20th Century

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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
  • 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
  • etna sicily
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    Superb pictorial bird’s-eye view of Mount Etna drawn by the legendary illustrator Heinrich Caesar Berann and published in 1953 by the Catania Tourist Board. This charming tourist map is illustrated in baroque style with decorative borders and an antique-looking map of Catania in the left side-panel. On the verso are photographs of Etna and its environs, accompanied by information about climbing the volcano. Heinrich Caesar Berann (1915 – 1999) was an Austrian painter and cartographer. He achieved…

    • Author: Heinrich Caesar Berann
    • Dimension: 43 x 62 cm
    • Place of publication: Genoa
    • Year: 1953
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    Large pictorial map showing the handicraft products of each Spanish town through lovely vignettes. Published in Barcelona in 1947 at the Llauger S.A. for the trade union association of artisans based in Madrid.

    • Dimension: 86 x 70 cm
    • Place of publication: Barcelona
    • Year: 1947
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    A fine map of Spain and Portugal richly embellished by vignettes illustrating the most important historic buildings of Spain. Published by Banco de Bilbao in 1950. Inset Canaries.

    • Author: Banco de Bilbao
    • Dimension: 60 x 83 cm
    • Place of publication: San Sebastian
    • Year: 1950
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    Large pictorial map of Stockholm designed in 1953 by Curt Blixt showing also lovely views of the most important places of the city and historical vignettes. Curt Blixt began his career as a chaser at jeweller W.A. Bolin. In order to develop his artistic talent, Curt took evening classes at the Technical School (now known as Konstfack). After completing his studies, he was employed as an illustrator and designer at Esselte Reklam at Vasagatan in…

    • Author: Curt Vilhelm Blixt
    • Dimension: 70 x 105 cm
    • Place of publication: Stockholm
    • Year: 1953
  • A magnificent large and very decorative pictorial map folded in self cover surrounded by notes and illustration of flowers, with the compass rose in the center. Shows buildings. landmarks, peoples, animals, roads, railroads, waterways, churches, tourist attractions, geographical features and places of interest. A short guide by Hans Jenny, and illustrations on verso. Designed by Eduard Imhof after a drawn by Otto Muller. Published by the Swiss National Tourist Office in Bern in 1939.

    • Author: Otto M. Muller
    • Dimension: 76 x 116 cm
    • Place of publication: Bern
    • Year: 1939
  • A particularly attractive pictorial map of Switzerland by anonymous author published in 1930 circa. This map is covered with beautiful vignettes describing major towns and very nice landmarks along the roads like skiers or cows. Includes decorative cartouche, compass rose and inset lovely views of Locarno and Martigny.

    • Author: Anon.
    • Dimension: 24 x 34 cm
    • Year: 1930