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Colorful bird’s eye view of New York City

A scarce and colorful chromolithographic bird’s-eye view of New York City, as seen from an imaginary viewpoint high above New York Bay. This lovely little view depicts nearly the entire city, with the exception of the southern reaches of Brooklyn, as well as surrounding parts of Westchester, Nassau County, and New Jersey. Built-up areas are highlighted in […]

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Rare Coast Survey chart of Nantucket Harbor

A lovely, hugely informative, and surprisingly rare chart of Nantucket Harbor, in a rarely-found issue on heavy chart paper. The chart is a trove of data, including detailed soundings; navigational aids and hazards; and the line of the main channel into the harbor. Also provided is detailed topographical and cartographical information on the adjacent coast, including a minutely-detailed […]

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Unrecorded bird’s-eye view of Newark NJ

An unrecorded birds-eye view of Newark, as seen from the southeast, with Manhattan visible in the background. The view, executed in an almost photo-realistic style, provides an immense amount of detail of a city that by this time was heavily industrialized. References Not in OCLC or Reps, and a Google search yields no information.

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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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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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Title page of series of Erno Goldfinger urban design posters

Suite of Erno Goldfinger maps & posters for redesigning postwar London

A spectacular set of Erno Goldfinger designs for the rebuilding of the East End of London after the Second World War. This set of 20 posters was designed for a popular audience, to be displayed at traveling exhibitions. It lays out in simple terms an argument for planning on a “neighbourhood” model, which seeks to […]

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