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Four anti-war maps by the War Resisters League

Research by Judy Kowalok & Michael Marsh / Design by Rick Bickhart, ARMS ACROSS AMERICA[:] WAGING THIRD WORLD WAR. New York: War Resisters League, August 1989.  Lithographic map printed in colors on coated stock, chart printed in blue on verso, 34”h x 22”w at sheet edge. Very faint discoloration along edges, else excellent. OCLC 41875007 […]

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Spectacular poster for a Japanese film on the War in the Pacific

A monumental and extremely rare poster for a Japanese film celebrating the War in the Pacific. Owned in partnership with Geographicus Antique Maps. This mammoth poster and map of East Asia and the Pacific was issued to promote the Italian release of the 1958 Japanese film Battaglia del Pacifico.   Produced by the Shin Toho Company and […]

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Travel Guide of Negro Hotels and Guest Houses

A remarkable brochure intended to stimulate African-American tourism, at a time when the emerging black middle class still faced widespread segregation throughout the United States. The recto features a pictorial title panel, dozens of ads for hotels and entertainment venues up and down the East Coast, and lists of Y.M.C.A’s and Y.W.C.A’s as far west as Oklahoma […]

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Ben Nason poster promoting travel to the Berkshires

A lovely travel poster featuring vivid color and an evocative graphic design of a towering oak fronting a classic New England Congregational church. This is one of several travel posters commissioned by the New Haven Railroad and first issued just before the beginning of World War II. “The New Haven was an extremely passenger oriented […]

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Ben Nason poster promoting travel to Nantucket

A lovely travel poster promoting tourism to the island of Nantucket, eminently displayable for its generous size, vivid color and evocative graphic design. The image features the Pacific Club on Main Street, originally built in 1772 as the warehouse of merchant William Rotch. This is one of several travel posters commissioned by the New Haven Railroad […]

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An original Rockwell Kent drawing for “Salamina”

Rockwell Kent’s original, hand-drawn map of the area around Illorsuit, Greenland, where he wintered 1931-2. Simultaneously whimsical and biting, the map says much about Kent’s anti-establishment, anti-capitalist views. A photographically-reduced version appeared in Salamina (1935), his account of his time in Illorsuit. During the 1930s and 1940s, Rockwell Kent was one of America’s most renowned […]

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The Panama Canal, as seen from an airplane in 1925

A spectacular pictorial map of the recently-completed Panama Canal, based on sketches made by an airborne journalist. The map depicts the Panama Canal Zone and adjacent regions of Panama from an oblique bird’s-eye angle, purportedly as viewed by a journalist from an airplane high above the Pacific coast. The Canal and its facilities are shown in some […]

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The Pageant of Rex, 1917

A spectacular Mardi Gras poster for1917, issued by the Krewe of Rex. Rex was founded in 1872 on the occasion of the visit to New Orleans of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia. Each year a member is named Rex, the King of the Carnival. His identity is kept secret until the day before Mardi […]

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The Prussian Blot

A large First World War propaganda poster featuring a persuasive map with a blood-red “ Prussian blot ” spreading across much of Europe and the Near East. The poster has been described ably by collector P.J. Mode, whom I quote in full: “From the outbreak of World War I until America’s declaration of war in April […]

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