Antique Curiosities

A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains. In The Eastern Hemisphere.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851.

Shows the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, Borneo, Madagascar and Java together with others. The seas of The Caspian, The Black and the Aral, with other important lakes. The rivers Nile, Ganges, Thames and the Rhone amongst others, and also the mountains - with Dhawalagiri being attributed the highest at just under 28,000 feet. Everest was measured by Sir George Everest in 1841 and given a height of 1028 feet more. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight marginal browning, otherwise fine.

Size: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7486

Price: £32

A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains. In The Western Hemisphere.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851.

Shows the islands of New Zealand, Cuba, Iceland etc. The Great Lakes and others, the rivers Mississippi, St Lawrence and Amazon and the mountains with the highest given as Nevada de Sorata, South America. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Uncoloured; very slight marginal soiling, and just trimmed into top title cartouche, otherwise fine.

Size: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7487

Price: £32

Britains Call to Zeppelins - "Zepp" this way!

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HARDTBOURG, Willy.

Origin: London, c.1915.

A used propaganda postcard, published during the 1st World War. This one by Libraire de L'Entente Crodiale in Oxford Street, London. Postmarked 17th April 1915. The caption at the bottom of the card reads: "We could certainly do without you But we think you ought to come, As old Kaiser Billy wants you to taste a British gun, He'd be sorry to lose you, But with all his might and main, He will cheer you! love you! kiss you! IF you ever get back again!".

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; very light signs of wear to edges of postcard and corners, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15548

Price: £68

Britannia.

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HUMPHREY, H. - GILRAY, James.

Origin: London, H.G. Bohn, 1791-1851.

A delightful comic map of England & Wales fromed by an old woman seated in profile on the back of a large fish. Originally done by James Gilray and published by H. Humphrey at 18 Old Bond Street, one of the earliest examples in this form. The initials G.M. appear in the bottom right corner. This example is from the rediscovered copper plates and published by H G Bohn in 1851.

Condition: Coloured; overall a fine example.

Size: 255 x 175mm (10 x 7 inches).

Reference: 12723

Price: £580

British Empire Exhibition 1924. Wembley Park, April - October Its Situation Described In Relation to the Railways of London.

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NORTH, Stanley Kennedy.

Origin: Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd., 1924.

A chromolithographic map, with halftones on verso. This pictorial map of the layout of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Park in 1924 clearly shows the oval of the original Wembley Stadium, built and opened the previous year. Above are two large areas marked 'Industry' and 'Engineering' and below these large pavilions for Australia, India & Canada, and smaller ones for other nations, including New Zealand, East Africa, Malay, Burma, Hong Kong & Malta. Below is a diagrammatic map of the rail links to Wembley via the lines that are now the London Underground, with a circular 'Circle Line' surrounding a silhouette of Nelson's Column against the London skyline. On the verso are guides to the Exhibition and pavilions. The mapmaker, Stanley Kennedy North (1887-1942), has drawn upon a number of cartographic influences, including the strap-work cartouches of earlier English map makers and the arts and crafts style of the maps of his contemporary Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947). North later turned to restoring paintings, becoming 'Keeper of the King's Pictures', a role later filled by Soviet spy Sir Anthony Blunt.

Condition: Coloured lithograph: signs of old folds, now flattened, stabilised and laid on fine archivist tissue, overall a very good example.

Size: 495 x 740mm (19½ x 29¼ inches).

Reference: 15583

Price: £260

Caricature of England and Wales.

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DIGHTON, Robert.

Origin: London, c.1795.

A desirable caricature map of England and Wales after Robert Dighton (1752-1814), a well known 18th century painter of portraits and caricatures. Initially he often worked anonymously for Carington Bowles. It wasn't until the 1790's that his series of caricatures earned him praise. However, he achieved notoriety when he took some Rembrandt engravings from the British Museum and replaced them with copies. They were all located in his rooms and returned to the B.M. The date of issue is unknown, but the first catalogue in which they are listed is dated 1795. They were so successful that the Bowles firm issued this reduced version 1808. No specific reason has been identified for the depiction and they are merely intended for amusement.

Condition: Early wash colour, possibly original; stuck on card, possibly from a scrap album, light age-toning from a previous framing, otherwise a good example.

Size: 145 x 102mm (5¾ x 4 inches).

Reference: 15429

Price: £950

Comic Map of Europe.

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[HADOL, Paul].

Origin: [London, c.1870.].

A satirical map of Europe, the original artist is not credited here, although it is after Paul Hadol. The name C. Hentschel Sc appears in the bottom left corner. Published in magazines throughout Europe, this one appears to be from a London production by H.C. Panzer, it was also published in Paris by Vallée as Nouvelle carte d'Europe dressée pour 1870. The text below reads: England enraged forgets Ireland but still keeps it in her power. Spain & Portugal smoke away lazily. France tries to overthrow Prussia who advances one hand on Holland & knee over Austria. Italy advises Bismark to keep off. Corsica & Sardinia laugh on at all. Denmark hopes to recover Holstein. Turkey is drowsily awaking from smoke. Sweden crouching like a panther. Russia a beggar trying for anything to fill his basket. Published at around the time of the Franco - Prussian war. On 16 July 1870, the French parliament voted to declare war on Prussia, hostilities began three days later when French forces invaded German territory. This resulted in retaliation and France was eventually defeated in May 1871 by the Kingdom of Prussia and other German states. The end of the war led to the unification of Germany. Otto von Bismarck annexed Alsace and northern Lorraine to the new German Empire in 1871.

Condition: Hand coloured lithograph; very light soling, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 15633

Price: £380

DER WELT-KRIEG.

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SEIDENKOHL, F.

Origin: Strassburg, c.1915.

A postcard map of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, showing the combatants of various countries at around the time of WW1. Unused and not posted.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; light wear to edges and corners lightly bumped, unised, overall very good condition.

Size: 93 x 139mm (3¾ x 5½ inches).

Reference: 15557

Price: £120

Daily Map War Map.

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GEORGE PHILIP & Son, Ltd.

Origin: London, George Philip & Son Ltd, c.1914.

A map produced to show the relative sizes of the combatant forces of the countries of Europe at the start of the First World War. There is a graphic reminder of just how small the Regular and Reserve British Army was at the outset of hostilities. Produced by The London Geographical Institute and The Daily Mail to show the need for a vast increase in recruitment for National security. The Romanian army, for example is shown to be twice the size of the British army. On the other hand the size of the British Navy at the time is shown to have more dreadnoughts, battleships and cruisers, than the next two largest navies combined. Includes the original printed paper wrapper from when the map was folded.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; expert repairs to tears at folds, backed with fine archivist tissue to stabilise and flatten, overall very good condition.

Size: 545 x 800mm (21½ x 31½ inches).

Reference: 15571

Price: £140

Daily Telegraph War Map of the Mediterranean and Northern Africa.

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DAILY TELEGRAPH.

Origin: London and Melbourne, Hutchinson & Co., c.1940.

A large coloured chromolithographic map of the area, published with the Daily Telegraph, this example No.5 and revised. A key shows British Possessions and Mandates, French Possessions and Mandates and Italian Possessions. Also shows railways, roads, canals, oilfields, tracks and naval bases. Illustrates the Demilitarised Zones demanded under Armistice Terms. June 1940.

Condition: Chromolithograph; old folds, with some splitting and small holes at intersections, some repaired with archivist tape, otherwise a presentable example.

Size: 720 x 980mm (28¼ x 38½ inches).

Reference: 15601

Price: £90

Danny Arnold's Pictorial Map on How the West was Won.

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ARNOLD, Danny.

Origin: Ireland, Webb's, c.1960-70.

