26 results, ordered by Publication Date
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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[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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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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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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[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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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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