26 results, ordered by Publication Date
Gordon-Michael Scallion, Gordon-Michael Scallion’s FUTURE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES 1998-2001. Chesterfield, NH: The Matrix Institute, copyrighted 1982, 1991, 1992, 1993, printed Dec. 1993.

Gordon Michael-Scallion’s prophetic “Future Map of the United States”

A fantastic 1993 map of a post-apocalyptic United States by futurist, spiritualist and self-styled prophet Gordon-Michael Scallion (1942-?) The map is a “before and after” image, the base a relief map of the country with state boundaries and major cities shown in white, overprinted in dark blue to delineate the inundation of vast areas of […]

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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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Rivers / Photo by Malcolm Varon / Printed by Colorcraft Offset, Inc., America Needs MCGOVERN. HE CAN PUT IT TOGETHER. [New York?: McGovern presidential campaign? 1972.]

Cartographic poster for the 1972 presidential campaign of George McGovern

A striking, quirky and quite rare poster for the catastrophic 1972 presidential campaign of South Dakota Senator George McGovern. The 1972 campaign took place against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, ongoing cultural upheavals and the still-fresh memories of Kent State and the assassinations of two Kennedys and Martin Luther King. I was only five […]

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Mary [Jane] Ronin, THE UNITED STATES[:] The Land and the People. [No place: U.S. Department of State, 1958?]

Mary Ronin pictorial map celebrating American diversity

A colorful and upbeat pictorial map of the United States celebrating the “great diversity in its land and its people.” Drawn by Mary Ronin and published by the Department of State for the United States pavilion at the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition, better known as Expo 58. I quote at length from P.J. Mode’s […]

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[Lucille] Corcos, MEDICAL EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA. [Chicago?]: Abbott Laboratories, 1950.

Pictorial map celebrating American medical science

A lively, fascinating and surprisingly scarce pictorial map celebrating medical milestones in North America, drawn by prolific illustrator Lucille Corcos as a promotional for pharmaceutical firm Abbott Laboratories. Unusually rare for a mid-century pictorial, with this being on the fourth example located. The underlying map shows most of the continental United States and extends from […]

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Federal Communications Commission Engineering Department International Division, Maps of Radiotelegraph and Radiotelephone Circuits in Active Operation Between the United States and Territorial Possessions and Foreign Countries. [Washington, D.C.:] Federal Communications Commission, July 16, 1945.

Rare atlas of global telecommunications, issued on the day of the Trinity Test

A rare atlas of global telecommunications links between the United States and the rest of the world, issued at the very end of the Second World War. The Communications Act of 1934 codified the Federal Government’s power to regulate all wire-based and wireless communications and their corporate operators. Broadly speaking, the goals of the Act […]

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Compiled and edited by Joseph P. Kamp and A. Cloyd Gill, THE FIFTH COLUMN MENACES AMERICA ON A THOUSAND FRONTS [and on verso:] The FIFTH COLUMN CONSPIRACY IN America [:] AUTHENTIC MAP and DIRECTORY. New Haven: Constitutional Educational League, 1941.

Constitutional Educational League map attacking a Communist-Fascist “Fifth Column” in America

A fascinating 1941 propaganda map of the United States, designed to expose the pervasive and oft-hidden influence of Communist and Fascist forces in American politics and culture. The map purports to show how the Communists—allegedly in league with the Nazis and various Fascist organizations—had established a pervasive, nationwide “Fifth Column” that “Menaces America on a […]

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Earl Purdy / Division of Information Federal Public Works Administration, PWA REBUILDS THE NATION. Washington, D.C.: Public Works Administration, [1935-39?]

Vibrant government poster promoting the New Deal and the Public Works Administration

A delightful Depression-era propaganda map issued by Federal Government to promote the contributions of the Public Works Administration, one of the major programs in FDR’s New Deal. The PWA was established by the 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act and was tasked with spending billions on major public construction projects to generate employment and help stabilize […]

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Armour and Company makes the case that meat packing matters

A vibrant persuasive map of the United States by meatpacking giant Armour and Company, making the case for the strategic importance of its industry. Founded in the 1860s by Philip Danforth Amour (1832-1901), Armour and Company was a meatpacking pioneer, using refrigeration, assembly-line methods, canning and economies of scale to become the industry leader. For […]

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John C. Mulford, Chief Cartographer / C. C. Faunce, Cartographer / A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, GOOD ROADS EVERYWHERE[:] TOURING EASTERN UNITED STATES SHOWING 100,000 MILES OF MAIN TRAVELED HIGHWAYS…. Washington, D.C.: National Highways Association, Automobile Club of America and Keystone Automobile Club, 1926.

Pitching a “Four-Fold System of Highways”

An exuberant and entertaining 1926 persuasive map of the Eastern United States by the National Highways Association (NHA), touting construction “of a system of 250,000 miles of United States highways … to be built and forever maintained by the United States Government.” The map depicts the eastern section of a vast proposed national highway network, […]

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