Danny Arnold's Pictorial Map of The Old West showing pioneer trails and battles, Indian's territories, stagecoach lines, military forts, historical data of the frontier period around 1840 . Compiled and Illustrated by Fran Dowie. Published and Copyrighted by the Old Western Trading Post Limited, Printed in Ireland on linen by Webb's, late 1960-70. The map is illustrated in the book "Mapping America" by Fritz Kessler and Frank Jacobs (2010). Canadian Danny Arnold was a self-styled Sheriff during the 1950s/60s in Margate, Kent. He went on to tour England in the 1960s with his Wild West Show. He also appeared at the Golden Garter Saloon, Cliftonville and on the BBC with his Posse. Souvenirs were available for tourists to buy at the Golden Garter, one of which was this wonderful map of the Old West. Surrounding the map are 26 portraits of well-known characters from the Wild West such as Bat Masterson ('Dodge City Lawman'); Judge Roy Bean ('Notorious Lawman'); Jim Bridger ('Scout and Trapper'); Martha Canary ('Calamity Jane'); Geronimo ('Outlaw Apache') etc. While styled as an Indian map and displaying the Territorial borders of the United States prior to the formation of Nebraska Territory in 1854, the present map is more a history of Indians, famous Americans and the West. The historical vignettes range from the location and dates of the discovery of gold in several parts of the West, to the location of John Brown's hanging in 1859, to Lincoln's inaugural speech in 1861. Mississippi shows Greenville and a soldier; the legend 'Civil War Battles', New Orleans, Jackson and the information that in 'June 1870 - big race between 'Natchez' and 'Robt. E Lee' from Louisville to New Orleans', with a little picture of the Robert E Lee. Wisconsin shows a grazing moose; some fir trees; Oshkosh, 'Kickapoo Villages', Milwaukee and a Native American by a teepee. Overall a fascinating map illustrating the history of the American Indian, from 1840 to about 1900. Danny Arnold is likely Daniel Alvin Arnold, one of the directors of the Old Western Trading Company of London.

Condition: Colour printed on linen; light soiling, but overall clean and fine condition.

Size: 480 x 765mm (19 x 30 inches).

Reference: 15544

Price: £210

Danny Arnold's Pictorial Map on How the West was Won.

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ARNOLD, Danny.

Origin: London, Epwum Printers, c.1960-70.

Danny Arnold's Pictorial Map of The Old West showing pioneer trails and battles, Indian's territories, stagecoach lines, military forts, historical data of the frontier period around 1840 . Compiled and Illustrated by Fran Dowie. Published and Copyrighted by the Old Western Trading Post Limited, Printed in Great Britain by Epwum Printers Limited, London S.E.27. late 1960-70. The map is illustrated in the book "Mapping America" by Fritz Kessler and Frank Jacobs (2010). Canadian Danny Arnold was a self-styled Sheriff during the 1950s/60s in Margate, Kent. He went on to tour England in the 1960s with his Wild West Show. He also appeared at the Golden Garter Saloon, Cliftonville and on the BBC with his Posse. Souvenirs were available for tourists to buy at the Golden Garter, one of which was this wonderful map of the Old West. Surrounding the map are 26 portraits of well-known characters from the Wild West such as Bat Masterson ('Dodge City Lawman'); Judge Roy Bean ('Notorious Lawman'); Jim Bridger ('Scout and Trapper'); Martha Canary ('Calamity Jane'); Geronimo ('Outlaw Apache') etc. While styled as an Indian map and displaying the Territorial borders of the United States prior to the formation of Nebraska Territory in 1854, the present map is more a history of Indians, famous Americans and the West. The historical vignettes range from the location and dates of the discovery of gold in several parts of the West, to the location of John Brown's hanging in 1859, to Lincoln's inaugural speech in 1861. Mississippi shows Greenville and a soldier; the legend 'Civil War Battles', New Orleans, Jackson and the information that in 'June 1870 - big race between 'Natchez' and 'Robt. E Lee' from Louisville to New Orleans', with a little picture of the Robert E Lee. Wisconsin shows a grazing moose; some fir trees; Oshkosh, 'Kickapoo Villages', Milwaukee and a Native American by a teepee. Overall a fascinating map illustrating the history of the American Indian, from 1840 to about 1900. Danny Arnold is likely Daniel Alvin Arnold, one of the directors of the Old Western Trading Company of London.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; some expert restoration and repairs to old short tears to the edges of the paper and backed with fine archivist tissue, some drawing pin holes in the corners, otherwise overall clean and good condition.

Size: 620 x 860mm (24½ x 33¾ inches).

Reference: 15608

Price: £380

Denmark.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries"', priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. In 1863 Princess Alexandra of Denmark married the Prince of Wales: here she is shown as a skater resting on the snow, harried by various "unclean beasts that grin below".

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; very light spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 10367

Price: £320

Des Poissons.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683, French text edition.

A fine engraving of a large fish, probably representing a whale, in the background can be seen what looks like whale hunting and also a narwhal type creature. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'Univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light marginal soiling and light age toning, otherwise a good example.

Size: 155 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 11671

Price: £58

Diversi Dithmarsorum et Vicinarum gentium habitus.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1598-, French text edition.

This fine engraving of costumed figures from the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' shows the dignitaries and pheasants of Dithmarschen. Dithmarschen is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by the district of Nordfriesland to the north and then clockwise - Schleswig-Flensburg, Rendsburg-Eckernförde and Steinburg, and Lower Saxony (district of Stade, separated by the Elbe river) and the North Sea. During medieval times the fenland villages of Dithmarschen enjoyed a long period of self rule and later in the 15th century a peasants' republic was formed. Several times noblemen and their mercenaries tried to subdue the independent mini state, but without any success. In 1500 the greatest of these battles took place at Hemmingstedt, where the outnumbered peasants defeated the army of Holstein and the Kalmar Union. It was not until 1559 that the peasants were forced to give up their autonomy.

Condition: Finely coloured; very minor spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 365 x 495mm (14¼ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12124

Price: £380

En 1788 Mirabeau disait déjà: La Guerre est L'Industrie Nationale de la Prusse/ Le Rêve Allemand.

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NEUMONT, Maurice.

Origin: P.J.Gallais, Paris, 1918.

In 1788 Mirabeau could already say: "War is the National Industry of Prussia". On the verso the text reads: "The German Dream". Once again the "octopus" or cephalopod is used to illustrate the far reaching desires of the German or Prussian dream over the last 200 years. The map illustrates Germany's acquisition of Alsace and Lorraine after the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 and also Germany's territorial gains in the Balkans and along the Eastern Front in the previous three years, these are the areas denoted by red dots. The message below the map reads: "The German People should arise as a Master Race above the inferior peoples of Europe".

Condition: Colour printed; light overall age-toning, otherwise very good.

Size: 235 x 290mm (9¼ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 15579

Price: £580

En 1788 Mirabeau disait déjà: La Guerre est L'Industrie Nationale de la Prusse/ Le Rêve Allemand.

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NEUMONT, Maurice.

Origin: P.J.Gallais, Paris, 1918.

In 1788 Mirabeau could already say: "War is the National Industry of Prussia". On the verso the text reads: "The German Dream". Once again the "octopus" or cephalopod is used to illustrate the far reaching desires of the German or Prussian dream over the last 200 years. The map illustrates Germany's acquisition of Alsace and Lorraine after the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 and also Germany's territorial gains in the Balkans and along the Eastern Front in the previous three years, these are the areas denoted by red dots. The message below the map reads: "The German People should arise as a Master Race above the inferior peoples of Europe".

Condition: Colour printed; light overall age-toning, some short tears to the upper margin and light creasing, otherwise overall a good example.

Size: 235 x 290mm (9¼ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 15580

Price: £420

En 1788 Mirabeau disait déjà: La Guerre est L'Industrie Nationale de la Prusse/ Le Rêve Allemand.

