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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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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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Timothy Edward Downs, PC Computing[:] Road Map to the Internet. New York: Ziff-Davis, 1994.

Timothy Edward Downs maps the Internet in 1994

Possibly the first map of the Internet for popular consumption, designed by legendary technical artist Timothy Edward Downs as a bonus for purchasers of PC Computing magazine.  PC Computing and Timothy Edward Downs Back in the early nineties PC Magazine, PC World and PC Computing were in a three-way race for subscribers and newsstand sales. […]

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Timothy Edward Downs, Road Map to the World Wide Web [and on verso:] PC Computing The World Wide Web Business and Beyond. New York: Ziff-Davis, 1995.

Timothy Edward Downs maps the World Wide Web

A rare and striking 1995 map of the World Wide Web capturing the excitement of the earliest days of the new technology. Designed by legendary technical artist Timothy Edward Downs as a bonus for purchasers of PC Computing magazine. PC Computing and Timothy Edward Downs Back in the early nineties PC Magazine, PC World and […]

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NavTech Navigable Map Database™ [:] A representation of the world’s highest quality navigable map database enabling turn-by-turn directions [:] Version 1.2. [Sunnyvale, California?]: Navigation Technologies Corporation, 1996.

Rare promotional map from a digital mapping pioneer

An early, impressive and unrecorded thematic map promoting Navigation Technologies Corporation, a pioneer in digital mapping.  Navigation Technologies Corporation was founded in 1985 in Sunnyvale, California by young engineers Barry Karlin and Galen Collins, with the intention of developing an automotive navigation system to emulate the presence of a human navigator riding shotgun (The inspiration […]

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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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[Anonymous]. Devizes Prison BLOCK PLAN. [No place, ca. latter part 19th century.]

Plan of a prison influenced by Bentham’s Panopticon

Fascinating 19th-century manuscript architectural plan of a Wiltshire prison on a revolutionary design, owing a debt to Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon. Devizes Prison (properly Devizes County House of Corrections or colloquially “New Bridewell”) was designed by Richard Ingleman (1777-1838). Construction was completed in 1817, and the facility remained in use until being closed and demolished in […]

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[Probably after Clarence Larkin], THE DISPENSATIONS. No place, no date, but American, 20th century.

A mammoth, striking and powerful Dispensationalist banner

A mammoth and striking dispensationalist banner, mapping the spiritual development of humanity as purportedly predicted in the Old and New Testaments. Unsigned and unattributed, but the design strongly reminiscent of the work of Dispensationalist minister Clarence Larkin, and with a crude power that renders it a remarkable piece of American folk art. Clarence Larkin and […]

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