazionale 05165
Scarce pictorial map of Latvia, published by the Ministry of Public Works division of Tourism illustrating the tourist attractions, natural wonders, roads, major buildings, historical details and points of interest of the country on Baltic Sea. The map is one of the liveliest and most interesting maps of Latvia published in this pictographic style, with vivid colors and fantastic images.
Delizioso atlantino storico dedicato ai fanciulli che mostra, con l’ausilio di curiose piccole carte geografiche traforate, la storia delle suddivisioni territoriali dal 1848 al 1929. Edizione speciale a cura della Società Unica di Torino. Edito a Milano nel 1930 da Giovanni De Agostini.
Color pictorial map of Australia and Oceania, with decorative title cartouche and borders, depict countries, regions, major cities, industries, agriculture and wildlife. Includes decorative compass rose oriented with the north to upper left margin. Published by Ode Paris in 1951 from a drawn by Jaques Liozu.
Color pictorial map of Auvergne covered with vignettes drawings of people and products of the province with explanation, representing region’s historical figures and events, resources, sights, churches, important buildings, people, activities, crops, etc. Includes decorative title cartouche and compass rose. Relief shown pictorially. Published by Ode Paris in 1951 from a drawn by Jaques Liozu.
A particularly attractive pictorial map of Bavaria in Germany centered on Munich and Ingolstadt by anonymous author published in 1930 circa. The map is covered with vignettes describing major towns and landmarks along the roads and includes decorative cartouche, compass rose and inset lovely views showing Dinkelsbuhl, Nuremberg, Bamberg e Passau. Uncommon.
A particularly attractive pictorial map of Belgium by anonymous author published in 1930 circa. This map is covered with vignettes describing major towns and landmarks along the roads. Includes decorative cartouche, compass rose and inset lovely views of Audenarde, Bruges and Malines. Uncommon.
An important rare separate map showing northern Africa during the war between the Kingdom of Italy and the Ottoman Empire from September 29, 1911, to October 18, 1912. As a result of this conflict, Italy captured the Ottoman Tripolitania Vilayet (province), of which the main sub-provinces (sanjaks) were Fezzan, Cyrenaica, and Tripoli itself. These territories together formed what became known as Italian Libya. The Italo-Turkish War saw numerous military technological changes, notably the first use of the airplane for reconnaissance and bombing. Although minor, the war was a significant precursor of the First World War as it sparked nationalism in the Balkan states. Seeing how easily the Italians had defeated the weakened Ottomans, the members of the Balkan League attacked the Ottoman Empire starting the First Balkan War before the war with Italy had ended.
The interesting really detailed map by Arcangelo Ghisleri based on E. Heber published in Bergamo in 1911 shows also the entire Africa on the right and the Dodecanese and the Ottoman Empire inset on the left.
Bella carta pittorica dell’Emilia Romagna illustrata da Aldo Cigheri e pubblicata come pieghevole pubblicitario per l’ente nazionale del turismo dallo stabilimento Saiga di Genova nel 1949. Al verso vignette dei capoluoghi di provincia e descrizione in tedesco dei luoghi da visitare nelle città. informazioni utili ed indirizzi di riferimento per i turisti in visita.
Divertente carta dell’Italia divisa in regioni rappresentate come figure antropomorfe vincitrice nel 1908 del concorso geografico del Giornalino della Domenica, deliziosa pubblicazione per fanciulli, di Luigi Bertelli.
Il giornalino della Domenica fu un settimanale creato il 24 giugno 1906 da Luigi Bertelli, alias Vamba, nome tratto da Ivanhoe.
Scrissero per il giornalino, oltre allo stesso Vamba, scrittori e scrittrici celebri quali: Edmondo de Amicis, Luigi Capuana, Grazia Deledda, Ada Negri, Emilio Salgari, Antonio Beltramelli, Luisa Macina Gervasio (nota come Luigi di San Giusto). Nel 1925, confluì nel Giornalino della Domenica, comparendovi come un inserto autonomo, la rivista Giro Giro Tondo, fondata nel 1921 da Antonio Beltramelli.
Le illustrazioni erano eseguite dai migliori disegnatori dell’epoca quali: Antonio Rubino, Giuseppe Biasi, Mario Mossa De Murtas, Filiberto Scarpelli, Umberto Brunelleschi, Marcello Dudovich, Sergio Tofano.
Dopo alterne vicende ed interruzioni cessa definitivamente le pubblicazioni nel 1927.
A beautiful map with the best and interesting footpaths around Courmayeur. In the top left corner a list of the mountain trails for an enjoyable and safe experience. At bottom left the Cinzano ad for its vermouth. The uncommon lithograph map drawn by Gino Veragnez-Marino was published by Guide Illustrate Reynaudi for the local tourist office in 1920 circa.
Very decorative large pictorial map of Europe designed in 1946 by Pierre Herault and published in Angers by Editions Jacques Petit in 1955. The separate issued map shows the whole Europe without national borders and it is richly illustrated by nice illustrations featuring people, flora, animals, farms, gastronomic delight of various country. In the top right corner a smiling sun gives a new bright optimism to the continent after the 6 years of conflict. A very nice uncommon item.
This is an extremely rare 1915 French political map of Europe by Andre Theunissen. This map presents Europe allegorically with political divisions and symbols that would presumably appear on each nation’s postage stamps. Published in Paris at Edition Delandre in 1915
An exceptional 1932 bird’s eye view map of the city of Quebec, Canada by Samuel Herbert Maw. The densely filled map displays parks, buildings, named streets and historic notations embellished by numerous coats of arms and a large compass rose. Born in England, Maw was an architect, delineator, etcher, cartographer and designer. After winning the Sloane Medallion from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1905 and showing at the Royal Academy in London in 1909, Maw moved to Canada where he spent the remainder of his successful career designing buildings, squares and landmarks. He is best known for his perspective drawings, such as this one, heralded as “a masterpiece of Canadian cartography, a bird’s-eye view of Quebec City, begun in 1926 and completed in 1932, in which he accurately rendered every single building in the Old Town and surrounding area, complete with a hand-drawn cartouche and historical notes on the significance of the buildings shown.