Pictorial Maps Miami International Map Fair February 2017
Oldimprints.com will be exhibiting at the Miami International Map Fair at HistoryMiami February 4-5, 2017. This year one of the map fair events, with oldimprints participating, consists of a panel focusing on the institutional, research, and private collecting approaches to the study of twentieth century pictorial maps. It is gratifying to see the growing interest in these colorful and frequently humorous maps, especially as their ephemeral nature often belies their significance as repositories of historical and social interest.
Please find below our latest catalogue of pictorial maps; a selection is also available as a pdf HERE
ATLAS - CELESTIAL) Burritt, Elijah H.
New York. Huntington and Savage. 1836. Plates I-VII (one double-page black and white plan, one double-page map with handcolor plus six single page handcolored maps), original paper-covered stiff card wrappers, 16 x 14 1/4 inches. The covers show considerable past dampstaining with discoloration and light undulation, also heavy wear to... Item #54070
Shurtleff, Elizabeth (illus).
Graphic History Association. Copyright 1930. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 24 x 34 inches on sheet size 24 3/4 x 35 1/2 folding as issued to 9 x 12 1/2 inches. Text on verso of map. Light wear along folds, 1 1/2 inch split at two fold... Item #42750
CENTRAL AMERICA - JO MORA)
Mora, Jo (mapmaker).
Grace Line. Copyright 1933. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, map 31 x 22 3/4 inches on sheet 32 x 24 inches, mounted on linen. There is some light undulation to the poster from the older linen mounting process, only noticeable in raking light. Otherwise the poster... Item #54064
Southard, Frank Randolph (mapmaker).
New York. Friendship Press. 1932. Wall-sized pictorial map, 37 1/4 x 48 1/2 inches on sheet 38 1/4 x 49 3/4 inches (97.5 x 126 cm), originally folded, now archivally mounted on linen. Evidence of some minor chipping to folds, now minimsed. Color pencil additions to... Item #53564
COLORADO - 1897)
Omaha, Nebraska. Passenger Department Burlington Route. No date. Map is copyright 1897. Booklet, illustrated throughout with black and white photo illustrations, folding map, 56pp, 5 1/2 x 4 inches, decorative paper wrappers. Folded map at rear unfolding to 8 x 10 1/2 inches (Copyright 1897 by Poole Bros., Chicago). Light... Item #54056
CONNECTICUT) Compiled by Mathias Spiess. Copyrighted by Mary Pierson Cheney.
Griswold, Hayden L. (mapmaker).
Connecticut Society of The Colonial Dames of America. 1930. Map with handcolor, 17 1/4 x 22 1/4 on sheet 19 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches. Overall light toning to sheet, several tears in margins now repaired and minimised by archival mounting on linen. An uncommon map... Item #53821
FLORIDA - MIAMI)
Miami Florida. Miami Beach. Coral Gables. Hialeah, Opa-locka, Miami Springs and the Famous Redland District of Dade County.
Brown, Dick (cover illustration).
No Place of Publication. No publisher. No date. Ca. 1930. Booklet, 9 x 4 opening to pages 9 x 8 inches, black and white illustrations throughout, unpaginated (32 pp including covers), color maps on inside front and back covers, color pictorial wrappers. Very good condition. Color... Item #54084
Gulf Oil. 1938. Pictographic road map, 40 x 18 inches, originally double-sided pamphlet now archivally mounted on linen. Few small spots, one town circled in pencil, overall very good condition. Wonderful oversized pictorial map with whimsical pictographs highlighting the delights of Florida. Item #54017
Hamlin, P. (illus).
The Greyhound Corporation. Copyright 1936. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 18 x 24 inches, inset route maps, professionally mounted to linen backing. Very good condition, light wear minimized by linen backing. Big, bold pictographs (many with stereotypes of the 1930s) highlighting the fun activities of Florida and... Item #53401
Way, Geo D. (illus).
1954. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 18 1/4 x 20 inches on sheet size 18 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches, folding as issued to 9 x 4 inches, color map on verso. Small stamp of previous owner plus written surname at upper centre of map, surname... Item #46768
Washington, D.C. America Automobile Association. No date. Ca. 1939. Pamphlet, 9 x 4 inches, unfolding to color map bordered by vignette color illustrations, sheet size 23 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches, text and single color illustrations on verso. Archivally mounted on linen, very good condition. Attractive map of Florida bordered... Item #53803
GERMANY - WORLD WAR II)
Chicago. Chicago Daily Tribune. 03-12- 1945. Color map on sheet size 16 3/4 x 23 inches, single sheet from the Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper March 12, 1945. Very good condition. A reproduction of a "pictorial map of Germany, of the kind sold to tourists before the war...shows Germany as it... Item #54014
ILLINOIS - CHICAGO)
Chicago. The Chicago Convention Bureau, Incorporated. No date. Ca. 1948. Pamphlet, 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches, unfolding to color pictographic / pictorial map on sheet 17 x 30 inches, text and black and white photo illustrations on verso. Very good condition. A bold mid-century mapping of the Windy City... Item #53996
Smith, Karl (illus).
