20th Century

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    colourful large promotional map by Leon Craste designed to promote tourism and commercial development in Cameroon. Published by French Ministry of Overseas in 1950 at Imprimerie A. Karcher. The map shows the area from French West Africa (A.O.F.) and Nigeria to French East Africa and from Lake Chad to Gabon and Spanish Guinea; it is richly decorated by lovely illustrations of African animals (elephants, rhinos, lions, hippos, giraffes etc.) and a native people going about…

    • Author: Leon Craste
    • Dimension: 120 x 80 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1950
  • 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.

    • Author: Arcangelo Ghisleri
    • Dimension: 68 x 98 cm
    • Place of publication: Bergamo
    • Year: 1911
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    Carta geo-pittorica dell’Italia che mostra i collegamenti su rotaie nel territorio nazionale con le linee marittime verso la Sicilia e Sardegna. La mappa è arricchita in basso a sinistra una elegante legenda con i segni convenzionali e da velieri, imbarcazioni e una rosa dei venti nel mare. Sponsorizzata dalla Banca Nazionale del lavoro la bella carta che accompagna una interessante piccola guida con le nozioni utili per il viaggiatore, indica anche le distanze chilometriche tra…

    • Author: Ferrovie dello Stato
    • Dimension: 35 x 32 cm
    • Place of publication: Turin
    • Year: 1955
  • carta gastronomica verona lago di garda
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    A vibrantly colored pictorial food map of Verona and Lake of Garda, designed by Gianni Ainardi in 1968 to promote tourism in the area.

    • Author: Gianni Ainardi
    • Dimension: 35 x 49 cm
    • Place of publication: Verona
    • Year: 1968
  • mappa geo pittorica italia otto muller
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    La superba grande carta geografica pittorica dell’Italia disegnata da Otto. M. Muller

    Per chi non ha visto l’Italia, la “Carta Ideografica” è un sogno;
    per chi l’ha vista è un rimpianto;
    per chi vuol vederla ancora è la speranza;
    per chi non potrà più rivederla è il conforto!

    • Author: Otto M. Muller
    • Dimension: 100 x 140 cm
    • Place of publication: Rome
    • Year: 1965
  • 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.

    • Author: Luigi Bertelli
    • Dimension: 36 x 27,5 cm
    • Place of publication: Florence
    • Year: 1908
  • 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.

    • Author: Gino Veragnez Marino
    • Dimension: 24 x 29 cm
    • Place of publication: Turin
    • Year: 1920
  • 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.

    • Author: Samuel Herbert Maw
    • Year: 1932
    • Dimension: 850 x 650 mm
    • Place of publication: Toronto
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    Decorative pictorial map of North-Western Africa by Lucien Boucher published by the French bank Crédit Lyonnais. Includes color coded list of agencies and coat of Arms on upper right corner. The lovely vignettes show major buildings and landmarks, parks, roads, cities and towns, etc. Credit Lyonnais, founded in 1863, can be regarded as the archetype of the banking modernization desired by Napoleon III. Title framed with decorative cartouche.
    Design by Lucien Boucher who is a famous 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 cartoonist for the satiric newspaper Le Rire. In the 1920s he worked actively as poster designer for the movies and the advertising industry. He designed a significant number of lithography’s inspired by the surrealism style. He’s very well known of a series of posters (advertising & world map) designed for Air France

    • Author: Lucien Boucher
    • Dimension: 95 x 69 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1950
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    Color pictorial map of the world showing travel Lufthansa’s routes and connections with Lufthansa plane flying over map of the world. Map representing landmarks, major cities, and people. Includes compass rose decorated with Lufthansa logo.

    • Author: G. Bormann
    • Dimension: 46,5 x 72 cm
    • Place of publication: Berlin-Schonefeld
    • Year: 1962
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    Interesting pictorial map of Southeast Asia, Oceania, Australia, and the Pacific published by Keiu Hatano in 1944. Centered on Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea the map extends to Alaska and the entire eastern coasts of the Americas. Below there are two inserts explaining the several vignettes on the map; One of the keys pertains to war and includes symbols representing naval and air force bases, active and sunken ships. Not included within these keys…

    • Author: Keiu Hatano
    • Dimension: 50 x 70 cm
    • Year: 1944
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    Grande e dettagliatissima carta pittoresca del mondo disegnata da F. Heinrichsen che mostra attraverso deliziose vignette l’ingegno e l’operosità dell’uomo e le caratteristiche di tutte le aeree della Terra: accanto a ogni toponimo sono infatti riportate le caratteristiche del luogo come per esempio il tabacco a Cuba, il rum e lo zucchero nelle isole caraibiche, oro e diamanti in alcune aree dell’Africa, petrolio in Arabia, le famose olive di Creta o le vignette degli agrumi…

    • Author: F. Heinrichsen
    • Dimension: 114 x 66,5 cm
    • Place of publication: Stuttgart
    • Year: 1947