4 results, ordered by Publication Date

A National Political Map from the fraught campaign of 1856

A rare propaganda map issued during the 1856 presidential campaign, suggesting the threat posed by the extension of slavery into the West after the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act established two new territories and repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which had hitherto prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Purchase north of 36° 30’. Instead, […]

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pioneering satirical map by Paul Hadol of Europe on the cusp of the Franco-Prussian War

Iconic 1870 comic map of Europe by Paul Hadol

[The following description is borrowed, with a few edits and omissions but largely verbatim, from one provided courtesy of Kevin Brown of Geographicus Antique Maps.] The original French edition of this pioneering comic map by Paul Hadol of Europe on the cusp of the Franco-Prussian War. This map, covering all of Europe, is a comic […]

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Second World War "Nav War Map" of the North Pacific

Striking U.S. Navy map of the North Pacific in WWII

A mammoth and colorful propaganda map of the North Pacific issued by the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II. This impressive, separately-published poster highlights events across the North Pacific, beginning with the Japanese strikes of late 1941 and early 1942. The attack on Pearl Harbor is highlighted, for example, by a depiction of […]

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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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