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NEUMONT, Maurice.

Origin: P.J.Gallais, Paris, 1918.

In 1788 Mirabeau could already say: "War is the National Industry of Prussia". On the verso the text reads: "The German Dream". Once again the "octopus" or cephalopod is used to illustrate the far reaching desires of the German or Prussian dream over the last 200 years. The map illustrates Germany's acquisition of Alsace and Lorraine after the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 and also Germany's territorial gains in the Balkans and along the Eastern Front in the previous three years, these are the areas denoted by red dots. The message below the map reads: "The German People should arise as a Master Race above the inferior peoples of Europe".

Condition: Colour printed; light overall age-toning and light creasing, otherwise overall a good example.

Size: 235 x 290mm (9¼ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 15634

Price: £480

England - A Comic Map.

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ORMISTON & Glass.

Origin: London, c.1904.

A charming caricature postcard map of England. Attributed to Lilian Lancaster the bottom left corner has Ormiston & Glass, London. This unused postcard is a smaller example of the map done in about 1870 with the title "A Comic Geographical Sketch" and published in Edinburgh.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; very light signs of wear to edges of card, light surface soiling near title, overall a fine example and unused.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15553

Price: £110

England - A Comic Map.

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ORMISTON & Glass.

Origin: London, c.1904.

A charming caricature postcard map of England. Attributed to Lilian Lancaster the bottom left corner has Ormiston & Glass, London. This used postcard is a smaller example of the map done in about 1870 with the title "A Comic Geographical Sketch" and published in Edinburgh.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; very light signs of wear to edges of card, light surface soiling near title, ink manuscript signature on front of card, overall a good example and postmarked August 9th 1905, Stirling.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15554

Price: £80

England der Blutsauger der Welt.

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SCHERL, August.

Origin: [Berlin], August Scherl Verlag / Hugenberg Group c.1917.

Die-Woche = "The week" was an illustrated magazine in Germany, founded in 1899 by the Berlin August Scherl Verlag, it ran until 1944. This map, a page from Die-Woche, entitled England der Blutsauger der Welt, translated "England the Bloodsucker of the World". A German propaganda map of the World Illustrating England's strangle hold on the World. Depicted as an octopus extending its 24 tentacles to embrace its far-flung empire. Listed below are 27 places around the World, starting with Bermuda 1609 to Vladivostok 1917. The octopus is frequently used in satirical maps to illustrate dominance over one particular country over others. It first appeared in Frederick Rose's "Serio-Comic War Map For The Year 1877," illustrating the Russo-Turkish War. There is also another example of this illustration printed in black and red, slightly larger but printed around the same time.

Condition: Black and white lithograph; light age-toning, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 160 x 245mm (6¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 15629

Price: £230

England.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

Caricature map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries", priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl, with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. England is depicted as the traditional Britannia figure, with Aleph's description: "She reigns a Queen - Victoria, Queen of Hearts

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; light marginal soiling, sign of an old fold in the right margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 270 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼ inches).

Reference: 11439

Price: £580

England.

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ANON.

Origin: England, Whatman, 1949.

A superbly executed manuscript map in pen and ink, water coloured with gum arabic highlighting. The image shows John Bull reading 'The Times', the figure in red to the north is reading a copy of 'Punch' dated 1878. East Anglia is the head of a lion, whilst Wales is a tall hatted figure of a milkmaid and Cornwall and Devon is a reclining figure looking west through a telescope. No attribution is given but the date can be ascertained by observing the watermark on the paper of the map of Ireland, of which only a part is visible "AN 1949" (Whatman 1949). The image used is a a high quality manuscript of an earlier printed Serio Comic map published by Ormiston and Glass, publishers of postcards c.1910. John Bull was first created by Dr John Arbuthnot in 1712.

Condition: Pen and ink manuscript with original colour; on heavy paper, the map of Ireland watermarked "England - AN 1949 (Whatman)".

Size: 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9 inches).

Reference: 13050

Price: £850

Europe.

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MULLER, E.

Origin: [Paris], 1914.

A French Serio Comic map of the political situation in Europe on a postcard (unused). As is often the case with maps of this nature and period, Germany is shown as the bust of a soldier wearing a pickelhelm. Other countries are parodied according to their perceived national characteristics. It is interesting to see how facial hair was fashionable throughout Europe at this time.

Condition: Uncoloured; some pencil annotations on the verso, not postmarked, light age-toning, otherwise very good.

Size: 90 x 135mm (3½ x 5¼ inches).

Reference: 15556

Price: £110

European Revue. Kill that Eagle.

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AMSCHEWITZ, John Henry.

Origin: London, Geographia Ltd, 1914.

A satirical cartoon map of the European War, drawn by British-born, Jewish artist, J. M. Amschewitz [1882-1942] and dated 1914. Published by "Geographia" Ltd, 55 Fleet Street, London. E.C. The Eagle in this case, is the German Eagle, wounded on one side by Marianne's (France) bayonet on one side and the mauling paw of the Russian bear on the other. Austria is portrayed by a prostrate pantomime clown or pierrot, with the head of an ass in one hand, surrounding foes appear to mount a sustained assault upon him. Across the Channel in England it is "Business as Usual", with a giant figure of John Bull, rolling up his sleeves and wearing a Union Flag waistcoat, accompanied by assorted Colonial troops.

Condition: Original printed colours; signs of old folds, very small holes at some intersections of folds, laid on archivist tissue to strengthen, overall fine condition and retaining the original printed card wrapper which has been expertly detached.

Size: 495 x 720mm (19½ x 28¼ inches).

Reference: 15488

Price: £3150

France.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries", priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. On the verge of the Third Republic: "A hook-nosed lady represents fair France, Empress of cooks, of fashions, and the dance". Britanny is a gilt mirror in which she examines herself and her finery.

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; very light age-toning, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 270 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼ inches).

Reference: 11436

Price: £340

Gedrängte Frühjahrsübersicht von Europa im Jahre 1915.

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'A.K.' (artist).

Origin: Hamburg, Verlag Lucas Gräfe, 1915.

An uncommon separately issued satirical propaganda map of the European War in the Spring of 1915. The countries of Europe portrayed in cartoon character form. Britain is portrayed by John Bull sitting on a large sack of money, waving the flags of Denmark, U.S.A. and the Netherlands. France has Marianne riding a wooden horse into battle, but apparently getting nowhere against the combined ranks of the German and Austro-Hungarian forces. Italy is neutral and stands on a rocking chair, a Turkish soldier holds the key to the locked Dardanelles, whilst observing the arrival of German ships signifying the new alliance. Russia , as always at this time, is portrayed by a giant on the Eastern Front, in this case his right hand is being cut off with an axe by Paul von Hindenburg. Printed card wrapper pasted to verso of map.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; signs of old folds, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 510 x 665mm (20 x 26¼ inches).

Reference: 15578

Price: £1780

Geks - Kop (Fools Cap).

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[ANON].

Origin: c.1720.

From volume 2 of 'Het Groote Taferell der Dwaasheid', a collection of printed satires on 'the bursting bubbles'. A reference to the financial crises that swept through Europe in the aftermath of the South Sea Bubble. At the centre is the island of Madhead and the rivers that irrigate it are the principal rivers of the countries most involved in the madness. The Thames (Teems), Seine, Meuse (Maas) and the River 'de Bubbel'. Every name on the map and cartouche has a double meaning and refers to the madness of the previous years and the dreams of unlimited wealth emanating from the Mississippi region, the South Pacific and Spanish America.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling, overall a fine example.

Size: 160 x 230mm (6¼ x 9 inches).

Reference: 15587

Price: £680

Geological Map of Britain.

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ANON.

Origin: c.1880.

