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Vibrant 1882 chromo of Boston’s New England Fair building

A lovely chromolithographic view of the so-called New England Fair, the exhibition building of the New England Manufacturers and Mechanics Institute. Extremely rare in any form, but particularly unusual for being a publisher’s mockup, with extensive material in manuscript. In 1881 the building was the site of the first exhibition of the Institute, which organization […]

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Patriotic advertisement for “Schultz’s Star Soap”

A striking example of antique advertising with a patriotic theme, produced by a pioneer in direct-to-consumer marketing. The Schultz family of Zanesville, Ohio entered the soap business in the 1850s, when William Schultz purchased an existing soap factory. He brought his son Robert and nephew John Hoge into the business, and on his retirement in 1866 they […]

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Hal Shelton, Vail [:] COLORADO . . . SKI COUNTRY USA. Colorado Springs: Looart, ND [but ca. 1965.]

Map of Colorado’s Vail ski resort in its earliest years

An attractive 1960s bird’s-eye view of Vail ski resort, one of the America’s iconic Winter destinations. The main image is a bird’s eye view of the resort’s front bowls, trails and lifts, complemented by a view of the back bowls at lower right and a photograph of the base resort at lower left. It was […]

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Spectacular poster for a Japanese film on the War in the Pacific

A monumental and extremely rare poster for a Japanese film celebrating the War in the Pacific. Owned in partnership with Geographicus Antique Maps. This mammoth poster and map of East Asia and the Pacific was issued to promote the Italian release of the 1958 Japanese film Battaglia del Pacifico.   Produced by the Shin Toho Company and […]

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Beatles map [:] John Paul George Ringo. Liverpool: City of Liverpool Public Relations Office, [1974.]

Beatles Map of Liverpool!

An extremely rare poster-size Beatles Map highlighting The Fab Four’s many connections to Liverpool and promoting that city as a tourist destination. Rendered in the graphic style of the Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine, this pictorial map highlights areas of Liverpool where the Fab Four were born, lived, studied and performed. It also features Penny […]

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[F.E. Cheeseman], Pigskin Panorama: ALBERT RICHARD FOOTBALL MAP. Milwaukee, WI: Albert Richard, 1939.

The American football scene in 1939: Albert Richard’s Pigskin Panorama

Pigskin Panorama is an exuberant and decorative Art Deco-style pictorial map of the American football scene in 1939, when the college game was still dominant. The map uses vignettes of football players in action poses to show the locations of hundreds of collegiate teams around the United States, all color coded by conference. The border […]

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Adz Gayzette. VOL. NO. 1 ISSUE NO. 16. San Francisco: Dick Jay and Keith Wayde, Jan. 21, 1971.

Adz Gayzette newspaper, with maps for the San Francisco gay community

Adz Gayzette, which ran under variant titles from 1970-1972, was a free newspaper targeting the San Francisco gay community. In addition to occasional news reporting, it provided a weekly calendar of events, classifieds and personals, an advice column and more. Despite the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the newly-emergent Gay Pride movement, one source describes […]

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Printed by Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Limited, MAP of CENTRAL AND SOUTH AFRICA. London: Published by Authority at the Offices of “South Africa”, 1941.

Decorative map of southern Africa in the late Colonial era

A large, decorative and enthusiastic 1941 map of southern Africa, reflecting both the sensibilities and the hard political realities of the late-Colonial era. The map depicts Africa below 1° north latitude, with territories color-coded according to the colonizing or controlling European power—pink for the Union of South Africa and Rhodesia; green for Portuguese Mozambique and […]

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“Largest Cow in the World”

A charming advertisement touting the virtues of International Stock Food, featuring “the largest cow in the world:” “At 6 years of age she weighed 2970. Height, 6 feet. Length, 10 feet. Girth, 10 feet. She eats “International Stock Food” every day[.] “This cow has a fine coat of deep red hair an has a strong […]

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A spectacular paint-specimen broadside

This amazing broadside is a far more ornate and attractive version of marketing collateral that could be found today in any Home Depot or Lowe’s. It features nine vignettes of Victorian homes, set against a complex background of foliate and geometric elements. The vignettes are arranged in a rosette pattern, with eight identical homes radiating […]

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