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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], AVIATION CAVALCADE. Milwaukee, WI: Albert Richard, 1944.

F. E. Cheeseman’s Aviation Cavalcade

Aviation Cavalcade is an exuberant pictorial map highlighting American might near the end of WWII… published to promote, of all things, a men’s clothing company in Milwaukee!  The map depicts a huge range of American military aircraft—real and imaginary–dominating the skies over an oddly-rendered north polar projection of the world, with nary an Axis plane […]

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E. Vidal / Litografia Colombia, Bogota, COFFEE MAP OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA WORLD’S LARGEST PRODUCER OF MILD COFFEES. Bogota: National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, 1933.

A must-have for the coffee lover

A detailed thematic map of coffee cultivation in Colombia, issued in 1933 by the National Federation of Coffee Growers.  The map uses red dots to indicate the “coffee districts,” concentrated primarily in the Andean highlands. Flanking it to the right are tables listing distances from growing districts to oceanic ports, steamship companies engaged in the […]

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Geo[rge] H. Walker & Co., Birds-Eye View from Summit of Mt. Washington; White Mountains, New Hampshire. Boston: Passenger Department of Boston & Maine R.R., 1902.

Iconic bird’s eye view of Mount Washington

A spectacular promotional bird’s-eye view of Mount Washington and the White Mountains, issued by the Boston & Maine Railroad. By the early 20th century the Lakes and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire were major tourist destinations, with a well-developed network of hotels and resort towns and villages. With the proliferation of the automobile some […]

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A spectacular and superlatively rare promotional

A spectacular and superlatively rare promotional tract map and birdseye view of the Perrin Colony, located near the town of Fresno, California. The work provides a fine illustration of the first Perrin Colony, one of the earliest large scale farming colonies near the newly formed City of Fresno, which was incorporated in 1885. The plat […]

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World map in Esperanto

An extremely rare promotional map of the world, given to participants in an Esperanto course offered at Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Though the map is undated, the Esperanto Center was active from the mid 1920s into the 1930s, and I find an announcement of just such a course in De Eerste Heemsteedsche Courant for Jan. […]

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Mammoth map publisher’s promotional album

A striking and unusual promotional album issued by the Buffalo-based map publisher Whitney-Graham Company, featuring numerous maps of American rail and utility networks. The album consists of a page of introductory text, followed by a total of 20 maps pasted on 13 leaves. An introductory page of text proudly states that the volume offers “Unmistakable evidence of the highest […]

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Promotional poster for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival

A marvelous chromolithograph promotional poster for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is the oldest of its kind in the United States. It was first held in 1886 in response to, of all things, a slight by the Eastern media: “Several Eastern newspaper correspondents kindled the start of the Winter Carnival by […]

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Promotional broadside for the St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway

An exuberant two-color promotional broadside for the St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway, promising “The Shortest! The Safest! The Quickest! The Best! Route to All Points West.” The St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway had its origins in 1851 as the Northern Missouri Railroad, one of several chartered and financed by the State […]

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1897 Nickel Plate Road promotional Alaska map

An unrecorded Klondike Gold Rush promotional map

A striking and unrecorded 1897 map of Alaska, issued by an eastern railroad attempting to cash in on gold fever at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. Owned in partnership with James Arsenault & Company. The map embraces Alaska, the westernmost portion of the North West Territory (including what would become Yukon Territory the […]

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