A postcard sized Geological map of Britain, showing England, Wales and southern Scotland, no name or date is given, but from the geological information is closely resembles maps of the Victorian period around 1880.

Condition: Coloured lithograph: light surface soiling, otherwise very good.

Size: 137 x 84mm (5½ x 3¼ inches).

Reference: 15563

Price: £65

Germany.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries"', priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. With unification an imminent prospect, Germany's high hopes are represented by a dancing lady.

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; very light marginal spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 10348

Price: £320

Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!

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JOHNSON, RIDDLE & Co. Ltd. (designed and printed).

Origin: London, G.W.Bacon, 1914.

A propaganda poster map with a note by Walter Emanuel (1869-1915), beginning with: "The Dogs of War are loose in Europe, and a nice noise they are making!" Emanuel, a popular Punch columnist and dog loving author, wrote the text for this cartoon map of the European War of late 1914. Designed and printed by Johnson Riddle & Co. in London. This original version was probably published in November 1914. The military situation in Europe at the time is satirised by Emanuel using stereotypical canine guise, for example; a sturdy British Bulldog, a dandified French poodle and a German dachshund complete with pickelhelm, its nose caught in the vice like jaws of the advancing British bulldog. Over in the east the Russian Czar drives a massive steamroller towards central Europe with a mounted cossack and a Russian bear in attendance. The last paragraph of the descriptive text reads: "All this, and more may be seen depicted above. Search well and you may well find many things. But not peace. Peace has gone to the Dogs for the present - until a satisfactory muzzle has been found for the Dachshund." Offered for 1 shilling 100 years ago and sold through the London booksellers, G W Bacon & Co. 127 The Strand. Complete with original paper wrapper.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; minor repairs to splits along old folds, laid on archivist tissue to strengthen, overall a fine example.

Size: 530 x 710mm (20¾ x 28 inches).

Reference: 13040

Price: £2500

Holland and Belgium.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries"', priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. "Dame Holland" holds "Master Belgium" in her arms. Despite his childish long hair and skirts, Belgium is smoking a cheroot.

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; very light marginal spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 10349

Price: £340

Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914.

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LEHMANN-Dumont, K.

Origin: Dresden, Druck & Verlag Leutert & Schneidewind 1914.

A German satirical map of Europe in 1914 drawn by Karl Lehmann-Dumont, an artist from Dresden. Lehmann-Dumont, born August 1873 in Nürenberg, was most probably of Jewish decent, he studied art in Berlin, finally settling in Dresden. Lehmann was an accomplished oil and water colour artist of landscapes, classical scenes and portraits. He is also known for producing humorous and patriotic wartime postcards, also several works connected to the Esperanto movement, including at least two portraits of its leader L.L.Zamenhof (1859-1917). The text below gives reference to the expansion of Germany and that it has the Frenchman by the throat and beats the hide of the Russian bear. It goes on to mention "lets its bees out of the German hive..." a reference to Zeppelins perhaps.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; signs of old folds, small holes (filled) at intersections, expertly restored and laid on fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a good example.

Size: 350 x 490mm (13¾ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 15430

Price: £1950

Humoristische Völker-Kriegskarte Nr.5 (title on verso).

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BECKER, Hermann.

Origin: Munchen, c.1915.

A comic postcard map of Europe, text in German and published in Munich around the time of WW1.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; light wear to edges of card, corners slightly bumped, postally unused, overall very good.

Size: 90 x 140mm (3½ x 5½ inches).

Reference: 15558

Price: £120

Ireland - A Comic Map.

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ORMISTON & Glass.

Origin: London, c.1904.

A charming caricature postcard map of Ireland, the bottom left corner has Ormiston & Glass, London. This unused postcard is a smaller example of the map done in about 1870 with the title "A Comic Geographical Sketch" and published in Edinburgh.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; very light signs of wear to edges of card, signs of old folds across the image, otherwise good.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15551

Price: £120

Ireland - A Comic Map.

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ORMISTON & Glass.

Origin: London, c.1904.

A charming caricature postcard map of Ireland, the bottom left corner has Ormiston & Glass, London. This unused postcard is a smaller example of the map done in about 1870 with the title "A Comic Geographical Sketch" and published in Edinburgh.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; very light signs of wear to edges of card, light surface soiling near title, a very good example, used and postmarked 12.1.1904.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15552

Price: £98

Ireland.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries", priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. "And What shall typify the Emerald Isle? A peasant happy in her baby's smile?" This rustic representation appears to be quite harmless, with a woman carrying her baby in a sling: however the baby has a protruding ape-like jaw, propagating the popular prejudice that the Irish were slightly less than human.

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; very light spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8 inches).

Reference: 11150

Price: £580

Ireland.

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ANON.

Origin: England, Whatman, 1949.

A superbly executed manuscript map in pen and ink, watercoloured with gum arabic highlighting. The image shows a seated male figure holding a shillelagh. No attribution is given and the date can only be assertained by observing the watermark on the paper, of which only a part is visible "AN 1949" (Whatman 1949) . The image used is a a high quality manuscript of an earlier printed Serio Comic map published by Ormiston and Glass, publishers of postcards c.1910.

Condition: Pen and ink manuscript with original colour; on heavy paper, watermarked "England - AN 1949 (Whatman)".

Size: 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9 inches).

Reference: 13052

Price: £850

Italy.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries", priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. Garibaldi, waving a flag and carrying the Cap of Liberty, makes up the whole of the Italian peninsula. He towers above the enemy of Italian unification, Pope Pius IX (who introduced the doctrine of papal infallibility), pictured as Sardinia. Garibaldi was always popular in Britain, attracting huge crowds on a visit. Here he is described as the "Uncompromising friend of Liberty!".

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; very light spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 270 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼ inches).

Reference: 11432

Price: £450

John Bull and his Friends. A Serio-Comic Map of Europe. By Fred. W. Rose, Author of "Angling in Troubled Waters" &c. &c. 1900.

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ROSE, Frederick, W.

Origin: London, G.W. Bacon, 1900.

One of the most sought after "Octopus" maps showing Europe, the countries are made up of caricatures of the people of each country. It highlights the political insecurities of the period, as explained by the text on the left. The main worry being the large Russian octopus displaying the face of Tsar Nicolas II, its tentacles reaching out to the throats of Poland, Persia and China, one grabbing for Turkey's foot and another laid across Finland. England and Scotland are depicted as a soldier in service dress of the Boer War, waving a Union Flag, with two wildcats marked 'Orange Free State' and 'Transvaal' savaging his legs. He sits on shells marked with their destinations: Canada, Australia, South Africa and India. Whilst Ireland 'vents her anger' on him. France beckons Germany to help her against Britain who she blames for her colonial upsets, and Italy stretches out a helping hand. Spain is mourning the recent loss of Cuba and the Philippines, her last important colonial possessions.

Condition: Original coloured chromolithograph; signs of light wear at folds, small holes at intersections, expertly backed on archivist tissue and retaining the original printed card wrapper, overall very good condition.

Size: 490 x 695mm (19¼ x 27¼ inches).

Reference: 15628

Price: £4500

Karikatur Napoleons I. nach Original vom Jahre 1813.

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ANON.

Origin: G F Hartung and E. Lengner, Flensburg, c.1840

A German postcard with a caricature profile of Napoléon I. Bonaparte (1769-1821), his face displays the dead victims of the Russian campaign. The epaulette is a hand gripping Germany, a spider spins its net from the Elbe river to the Rhine. The red badge reads in German: "Ehre fort" or Honour lost or Honour away.

Condition: Chromolithograph; unused postcard in fine condition.

Size: 143 x 92mm (5¾ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15677

Price: £160

Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870.

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HADOL, Paul. (after).

Origin: Hamburg, Verlag von Chs.Guchs, 1914.

