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[ American Museum of Natural History ] Scientists believe these parts belong to one animal… They have named it Elongatomous… [New York: American Museum of Natural History], no date.

The American Museum of Natural History touts a dinosaur whose “scale caused it no end of problems”

A fantastically whimsical imaginary map featuring the continent-spanning Elongatomous, issued to promote the dinosaur fossil exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Elongatomous, apparently, was a two-headed, continent-spanning lizard, whose “scale caused it no end of problems. When the head was attacked in Florida, three weeks passed before a […]

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GREENHAM WOMEN AGAINST CRUISE [:] CRUISE THREATENS PEACE AND BREAKS THE LAW [:] 9th Nov ’83 take President Reagan to Court in the USA. NP, ND, but England, ca. Oct. 1983.

The Greenham Women protest the deployment of cruise missiles in England

A rare 1983 persuasive map by the English anti-nuclear group Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles, highlighting the deployment of American ground-launched cruise missiles around Great Britain. In 1979 the Carter Administration agreed with its NATO allies to deploy several dozen ground-launched cruise missiles to the RAF air bases at Greenham Common and Molesworth, Great Britain, […]

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[After David Horsey], THE WORLD ACCORDING TO RONALD REAGAN. Information Center of the World Peace Council , [1982-83?].

World Peace Council edition of the World According to Ronald Reagan

An entertaining persuasive map from the early years of the Ronald Reagan Presidency, published by the Helsinki-based World Peace Council and offering a liberal caricature of the Great Communicator’s world view. The map depicts the United States and Soviet Union wildly out of scale with the rest of the world. The United States is divided […]

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David Horsey, The World According to Ronald Reagan. Seattle: AA Graphics, Inc., 1987.

1987 map of The World According to Ronald Reagan

An entertaining 1987 persuasive map offering a liberal caricature of the world view of President Ronald Reagan. The map uses a pictorial style to depict the United States and Soviet Union wildly out of scale with the rest of the world. Reagan in full gunfighter regalia stands astride a hypertrophied California, while a dour Gorbachev, […]

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Chieko Shiomi [and George Maciunas], spatial poem no. 2[:] a fluxatlas[:] THIS IS THE RECORD OF VARIOUS DIRECTIONS TO WHICH PEOPLE WERE SIMULTANEOUSLY MOVING OR FACING AROUND 10PM ( GREENWICH TIME ) OCTOBER 15TH 1965. [NP:] Fluxus, 1966/reprinted 1992.

Chieko Shiomi FluxAtlas documenting a moment in time

A crowdsourced cartographic work documenting a moment on October 15, 1965, spatial poem no. 2 was the second of nine such events staged by artist Chieko Shiomi. In 1964 Japanese artist and composer Chieko (or Mieko) Shiomi (1938- ) was invited to New York City by George Maciunas, founder of the Fluxus network of artists, […]

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Maurice Neumont / P.J. Gallais et Cie., Edit. Imp., En 1788 MIRABEAU disait deja : LA GUERRE est l’industrie Nationale de la PRUSSE [“Already in 1788 Mirabeau was saying: War is the national industry of Prussia.”] Paris, [1917.]

First World War propaganda map by Maurice Neumont, portraying Prussia as an octopus

A brilliantly-designed and brutally-effective First World War propaganda map by Maurice Neumont, comparing Germany to a monstrous octopus threatening Europe. Germany is shown in different shadings of red, indicating its numerous annexations of surrounding territory since 1740, the most recent being the 1871 seizure of Alsace-Lorraine during the Franco-Prussian War. Sprawled across Germany is a […]

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Terrific 1850s-style “Naval Stores” trade sign

Decorative mid 19th century-style trade sign for a dealer in charts & globes

A highly-decorative mid 19th century-style trade sign for an unidentified dealer in naval stores, charts and globes, with three superbly-detailed applied relief carvings of navigational instruments. This trade sign was constructed from old, evenly-patinated oak boards joined horizontally and cut to a “tombstone” shape, with a “kerf-cut” molding around the edges. To this the maker […]

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[Anonymous], ΧΑΡΤΗς ΤΗς ΜΕΔΒΑς [Map of Medaba]. [Jerusalem, ca. late 1897-1900?]

Early manuscript rendering of the Madaba Map of the Holy Land

A rare and lovely manuscript based on the famed Madaba Map. One of the most spectacular cartographic relics of the ancient world, this enormous sixth-century mosaic floor map includes the earliest extant map of the Holy Land. Created in the late seventh century, the mammoth mosaic of the Middle East now known as the Madaba Map […]

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Various surveyors, Archive of maps and plans reflecting the development Siasconset and surrounding areas. Boston and Nantucket, 1880-1922.

Unique cartographic archive of the village of Siasconset on Nantucket

A unique archive of maps and plans tracing reflecting decades of real estate speculation and development in the village of Siasconset, on Nantucket’s southeast shore. Nantucket manuscript material is vanishingly rare on the market, and it would be impossible to reproduce such a grouping today.  Background After decades of great prosperity mid-18thcentury Nantucket entered a […]

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