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Spectacular Chevalier map of San Francisco for the 1915 Exposition

The famed Chevalier Map of San Francisco, greatly valued for its immense detail and considerable beauty. Executed at a relatively modest scale, the Chevalier Map nevertheless conveys an enormous amount of information about the city. The hilly topography is indicated by contour lines at 50-foot intervals, presumably based on the work of the U.S. Geological Survey. Superimposed […]

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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 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 1917, […]

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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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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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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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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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