One of two maps occasionally found together with the 1914 map of Europe by Walter Trier. Together they give comparisons between the political situations of Europe in the years 1870 and 1914. Originally drawn by Paul Hadol (1835-1875), a Parisien artist. This map of Europe in 1870, depicts Europe at the outbreak of the last great conflict, the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Nearly every country is shown in human form, each representative of the state's present political situation. Austria is a thin figure held down by the knee of a fat Prussian, the Austrians having lost the Austro-Prussian war of 1866. Turkey-in-Europe is depicted awakening to the rising tide of nationalism in Turkey's European provinces. Whilst Russia is shown as a large ogre like figure.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall very good, expertly backed with fine archivist tissue to strengthen, signs of old folds. Old ink stamps and pencil annotations, overall light soiling.

Size: 340 x 415mm (13½ x 16¼ inches).

Reference: 15431

Price: £1350

Karte von Europa im jahre 1914.

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TRIER, W.

Origin: [Hamburg, c.1914.]

This Serio-Comic representation of Europe appears to have been published soon after the outbreak of the first World War. Germany and Austria are depicted pointing their rifles at Russia, whilst the former are also pointing a revolver in the direction of Belgium. The north of France seems to be pushing the southern part to its knee's, whilst much of the rest of Europe looks on. Montenegro is depicted as a grenade, with the figure of Austria seen firmly holding down the pin with the foot and 'Albania' is shown with two suitcases with 'W' - 'W' printed on each case. This map appears to be UNRECORDED.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall very good, expertly backed with fine archivist tissue to strengthen, small hole under title, repaired ink stamps of publisher.

Size: 250 x 380mm (9¾ x 15 inches).

Reference: 8241

Price: £1450

L'Europe en ce Moment - Fantasie Politico-Geographique [Europe at This Moment - A Political-Geographic Fantasy]

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YVES & BARRET.

Origin: PARIS, 1872.

A satirical map of Europe published in La Vie Parisienne, July 6, 1872, displaying the political situation following the Franco-Prussian war, which ended on 28th January 1871. France had suffered a crushing defeat, with the loss of Alsace and much of Lorraine. On the other hand, Prussia was united together with the southern states into a single unified Germany. Germany now replaced France as the dominant power in Europe; "Europe, it was said, has lost a mistress and has gained a master." The new master, Bismarck dominates the centre of the map, his sword dividing the continent. The strings of a German puppeteer reach out to control Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Hungary. "France - Seeking a government for fifteen months from its defrocked old, none of whom will have it; all are too great, too small, too narrow or too worn. Other nations pity her, looking anxiously at what France decides to find out what will become of them." "Prussia is now Germany. Germany is Prussia. Germany is all the earth, in 365 days it revolves around the sun which is German, it has a moon that is German. It eats rabbit stew with strawberries, its vinegars are esteemed and very advantageously replace the wine.""England. - It also is the first nation in the world of cotton, friend of the strong, provided they are very strong, protector of the weak, provided they are very weak. Separated from France by 'The Times' and the Channel." Yves & Barret were French printmakers and one of the leading firms in the process of photoengraving. Map also has 10 pages of text.

Condition: Black and white lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, overall a fine example.

Size: 315 x 485mm (12½ x 19 inches).

Reference: 15631

Price: £560

La Pieuvre Gérmanique. [The German Octopus].

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[VARRY, éditeur].

Origin: Paris, 1914.

A French propaganda postcard map illustrating, in a satirical manner, Prussia's territorial expansion in Europe, originally done by Edmond Channel in 1907. It seeks to mock the ambitions of Kaiser Wilhelm II, shown as an octopus wearing a pickelhelm, its tentacles reaching out to conquer. He became Kaiser of the German Empire and King of Prussia in 1888 and then two years later dismissed the chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who from 1862 had virtually total control of Germany. The impetuous young Kaiser rejected Bismarck's "peaceful foreign policy" and instead plotted with senior generals to work "in favour of a war of aggression". As Supreme War Lord, he actively supported resistance to British and French rule in South Africa and Morocco respectively, also trying to encourage Nicholas II to break the Franco-Russian Alliance, which gave him a power hungry reputation in France. The caption reads: When we cut the tentacles, What will you be left at the end? Perhaps Prussia!

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning, ink price (old) on verso, overall a fine example.

Size: 145 x 90mm (5¾ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15669

Price: £140

NEWSMAP".

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U.S. Government Printing Office.

Origin: U.S. Government Printing Office, from 1942 - 1945.

An incomplete run of 96 "NEWSMAP" posters, printed and distributed between 1942 and 1945. Originally published between April 1942 and March 1946, with a further eight issues produced afterwards. This represents one of the most complete sets to come onto the market for some years. These large, two-sided posters were produced by the Special Services Division, Army Services, War Department - issued weekly and distributed to members of the military to provide news about the progress of World War II in the various theatres of conflict. By 1943, the second year of production, many of them followed a common format: snippets of war news accompanied by maps and photographs on one side, and either a full-page detailed map or illustrated informational layout on subjects like; how to prevent disease or to avoid unexploded ordnance. Some illustrate both Allied and Enemy dress or weaponry, other important facts and information was printed on the reverse. As the war progressed and Allied victory seemed more and more certain, the themes for these layouts changed to topics like the GI Bill, demobilisation and U.S. occupational policies. Included in this run is "Target Berlin", when Berlin was the capital of the "Third Reich", this poster features, a powerful image of the world with Berlin at the centre, or more graphically... the 'Bull's Eye' for the Allied forces during the height of World War II. Devised by the artist F.E. Manning, a centre point, from which concentric circles radiate to encompass all of Europe and most of Asia, North America and Africa. Another poster of great importance is the one by Theodore Seuss Geisel ('Dr Seuss'), born 2 March 1904 and died 24 September 1991 in La Jolla, California, USA. Entitled: "This is Ann..., she drinks blood! Her full name is Anopheles Mosquito and she is dying to meet you! Published 8th November 1943. The Japanese conquest of Indonesia and the Philippines in early 1942 cut off the supply of cinchona bark to the Allies, which provides the active ingredient for the malaria drug quinine. The results were nearly catastrophic, so much so that in some campaigns casualties from malaria outstripped those from hostile action. For example, between July 9 and September 10, 1943 no fewer than 21,482 of the American soldiers serving in Sicily were admitted to the hospital with the disease, in contrast to "only" 17,375 battle casualties. By war's end however the military had developed the ability to control the disease through aggressive prevention and public health measures. Volume I Nos. 16, 17, 27, 33-38, 40, 43, 45, 48-52. Volume II Nos. 2, 4-5, 7-9, 11-13, 15-16, 18-24, 27-29, 31-34, 38, 43-48, 51-52. Volume III Nos. 1-2, 4-5, 7-9, 11-12, 15-16, 19-20, 22-27, 29-33, 36-38, 40, 42, 44-46, 48-50, 52. Volume IV Nos. 1-2, 4, 7-9, 11-12, 23. WE HAVE JPEG'S OF ALL 96 POSTERS FRONT AND VERSO.

Condition: Chromolithograph; various condition, folded and with some splits of tears along folds, also small holes at some intersections, some other short tears, but overall and for the size all in very good plus condition.

Size: 860 x 1170mm (33¾ x 46 inches).

Reference: 15602

Price: £6800

Nazi War Aims. Revealed by Secret Nazi Map-circulated in 1937. Grab! Grab! GRAB! That's the Nazi Policy.

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ANON>

Origin: HMSO - British Ministry of Information (MOI). 1939-49.

