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Printed by Richard Tilling, 106, Great Dover Street, London, SUBJECT NATIONALITIES OF THE GERMAN ALLIANCE (With a Map drawn from German Sources). London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1917.

First World War propaganda map arguing for national self-determination

An Allied propaganda pamphlet and map from the First World War, together highlighting the hegemonic nature of the Central Powers and arguing for a post-war reorganization of Europe and the Middle East according to the principle of national self-determination. The map depicts Europe and the Near East, color-coded to indicate the dominant nationalities in the […]

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1918 Red Cross "Make Good the Promise" poster for its Second War Fund drive

The American Red Cross raises its Second War Fund in 1918

A mammoth, vibrant and effective American Red Cross poster exhorting citizens to contribute to its Second War Fund drive in May 2018. The poster features an outline map of northeastern North America, the Atlantic and northern Europe. The continents are linked by a vibrant rainbow originating in an American pot of gold—bearing the label “Keep […]

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HERE ARE THE KAISER’S WAR PLANS / National Security League’s Warning to Thoughtful Americans.... HOW GERMANY WANTED THE WORLD TO LOOK / A Graphic Explanation of Why There Is a War. New York: National Security League, [1917.]

World War One propaganda map advocating American intervention

A dramatic World War One propaganda poster, published in the Fall of 1917 to prod the American public into entering the conflict. The poster features a large map with regions held or allegedly coveted by Germany colored a vivid red, suggesting a tide of blood washing over the world. Below the map 36 statements from German “leaders […]

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Rare Civil War broadside with a propaganda map

The Republican Party fractured under the political pressures of the Civil War, and in 1864 one wing broke away, established the Radical Democracy Party and nominated John C. Fremont as their presidential candidate. In response pro-Lincoln Republicans rebranded themselves as the National Union Party in order to facilitate a coalition with northern War Democrats. At […]

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[ Beaver Map ] Herman Moll, A New and Exact MAP of the DOMINIONS of the KING of GREAT BRITAIN on ye Continent of NORTH AMERICA. Containing NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW SCOTLAND, NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PENSILVANIA MARYLAND, VIRGINIA AND CAROLINA According to the Newest and most Exact Observations… London: Herman Moll, [1715.].

First state of Moll’s Beaver Map in spectacular early color

Herman Moll’s iconic Beaver Map, depicting Great Britain’s North American colonies after the Settlement of Utrecht. Offered here in the rare first state, with vibrant early color. The map is of great geopolitical significance, “… noted for being among the first and most important cartographic documents relating to the ongoing dispute between France and Great […]

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Fireworks Graphics, SUPPORT THE BLACK LIBERATION ARMY & ALL NEW AFRIKAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS. [Oakland:] National Committee to Defend New Afrikan Freedom Fighters, ca. 1981.

Black Liberation Army poster with map of the Republic of New Afrika

A striking ca. 1981 Black Liberation Army (BLA) propaganda poster featuring a map of the Deep South reimagined as the Republic of New Afrika. The poster features a half-length portrait of BLA member Mtayari Shabaka Sundiata, killed in 1981 in a shoot-out with police after the robbery of a Brinks armored car in Nyack, New […]

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Anti-Khruschev propaganda leaflet

An amazing propaganda leaflet from Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev’s visit to the United States in 1960. It was during this trip that  he famously banged a shoe on his desk in the United Nations General Assembly. The recto of this wonderful little leaflet features virulent anti-Khruschev, anti-Communist language, apparently sincere but of dubious literary merit. […]

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First World War propaganda map by the Committee on Public Information

A compelling First World War propaganda map designed to shape American public opinion in favor of American involvement. This large broadside is surmounted by a map of Europe, North Africa and the Near East depicting the Central Powers (red) and the Entente (black), with territory held by each side indicating by shading in the corresponding […]

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Four anti-war maps by the War Resisters League (last of 10 sets!)

Research by Judy Kowalok & Michael Marsh / Design by Rick Bickhart, ARMS ACROSS AMERICA[:] WAGING THIRD WORLD WAR. New York: War Resisters League, August 1989.  Lithographic map printed in colors on coated stock, chart printed in blue on verso, 34”h x 22”w at sheet edge. Very faint discoloration along edges, else excellent. OCLC 41875007 […]

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