20th Century

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  • Rare pictorial map of the world by Gianni Ciferri published in Brescia in 1963 exclusively for school’s teachers. There are several and lovely vignettes throughout the map to illustrate the main features of the various areas of the world. At right eight views showing London, Niagara Falls, New York etc…

    • Author: Gianni Ciferri
    • Dimension: 52 x 75 cm
    • Place of publication: Brescia
    • Year: 1963
  • Lovely postcard showing the meeting at Panama between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans as a kiss. Published by Curt Otto Teich in 1935 for Sucesion de Maduro a hats and parfumes shop in Panama. Curt Teich who immigrated to the United States from Lobenstein, Germany, in 1896, founded the Curt Teich Company of Chicago, which operated from 1898 to 1978 as the world’s largest printer of view and advertising postcards.

    • Author: Curt Teich
    • Dimension: 90 x 140 mm
    • Place of publication: Chicago
    • Year: 1935
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    Richly embellished advertising oriented pictorial map / birdseye view of Monaco, Monte-Carlo, designed by Philippe Convein published for J.C.A Production in 1980 by Do.Ro. Imprimerie. Photogravure UMP Nice. Packed with advertising for local businesses, the images shows buildings, tourism and other landmarks, recreational activities, radio station logos, and other local icons and color.

    • Author: Philippe Convain
    • Dimension: 60 x 88 cm
    • Place of publication: Nizza
    • Year: 1980
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    Richly decorated double hemisphere pictorial map of the moon by Michael Ramus issued by New York bank Merrill Lynch as a promotional hand-out to commemorate the first two manned lunar landings in 1969 on 20 July and 19 November, which were achieved by the Apollo 11 and 12 space missions. As the title implies, it combines accurately drawn and labeled maps of lunar craters and seas with whimsical illustrations. At the center is the Saturn V rocket, which launched the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins into space. At top depiction of three American presidents – Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy, whose administrations supported space exploration – soaring above the scene upon the back of a n eagle. From the eagle’s beak, a banner unfurls with astronaut Neil Armstrong’s famous phrase, “One small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind.”
    The moon is shown in two hemispheres representing the “Far Side” and the “Near Side” with the Apollo 11 and 12 landings illustrated on the “Near Side,” and the “Far Side” making note of the Russian lunar missions. The hemispheres are rendered with accurate topography while the so-called “seas” are filled with mythical sea creatures. Below the hemispheres are illustrations of various achievements in astronomy and flight, including Galileo observing the moon with a telescope and the transatlantic flights of the Wright Brothers and Charles Lindberg, as well as eccentric images, such as Halloween imagery and Romeo and Juliet (likely a reference to Juliet asking Romeo to “swear not by the moon”). A stock ticker tape stretches across the image as a reminder of Merrill Lynch’s investment opportunities.
    At bottom two cartouches describe how 1969 will be remembered and what is to be expected in 1970. One of the most interesting and famous Moon pictorial map. Ref: Hornsby (Picturing America) #158

    • Author: Michael Ramus
    • Dimension: 36 x 43 cm
    • Place of publication: New York
    • Year: 1969
  • A beautiful bird’s eye view of Naples and its Gulf with Ischia, Capri, Procida in the foreground and mount Vesuvius smoking. The striking colorfull view, drawn by F.E. Ciavatti, extend from Cuma to Salerno with in the background Benevento and Avellino. Below legenda listing the distance from the various places to Naples.

    • Author: F.E. Ciavatti
    • Dimension: 48 x 68 cm
    • Place of publication: Naples
    • Year: 1950
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    Fine prospect view on Nice, France designed by O. Poisson to promote tourism in the lovely city in French Riviera. Famous tourist sites, such as the Promenades de Anglais, Victorine Studios, the castle of Nice with its famous waterfall, and Notre Dame de Nice are all illustrated. Embellished by a large depiction of the city’s coat of arms situated in the upper right corner. Published in Nice, 1950 by Bonfant & Rampelberg.

    • Author: O. Poisson
    • Dimension: 28 x 41 cm
    • Place of publication: Nizza
    • Year: 1950
  • Nord Ardennes

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    A particularly attractive pictorial map of Ardennes in the north of France centered on Lille and Arras 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 Dieppe, Abbeville, Amiens, Rouen, Harfleur and Le Touquet. Uncommon.

    • Author: Anon.
    • Dimension: 24 x 34 cm
    • Year: 1930
  • A particularly attractive pictorial map of Normandy, Brittany centered on the Chateaux of the Loire Valley 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 historic architecture and interesting places. Below two inserts describing the Fougères-sur-Bièvre and Langesis Castles. Uncommon.

    • Author: Anon.
    • Dimension: 24 x 34 cm
    • Year: 1930
  • A lovely and uncommon map of the world in two hemispheres published in Paris by the pharmaceutical laboratories Neutroses-Vichy in 1939 at Petit Jean. The French colonies around the world are in red.

    • Dimension: 310 x 210 mm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1939
  • The propaganda poster published in 1939 features a map of the world with Great Britain, France and the various colonies of both nations are highlighted in red. Germany is highlighted in black, whilst Central European areas under German control, including Poland, Austria and Czechoslovakia, are coloured with black diagonal lines. The slogan “Nous vaincrons parce que nous sommes les plus forts. Souscrivez aux bons d’armement” (We win because we are the strongest. Support good armaments)…

    • Author: M. Dechaux
    • Dimension: 58 x 78 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1939
  • Map of Oceania and the Pacific Ocean region showing French, English, United States, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese and Chilean possessions and colonies, depicted by colours. Shows shipping routes with distances between ports, capital cities and states. On verso a cover listing the publisher’s catalogue of the series. cfr: National Library of Australia, 6856870

    • Author: Girard et Barrère
    • Dimension: 51 x 66 cm
    • Place of publication: Paris
    • Year: 1912
  • 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