A separately published British propaganda poster, probably issued in November 1939. It was designed and published by the Ministry of Information to illustrate to the British public Germany's intent and agenda for territorial expansion and land grabbing in Europe. In the top right corner is shown documentary proof of a German map, claimed to have been found in Czechoslovakia in 1937. This poster is thought to have been issued during the period known as the 'Phoney War' an eight-month period at the start of World War II, during which time there was only one limited military land operation on the Western Front, when French troops invaded Germany's Saar district. The Phoney period began with the declaration of war by the United Kingdom and France against Nazi Germany on 3 September 1939, and ended with the German attack on France and the Low Countries on 10 May 1940.

Condition: Original colour lithograph; signs of old folds, backed with fine archivist tissue, overall very good condition.

Size: 370 x 495mm (14½ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 15611

Price: £450

Nouvelle Carte D'Europe pour 1870.

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HADOL, Paul.

Origin: Paris, 1870.

The original French edition of Paul Hadol's satirical, political map of Europe. The countries personified in caricature, alluding to the tension that abounded in Europe at the time. The tension eventually led to the Franco-Prussian war in July 1870. The centre of the map is dominated by Prussia depicted as a buffoon wearing a pickelhelm and interacting with its suspicious neighbours. England is depicted as an old woman holding a dog on a leash (Ireland), whilst Spain and Turkey are portrayed by relaxed women smoking a cigarette and a hookah. France tries to overthrow Prussia who advances with one hand on Holland and a knee keeping Austria down. Denmark hopes to recover Holstein and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia are an impish figure apparently mooning at the observer.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; some expert restoration to short splits at centrefold at upper part of map, laid on fine archivist tissue to strengthen, overall very good.

Size: 330 x 390mm (13 x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 15432

Price: £1550

Ordines Sacri Romani Imp. Ab Ottone III Instituti.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1593-1612.

Two sheets designed to be joined vertically, with 48 full length-figures representing the Holy Roman Emperor and the dignitaries forming the Electoral Council for the imperial position. The first plate shows the Emperor in the centre, either side the highest ranking officials, three ecclesiastical and four lay dignitaries. The second row consists of four Dukes and four Marqueses, the third of eight Earls. Further ranks are depicted on the second sheet. Gerard De Jode engraved the plates for Ortelius' 'Parergon', the atlas of the ancient world, signing the lower plate: however the second state had the signature erased. Apparently De Jode and Ortelius were never on good terms, but relations deteriorated even further, resulting in a total split.

Condition: Fine recent colour; very minor blemishes and light soiling, otherwise fine examples.

Size: 375 x 525mm (14¾ x 20¾ inches).

Reference: 15526

Price: £890

Ou Peut Mener La Question de l'Alabama? Fantaisie Prusso - Americaine en Deux Hemispheres [Where Could the Alabama Matter Lead? - German-American Fantasy in Two Hemispheres]

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YVES & BARRET

Origin: Paris, La vie Parisienne, 1872.

A French satirical map based on an Anglo-American dispute that arose out of the U.S. Civil War. Published in the magazine "La vie Parisienne". A major feature of Confederate naval strategy at the time was the use of armed ships to attack unarmed Union commercial shipping. Although some ships were pressed into this service, there was also an agent acting for the South for the construction of two new warships in Liverpool. This construction violated not only pre-existing British law, but the nation's declaration of neutrality. The construction even disguised the intended use of the ships, i.e. they were built from the plans for Royal Navy gunboats and it was readily apparent that they had gun ports for the placement of cannon. The construction was defended as lawful on the grounds that unless the ships were fitted with guns, they were not "warships." The British government, under Lord Palmerston and Foreign Minister Lord John Russell defended the position and the construction continued. In March 1862 one of the ships "Oreto" set sail for Nassau, where it was fitted out with guns and ammunition and renamed the CSS Florida. The second vessel, a larger and more formidable ship, was ready for sea in July 1862. On the same day that the British government finally resolved to stop its delivery. This second ship, the "Enrica" suddenly set sail for sea trials, arriving in the Azores, where it was fully equipped for battle and renamed the CSS Alabama. In the following two years, these two warships wreaked havoc on Union merchant shipping. The Alabama alone seized or destroyed 69 Union vessels, and the Florida another 38. After the end of the war, as the U.S. faced a massive war debt, there were repeated demands to the British for compensation for the complicity of its government in aiding the South. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee argued that Britain should pay $2 billion - or cede Canada to the United States. In light of Germany's growing power, as a result of the Franco-Prussian War, the British decided that it was important to remove this impediment to Anglo-American relationships. In March, 1871, the parties agreed to an international arbitration tribunal to resolve the outstanding disputes, known collectively as the "The Alabama Claims." In the end, the U.S. was awarded $15.5 million, an amount comparable to $33 billion today. This map was published immediately after the announcement that the parties had agreed to arbitration.

Condition: Uncoloured lithograph; trimmed at the bottom edge with slight loss of printed text, short centrefold split, light age-toning, otherwise a good example.

Size: 315 x 490mm (12½ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 15635

Price: £480

Pratts High Test Map of the Great North Road.

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TAYLOR, Alfred. E.

Origin: [London], Pratts (publisher), 1930.

A pictorial map with decorative border. One of the decorative series of maps by artist Alfred Edward Taylor (1887-1959), which were published by Pratts, a petroleum company in the 1930's. This example being one of the coloured editions they issued. Showing the route between London and Newcastle on Tyne, including literary quotes and places of interest. Features a decorative cartouche and compass, literary quotes and places of interest. "A.E. Taylor '30" printed at lower left corner.

Condition: Original colour printed; signs of old folds and light creasing, small holes at the intersections of the folds, minor soiling to the margins, backed with fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a very good example.

Size: 825 x 320mm (32½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 15636

Price: £230

Pratts High Test Map of the Great North Road.

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TAYLOR, Alfred. E.

Origin: [London], Pratts (publisher), 1930.

A pictorial map with decorative border. One of the decorative series of maps by artist Alfred Edward Taylor (1887-1959), which were published by Pratts, a petroleum company in the 1930's. This example being one of the coloured editions they issued. Showing the route between London and Newcastle on Tyne, including literary quotes and places of interest. Features a decorative cartouche and compass, literary quotes and places of interest. "A.E. Taylor '30" printed at lower left corner.

Condition: Original colour printed; signs of old folds, small holes at the intersections of the folds, backed with fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a fine example.

Size: 825 x 320mm (32½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 15637

Price: £320

Pratts High Test Plan of the Eastern Counties and the Midlands.

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TAYLOR, Alfred. E.

Origin: [London], Pratts (publisher), 1930.

A pictorial map of middle England with decorative border. Covers the area from Kidderminster, in the west, to Lowestoft and from Lincoln, in the north, to London. One of the decorative series of maps by artist Alfred Edward Taylor (1887-1959), which were published by Pratts, a petroleum company in the 1930's. This example being one of the coloured editions they issued. Features a decorative cartouche and compass, literary quotes and places of interest. "A.E. Taylor 32" printed at lower right corner.

Condition: Original colour printed; signs of old folds (repaired with archivist tissue), small holes at the intersections of the folds, backed with fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a fine example.

Size: 465 x 685mm (18¼ x 27 inches).

Reference: 15663

Price: £280

Pratts High Test Plan of the North, Moor, Mountain and Lake District.

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TAYLOR, Alfred. E.

Origin: [London], Pratts (publisher), 1930.

A pictorial map of the North of England, covering the area from Berwick upon Tweed across to Carlisle, then down to Chester and across to Louth, with decorative border. One of the decorative series of maps by artist Alfred Edward Taylor (1887-1959), which were published by Pratts, a petroleum company in the 1930's. This example being one of the coloured editions they issued. Features a decorative cartouche and compass, literary quotes and places of interest. "A.E. Taylor 32" printed at lower right corner.

Condition: Original colour printed; signs of old folds, small holes at the intersections of the folds (repaired with archivist tissue) backed with fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a fine example.

Size: 580 x 460mm (22¾ x 18 inches).

