Hong Kong Architecture CHINA IN PRINT FAIR - HONG KONG NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016

BROWSE AN ARRAY OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS, EPHEMERA, MAPS & PRINTS OF MANY SUBJECTS & ERAS

Enjoy a trip with us to Asia countries in other eras by browsing our brief listing of items for the upcoming China in Print show.  In the beautiful location of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum book, ephemera and photograph dealers from around the world will be displaying a fascinating variety of antique and vintage historical paper.

 

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the Columbia River Gorge

The Pictorial Maps of Fred A. Routledge  

BY CRAIG CLINTON

WAS PUBLISHED IN THE SPRING 2016 issue of the OREGON HISTORICAL QUARTERLY and is now available online on the website of the Oregon Historical Society (click here) 

The Oregon Historical Quarterly comments "In this heavily illustrated research article, Craig Clinton documents Fred A. Routledge's career as a commercial artist through a series of pictorial maps from the 1890s through 1930s. Although "personal details relating to Routledge's life and career are quite scarce," Clinton examines a range of illustrations to tell a story of his career from early street-level illustrations for the West Shore magazine to later birds-eye views of the Pacific Northwest. Routledge's maps not only documented existing landscapes, but also his "enduring engagement with the natural world and his belief in the transformative potential of humankind." The "quality of his pictorial map," explains Clinton, "was to become a significant feature of commercial travel cartography in the 1930s and beyond.""

 

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Sail to Hong Kong poster

  

We will be exhibiting at the "China in Print"  

 HONG KONG RARE BOOK, PHOTOGRAPH AND MAP FAIR
香港稀有書本,古舊照片及地圖博覽會

November 18 to 20, 2016

Click here to browse items of Asian interest on our website, or contact us with requests 

 

 

 

  

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The Pictorial Maps of Frank M. Antoncich

For those interested in Pictorial Maps, we offer a short essay on Minnesota mapmaker Frank M. Antoncich.  "It is hoped this essay will provide useful documentation regarding a number of Frank Antoncich’s creative efforts, as well as prove helpful in establishing a more secure niche for him among the galaxy of pictorial cartographers of the 1930s and beyond." 

  Click here to read this essay.

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Story Map of the United States of America - Colortext Publications



Here at oldimprints.com one of our special interests is the revival of decorative mapmaking in the twentieth century.  It's surprising and frustrating how difficult it is to find information on the artists and publishers of these wonderful graphics.  So we're asking for leads to pursue in gathering information on a Chicago depression-era firm that issued a number of engaging and, at times, astonishing, pictorial maps, Colortext Publications.  Read here a short article on what owner and researcher Craig Clinton has learned to date.

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