20th Century

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  • Latvia pictorial map

    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.

    • Author: Ministry of Public Works Division of Tourism
    • Dimension: 64 x 42 cm
    • Year: 1938
  • 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.

    • Author: City of Liverpool Public Relations Office
    • Dimension: 37 x 42,5 cm
    • Year: 1974
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    Lucien Boucher is a commercial poster artist and illustrator born in Chartres in 1889 and died in 1971. Graduated from the Ecole de céramiques de Sèvres, he began his career as a cartoonist for the satiric newspaper Le Rire. In the 1920s he worked actively as a poster designer for the movies and the advertising industry. He designed a significant number of lithographies inspired by the surrealism style. He’s very well known for his posters…

    • Author: Lucien Boucher
    • Dimension: 20 x 34 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
  • pictorial map morocco
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    Interesting map of Morocco showing metal mines from prehistoric times to the 19th century.

    • Author: Moussa Saadi
    • Dimension: 52 x 72 cm
    • Place of publication: Rabat
    • Year: 1975
  • A particularly attractive pictorial map of Holland 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 Amsterdam, Scheveningen, Enkhuizen and Veere.

    • Author: Anon.
    • Dimension: 24 x 34 cm
    • Year: 1930
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    A brightly colored map by Frederick Griffin featuring the Arms of the Government of Northern Ireland in the upper and lower margins. The map shows elegant illustrations highlighting the sights, roads, tourist attractions, history, and myths of the region. A key at bottom left identifies a wide range of locations, including ports, youth hostels, golf courses, castles, cathedrals, megaliths, industrial centres, swimming areas, roads, and more. On the verso there is additional promotional text and…

    • Author: Frederick Griffin
    • Dimension: 54 x 40 cm
    • Year: 1950
    • Place of publication: Belfast
  • pictorial map world

    Color pictorial map of the world with decorative border and coat of arms of major cities. Designed by Jacques Liozu, published by Ode Paris in 1951.

    • Author: Jacques Liozu
    • Dimension: 33 x 50 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1951
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    A fascinating pictorial map of the world published by 小学館 Shōgakukan in 1956.

    • Author: 小学館 Shōgakukan
    • Dimension: 50 x 63 cm
    • Place of publication: Osaka
    • Year: 1956
  • A particularly attractive pictorial map of Poland by anonymous author published in 1930 circa. This map is covered with vignettes describing major towns and very nice landmarks along the roads like planes or typical deco cars. Includes decorative cartouche, compass rose and inset lovely views of Tatra National Park and famous buildings in Warsaw and Lviv and Drohobych (now in Ukraine). Uncommon.

    • Author: Anon.
    • Dimension: 24 x 34 cm
    • Year: 1930
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    Pictorial map of Silesia designed in elegant Gothic style by the painter Maximilian Hüttisch (1911-1988) and published in Munich in 1950 at Christ Unterwegs. The map centered on Wroclaw shows the most important cities through their most characteristic historical building and is completed by lovely vignettes depicting the natural, industrial and productive resources of the area. The fine map is completed by a large title cartouche within a festoon, coat of arms of the region…

    • Author: Maximilian Hüttisch
    • Dimension: 54 x 85 cm
    • Place of publication: Monaco
    • Year: 1950
  • neuman octopus map prussia

    Striking French propaganda poster map showing Germany as a monstrous octopus threatening Europe with tentacles extending not only west to France, England, Spain and Italy, but to the Balkans and Greece, Turkey and Asia Minor, Romania and Russia. Germany is shown in different shadings of red, indicating its numerous annexations of surrounding territory since 1740, the most recent being the 1871 seizure of Alsace-Lorraine during the Franco-Prussian War making a comparison between the territorial conquest…

    • Author: Maurice Neumont
    • Dimension: 60 x 78 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1917
  • Raro manifesto di propaganda anti-sovietica edito dalla sezione francese dell’unione internazionale dei lavoratori che mostra la rete dei “Gulag”, i campi di prigionia e di lavoro forzato nell’Unione Sovietica. La mappa, che raffigura l’intera Russia dal Mar Baltico allo Stretto di Bering, evidenzia con delle aree in rosso l’ubicazione e l’estensione dei campi di lavoro forzato: con il simbolo della falce e del martello si indicano i campi amministrati localmente, mentre i punti rossi rappresentano i campi sotto il controllo centralizzato. Il primo lavoro di “mappatura” dei gulag sovietici è attribuito ai soldati polacchi Sylvester Mora e Pierre Zwierniak, che per primi disegnarono una carta per accompagnare il loro libro del 1945 Sprawiedliwość Sowiecka (Giustizia Sovietica).
    I Gulag furono creati immediatamente dopo la Rivoluzione Russa sotto l’amministrazione di Lenin, presero il nome dall’acronimo della frase russa “Direzione principale dei campi di lavoro correttivi” e nonostante fossero stati pensati per la generalità dei criminali, il sistema è noto soprattutto come mezzo di repressione degli oppositori politici dell’Unione Sovietica. Tutti gli occupanti vivevano in condizioni estremamente difficili, segnate da cibo povero, lavori pesanti e alta mortalità. Dopo la seconda guerra mondiale, le dimensioni e la brutalità del Gulag fornirono molte ragioni alla propaganda anti-sovietica durante la Guerra Fredda.

    • Author: Isaac Don Levine
    • Dimension: 58 x 76 cm
    • Year: 1951