Reference: 15665

Price: £280

Prussia.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries"', priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. After the Battle of Sadowa, in which the Prussians destroyed the Austrian army with a new needle gun, Count Bismark of Prussia is approached by the other German states to head the North German Confederation.

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; light spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 10347

Price: £260

Queen of the Earth.

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CYNICUS.

Origin: Fife, c.1906.

A used caricature postcard, published Cynicus Publishing Co. Ltd, Tayport, Fife. Postmarked Jan 6 1906. Martin Anderson, (1854-1932), better known by his pseudonym Cynicus, was a Scottish artist, political cartoonist, postcard illustrator, and publisher. This postcard map of Scotland is portrayed by a woman in country attire and carrying an umbrella to represent the Outer Hebrides.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; very light signs of wear to edges of postcard and corners, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15549

Price: £45

RLT-1 Caribbean Deployment 1962.

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ANON.

Origin: 1962

An official Cartoon Map given to the men who served in the 1st Marines on this deployment. RLT-1 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis USMC Marines Guantanamo. The men came from Camp Pendleton California and arrived at RLT-1 Vieques Nov 13th 1962. They were there when President Kennedy was making crucial decisions on the events that the whole world was watching. Along the bottom of the map is "COLONEL SIDNEY ALTMAN USMC COMMANDING OFFICER - RLT-1 CARIBBEAN DEPLOYMENT 1962".

Condition: Uncoloured lithograph; small holes and minor staining, otherwise very good condition.

Size: 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 15493

Price: £240

Russia.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries"', priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. Tzar Alexander II stands back to back with a brown bear.

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; light marginal soiling, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 10353

Price: £520

Schematic Map of the Soviet Union's East /Siberia and the Far East/.

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ANON.

Origin: Circa, 1960.

A colour printed and decorative pictorial map of Eastern Soviet Union. A key on the left gives industrial out put and production, and on the right another key shows industry and farming out put. They list; fur dressing, tanning and shoe industry, butter and cheese making, ship building, oil refining etc. I can find very little about this map, author and place of printing unknown at this stage.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; signs of old folds, expert repair to tear in lower part of map, the whole now laid on fine archivist tissue to stabilise and flatten, overy good condition.

Size: 620 x 930mm (24½ x 36½ inches).

Reference: 15572

Price: £380

Scotland - A Comic Map.

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ORMISTON & Glass.

Origin: London, c.1904.

A charming caricature postcard map of Scotland. Attributed to Lilian Lancaster the bottom left corner has Ormiston & Glass, London. This unused postcard is a smaller example of the map done in about 1870 with the title "A Comic Geographical Sketch" and published in Edinburgh.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; very light signs of wear to edges of card, light surface soiling near title, overall a fine example and unused.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15559

Price: £90

Scotland - A Comic Map.

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ORMISTON & Glass.

Origin: London, c.1904.

A charming caricature postcard map of Scotland. Attributed to Lilian Lancaster the bottom left corner has Ormiston & Glass, London. Posted with stamp of Victoria and dated on verso in ink manuscript 24.4.12. This postcard is a smaller example of the map done in about 1870 with the title "A Comic Geographical Sketch" and published in Edinburgh.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; very light signs of wear to edges of card, light surface soiling near title, overall a good example.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15560

Price: £90

Scotland.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries", priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. A piper, with his kilt swirling in the wind, represents "Scotland - land of heroes and of cakes".

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; light marginal soiling, short creases in the left margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 270 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼ inches).

Reference: 11434

Price: £580

Scotland.

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ANON.

Origin: England, Whatman, 1949.

A superbly executed manuscript map in pen and ink, water coloured with gum arabic hishlighting. The image shows a male figure in full Scottish regalia, with a kilt, Glengarry and sash. No attribution is given but the date can be ascertained by observing the watermark on the paper of the map of Ireland, of which only a part is visible "AN 1949" (Whatman 1949). The image used is a a high quality manuscript of an earlier printed Serio Comic map published by Ormiston and Glass, publishers of postcards c.1910.

Condition: Pen and ink manuscript with original colour; on heavy paper, the map of Ireland watermarked "England - AN 1949 (Whatman)".

Size: 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9 inches).

Reference: 13051

Price: £850

Serio-Comic War Map for the Year 1877.

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ROSE, F. W.

Origin: London, G.W. Bacon, 1877.

The most desirable "Octopus" Serio-Comic map of Europe by Frederick W Rose [1849-1915]. Each European country is depicted by a caricature; in the bottom right corner is an explanation. "The Octopus - Russia - forgetful of the wound it received in the Crimea, is stretching forth its arms in all directions..." One tentacle has Persia by the throat, others grasp Turkey by the arm and ankle. England looks on, wary of "interference with Suez", and Italy is a girl on roller-skates, "ruthlessly making a toy of the Pope".

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; trimmed to line border, signs of old folds, now laid on fine archivist paper to stabilise and flatten, colour is strong and the condition is fine overall.

Size: 425 x 570mm (16¾ x 22½ inches).

Reference: 15569

Price: £3850

Spain & Portugal.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries", priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. Queen Isabella of Spain is bride to a Portuguese bear groom, representing the attempts of General Prim to achieve a dynastic union. However Isabella was deposed in 1870.

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; very light spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 11433

Price: £380

Target Berlin.

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[MANNING, F.E.] - U.S. Government Printing Office.

Origin: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943.

Originally published in the edition of the Newsmap on Monday, October 25, 1943. Vol. II No. 27. Prepared and Distributed by the Army Orientation Course. Special Service Division Army Service Forces, War Dept., 2E581 Pentagon Bldg., Washington D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943 - 538110. This example does not have any printing on the verso and therefore possibly separately published. A matter of days after this map was published Air Marshal Arthur 'Bomber' Harris led a series of air raids on the German capital that did not relent until March of 1944. The first raid of the battle occurred on 18–19 November 1943. Berlin was the main target, and was attacked by 440 Avro Lancasters aided by four Mosquitos. The city was under cloud and the damage was not severe. The second major air raid was on the night of 22–23 November 1943. This was the most effective by the RAF on Berlin. Although much of the city was destroyed and the devastation caused, these raids failed to achieve their objectives. German civilian morale did not break, the city's defences and essential services were maintained, and war production in greater Berlin did not fall: in fact German war production continued to rise until the end of 1944.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; signs of old folds, expert repairs to intersections of folds and laid on archivist tissue to stabilise and flatten, overall very good condition.

Size: 1160 x 870mm (45¾ x 34¼ inches).

Reference: 15570

Price: £450

The Absent-Minded Beggar.

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ANON.

Origin: [London, 1899].

A map of parts of South Africa, from Rhodesia to Cape Colony. This cotton handkerchief was probably issued around the end of 1899. Entitled "The Absent-Minded Beggar" the poem written by Rudyard Kipling was originally published in the Daily Mail on 31st October 1899. The crisis in South Africa was likely to turn into war, by 2nd October of that year all military leave had been cancelled and preparations were made to send a huge expeditionary force to the Cape. Simultaneously an effort to raise funds was called for, the Daily Mail published the poem and it was later put to music by Arthur Sullivan. This handkerchief was probably produced as part of that fund raising effort.

Condition: Printed on cotton; folded, overall superb condition.

Size: 400 x 400mm (15¾ x 15¾ inches).

Reference: 13053

Price: £120

The Allies' Ring of Steel. How Germany is Hemmed In.

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STANFORD, LTD. Edward.

Origin: London, c.1917.

A 1st World War propoganda poster map of Europe around 1917 illustrating the German position at that time. It is literally "hemmed" in by the allied war effort. Printed by the Dangerfield Printing Company Ltd in London and published by Stanford's of London.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, soiling to verso, signs of old folds, backed with archivist tissue to strengthen and stabilize, overall good condition.