Louisville, KY. Karl Smith. Copyright 1933. Later issue. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 14 1/4 x 20 inches on sheet size 12 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches. Archivally mounted on linen, very good condition. An attractive map of Kentucky by Karl Smith featuring pictographs representing cities, historical... Item #53818
MARYLAND - BALTIMORE)
Yardley, Richard Q. (map illus).
Baltimore. Oriole Cafeterias, Inc. 1947. Colorful comic pictorial map of Baltimore, 7 1/2 x 3 1/4; inches unfolding to 16 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, produced to advertise the city's three Oriole Cafeterias. The map, published in 1947, was created by Richard Q. Yardley, an... Item #42324
MASSACHUSETTS - CAPE COD / MARTHA'S VINEYARD)
Decorative Map of Cape Cod. The Reaches of Cape Cod, Nantucket & Marthas Vineyard [sic], Massachusetts.
Attleboro, MA. The Colonial Craftsmen. Copyright 1940. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 21 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches on sheet size 22 x 27 3/4 inches. Several short tears to lower edge not entering image, light creasing to lower margin not affecting the image; image is clean and bright, very... Item #48203
NEW YORK - LONG ISLAND)
Nelson, Catherine & E. Theodore (illus).
Copyright 1964. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 12 1/4 x 18 inches on sheet size 14 x 20 inches. Very good, clean condition with tiny spots of adhesive residue at upper corners. Attractive decorative map of Long Island, New York, by Catherine & E.... Item #52576
NEW YORK - LONG ISLAND)
New York. Standard Oil. No date. Ca. 1935. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 7 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches on sheet size 10 3/4 x 25. Issued with no text on verso, folded into four panels, now archivally mounted on linen, very good condition. The scarce independent issue pictorial map... Item #53193
NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY)
A Map of New York which is Published by the Washington Square Bookshop. Here is a map to give you pleasure, a town reduced to your mantel's measure, city of gaiety, city of gold, your Bagdad on Hudson, three hundred years old.
Platt, Joseph B. (designed by).
New York. Washington Square Bookshop. 1925. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 30 1/2 x 38 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Folds (as issued) with infill at fold intersections, pinholes, a few tears (minimized by linen backing). Very good condition. A vibrant bird's eye view of... Item #40963
OREGON - BIRD'S EYE VIEW MAP)
Routledge, Fred A. (illus).
Portland, OR. Portland Chamber of Commerce. 1929. Color bird's eye view map, image 20 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches on sheet size 22 x 33 1/2 inches, Light wear to folds now minimised by professional linen backing. Very good condition. Handsome color bird's-eye view map of... Item #46238
OREGON - COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE)
America's Greatest Scenic Asset. The Columbia Highway Portland, Oregon. Pamphlet title: Portland Oregon featuring The Columbia River Highway.
Routledge, Fred A. (illus).
Portland, OR. Portland Chamber of Commerce. Ca. 1920. Bird's eye view pictorial map 20 x 31 1/2 inches on sheet 20 3/4 x 32 inches, published folding into a pamphlet, now archivally mounted on linen. Small paper loss at fold intersections now filled and scarcely noticeable... Item #53814
PANAMA - PANAMA CANAL)
Pictorial Map of the Republic of Panama with the Canal Zone. Designed and copyrighted by Clark Teegarden and John F. Herman.
Teegarden, Clark and John F. Herman (illus).
Seattle. Clark Teegarden and John F. Herman. No date. Ca. 1940s. Color pictorial / pictographic map / poster, archivally mounted on linen, image 29 x 46 inches on sheet 31 x 48 inches. Minor imperfections now minimising with archival backing, very good condition... Item #44283
Griffin, Frederick (mapmaker).
No Place of Publication. The Scottish Tourist Board. No date. Ca. 1950s-1960s? Color pictorial map poster, sheet 38 x 24 3/4 inches. Overall light creasing, 3 pinholes in outer margin at each corner, some discoloration to verso not visible from front, light toning and undulation to lower... Item #54062
Chicago. Colortext Publications, 1935. Color pictographic / pictorial map, map 15 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet 17 x 13 1/2 inches, one horizontal fold apparently as issued. Two margin tears just touching neatline, otherwise very good condition. A decorative and informative map of Scotland from the "Story Map" series... Item #54081
UNITED STATES - FOOD PRODUCTION)
A Food Map of the United States showing the part played by each of our States in supplying the Nation's larder.
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. 1932. Color pictorial map, 33 1/2 x 43 inches on sheet size 35 1/4 x 44 3/4 inches, multiple fold as issued. Professionally mounted on linen, minimising original folds. Filled pinholes in corners and lower edge light wear along folds now... Item #48917