Size: 440 x 620mm (17¼ x 24½ inches).

Reference: 13068

Price: £320

This Year! Next Year! Sometime! NEVER!

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PATRIOTIC" Series.

Origin: England, c.1915.

A comic postcard from the "Patriotic" series No.2571, printed in England, shows Kaiser Wilhelm II staring angrily at a map of Britain, the caption says it all.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; light wear to edges of the card, ink manuscript on verso but not posted, overall very good.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15561

Price: £68

Völker Europas wie schön sind eure Gesichter!

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ANON.

Origin: Germany, c.1902.

A used (although not postmarked) propaganda postcard map of Europe, published around 1902. The title translates to; "Nations of Europe, how beautiful your faces are!". Shows the countries of Europe portrayed in caricature.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; some ink manuscript annotation to front of postcard, very light signs of wear to edges of postcard and corners, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 85 x 130mm (3¼ x 5 inches).

Reference: 15550

Price: £100

Völker Europas wie schön sind eure Gesichter!

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ANON.

Origin: Germany, c.1902.

A used (stamp missing but postmarked 16.06.02) propaganda postcard map of Europe, published around 1902. The title translates to; "Nations of Europe, how beautiful your faces are!". Shows the countries of Europe portrayed in caricature.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; extensive ink manuscript annotation to front of postcard, very light signs of wear to edges of postcard and corners, otherwise a good example.

Size: 85 x 130mm (3¼ x 5 inches).

Reference: 15555

Price: £80

Wales.

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ALEPH.

Origin: London, Hodder & Stoughton 1868.

A caricature or anthropomorphic map, published in "Geographical Fun. Humorous Outlines of Various Countries", priced five shillings. The map was supposedly drawn by a fifteen year old girl (Lilian Lancaster 1852-1939), with the verse underneath by 'Aleph', a pseudonym for William Harvey (1796-1873). He was a popular journalist and author of 'London Scenes and London People...', published in 1863. Wales is depicted as Owen Glendowr, wearing crown and mantle.

Condition: Coloured chromolithograph; very light spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 270 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼ inches).

Reference: 11155

Price: £520

Was Frankreich von Deutschland geraubt hat, und was es noch rauben will!

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VOHSEN, Ernst.

Origin: Dietrich Reimer, c.1914.

A political, propaganda map by Ernst Vohsen [1853-1919], he was a German Consul who spent some time working in Paris for the grain business. He was also a chief representative of the German East African Society and publisher. The title of this map roughly translated; "What France has stolen from Germany, and what it still want's to rob!". It illustrates the changes to the border between the two countries - 1547, 1786 and 1812.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; slight loss of bottom corners, now expertly repaired and replaced, laid o archivist tissue to stabilise and flatten, overall good condition.

Size: 445 x 575mm (17½ x 22¾ inches).

Reference: 15577

Price: £230

Wenn Sie Siegten - Das Europa der Zukunft - Das Heutige Europa.

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PASCH, Max.

Origin: Berlin, Max Pasch, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1917.

Two maps in an eight page leaflet. A propaganda booklet entitled 'Wenn sie siegten' ("If they won..."), published in Berlin, 1917, by bookseller Max Pasch. The front cover has a image of burning ruins, below are the words of recently appointed British Munitions Minister, Samuel E Montagu: "Is Germany going forward from this war into a future similar to that after the Thirty Years War, where we can happily allow swords to be left in their scabbards for the next hundred years?" The booklet presents two contrasting visions of the future for Europe; The first map illustrates a future for Europe as set out by the Allies, in particular the French, with this German copy of a map attributed to one Professor Magda, a Parisian academic. "how the allies must have their way in order to secure the lasting peace of Europe". The map shows this is only attainable by the complete dismemberment of Germany & Austria-Hungary, the disintegration of Prussia and the creation of a newly constituted Poland. Pasch argues that if this were to happen, Germany would be left in pieces, condemned to a future of internal squabbling and lacking "national rights". The second map shows a more optimistic outlook for Germany, an alternative vision of present-day Europe, as set down by the Central Powers & based on their perceptions of the present war situation, and the plans of the German and Austrian armies.

Condition: Coloured lithograph; overall in excellent condition, with only very light age-toning.

Size: 315 x 350mm (12½ x 13¾ inches).

Reference: 15632

Price: £380

Wonderground Map of London Town.

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GILL, (Leslie), MacDonald.

Origin: London, The Westminster Press, c.1928.

A reduced version of MacDonald Gill's original 1913 Wonderground Map of London. This example was published in December of 1927, earlier editions of this size can be identified by the sign saying:- "On to Wembley" and an empire lion in the top left hand corner below a man pushing a bus. Greyhound racing started at Wembley in late 1927 and this edition has a greyhound instead of the empire lion. The later, and reduced, edition of the "Wonderground" map was originally produced to promote the British Empire Exhibition that was held at Wembley between April and October 1924. The map is highly stylised and whimsical and was originally commissioned by The London Underground to be displayed in tube stations.

Condition: Photolithographic map in full printed colour; some splits and short tears along the folds, now expertly restored and laid on fine archivist tissue to strengthen, overall very good condition.

Size: 740 x 930mm (29¼ x 36½ inches).

Reference: 15486

Price: £2350

ZOG IT OFF".

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ANON.

Origin: Great Britain, c.1915.

A comic figure of John Bull using a Union Flag to "Zog Off" Germany, shown in Black. Zog was a product used for cleaning paint and stains from surfaces at around the time of WW1. One caption reads "Zog is as good as an extra hand".

Condition: Coloured lithograph; light surface soiling, otherwise very good.

Size: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15562

Price: £85

[Curiosity]. [No Title].

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Mann, John.

Origin: 1833.

A very unusual cartographical curiosity. We can find no reference to a John Mann in any cartobibliography and not listed in Tooley "Dictionary". It is made up of five maps, apparently selected at random. It shows maps of SW England and Wales, Northern England and Southern Scotland, Southern Italy and Sicily, Northern Germany and finally the Aegean Sea, showing parts of Greece and Turkey. They appear to be scattered in a pile.

Condition: Original outline coloured manuscript, light soiling to wide margins, overall good condition.

Size: 235 x 250mm (9¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 15393

Price: £210

[No Title].

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HOMANN, Johann Baptist.

Origin: Nuremberg, c.1720.

A magnificant example of the engravers art, in this case it is Jacob Weisshoff and dated 1717. The full length portrait of Charles VI (1685-1740), Holy Roman Emperor and the penultimate Habsburg sovereign of the Habsburg Empire. This engraving appears in some atlases by J B Homann, Homann was to become engraver, mapseller and geographer to the Kaiser in 1715. Within the engraving are portraits of Charles I (Carolus) through to Charles V, the arms of Hapsburg appear in the lower left. In the background is a fortified city under seige, it is difficult to ascertain which city but it lies on the coast as ships can be seen at anchor.

Condition: Uncoloured; light brown guard paste stain to left margin, other light marginal soiling, trimmed close by binder on the right margin, but with enough blank paper to facilitate framing (norrowest point 3mm), otherwise a fine example.

Size: 490 x 295mm (19¼ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 11930

Price: £390

[No Title].

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HONDIUS, Henricus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1635-, Latin text edition.

The double portraits of two of the greatest men in cartography, Gerard Mercator of Rupelmund and Judocus Hondius of Flandria. A superb example of the engravers skill. Although the text throughout this edition is in English, the text on the verso of this page remains in Latin. From the rare edition of the atlas translated into English by Henry Hexham - Quatermaster to the Regiment of Colonel Goring.

Condition: Fine colour; very light soiling and age-toning, short centrefold split in the upper margin, now expertly repaired, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 445mm (15 x 17½ inches).

Reference: 12490

Price: £1950