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
Aitchison, R.T. (illus).
Wilmington, DE. The Mentholatum Co. Copyright 1941. Color pictographic / pictorial map, sheet size 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. Tape residue at three corners, two tiny edge tears, good condition. Colorful historical map by R. T. Aitchison. "Inhabited by the Quapaw (Arkansa) Tribe of the Sioux... Item #54374
CALIFORNIA - DEATH VALLEY)
Eddy, Gerald A. (mapmaker). Cover illustration by Sam Hyde Harris.
Death Valley Hotel Company, Ltd. Ca. 1936. Booklet, sheets 9 x 16 inches folded to 9 x 4 inches, color pictorial map (9 x 16 inches), black and white photo illustrations, color cover illustration. Some paper adhered to upper edge... Item #54671
CALIFORNIA - DEATH VALLEY)
Lindgren, Jolly (drawn by).
Spokane, WA. Lindgren Brothers. 1948. Color pictorial / pictographic map, sheet 22 X 16 3/4 inches; originally published folded, now archivally mounted on linen. In 1932 the Lindgren Brothers of Spokane, Washington began manufacturing colorful silk-screened maps depicting iconic national parks and other scenic areas. With... Item #54688
CALIFORNIA - LAKE TAHOE)
Eddy, Gerald (illus).
Tahoe City, CA. Lake Tahoe-Sierra Association. No date. Ca. 1940s. Color pictorial map 17 x 22 1/2 inches on sheet 18 x 24 inches folding into pamphlet 9 x 4 inches, two smaller maps, illustrations and text on verso, black and white photo illustration cover. Very good... Item #41104
CALIFORNIA - LONG BEACH / LOS ANGELES)
Atwood, Mary Hall (mapmaker).
Long Beach, CA. Chamber of Commerce. 1933. Two color pictographic / pictorial maps, each approx 8 x 10 inches on sheet size 18 x 12 folding to pamphlet 9 1/4 x 4 inches, text and color illustrations on verso. Little (1/8 inch) paper loss at lower... Item #41122
CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES)
Los Angeles. Pacific Press Inc. / Los Angeles Allied Printing Trades Council. 1954. Color pictographic / pictorial map archivally mounted on linen with short separations at folds now repaired. Very good condition. A decorative, fascinating piece of Southern California history, this 1954 map celebrates Los Angeles' developing freeway system, color... Item #54686
CALIFORNIA - PASADENA - ROSE PARADE)
Wookey, Howard (mapmaker).
Pasadena, CA. Howard Wookey. Copyright 1933. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 17 1/4 x 24 inches on sheet size 18 1/4 x 25 inches, folding as issued into mailing envelope 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Archivally repaired separation at right horizontal fold, overall very good condition... Item #54685
CALIFORNIA - YOSEMITE)
A Pic - Tour Map. what to do...where to go...what to see... Yosemite Valley. (Map title: Yosemite Valley.)
Cavagnaro Holub (mapmaker).
San Francisco. H.S.Crocker co. 1963. Color bird's eye view style pictographic / pictorial map, 22 x 18 inches, color photo illustrations on verso, folding to mailing pamphlet 9 x 5 1/2 inches, multiple fold as issued. Short separations at two central fold intersections, number '50' at upper... Item #54669
CHINA - PEIPING / BEIJING)
Peiping. The Peiping Chronicle. 10-1- 1936. Color pictorial map, 28 3/4 x 41 3/4 inches on sheet size 36 x 44 inches. Short splits at two fold ends (left hand side) and one longer split at right fold end, just to neat line; separations at three fold intersections... Item #43786
CUBA - HAVANA - UNCOMMON FIRST EDITION OF THIS MAP)
Iglesisas, Ramiro E. (mapmaker).
Havana. Cuban Tourist Commission. 1947. Black and white pictographic / pictorial map, 20 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches on sheet 21 3/4 x 28 inches, folding to 7 1/2 x 5 inches. One inch tear to upper edge, but overall very good, clean condition with a.... Item #54653
CUBA - HAVANA)
Panoramic and Monumental Map of Havana. (Plano Panoramico y Monumental de La Habana). Cover title: Panoramic Map of Greater Havana.)
Mirabal, Roglio L. (illus).
Havana. Cuban Tourist Commission. No date. Ca. 1950s. Black and white pictographic / pictorial map, 16 1/2 x 20 inches on sheet 18 x 23 3/4 inches, folding to 6 x 4 1/2 inches. Light creasing from use, good condition. An attractive bird's eye view style... Item #54655
FLORIDA - MIAMI - EASTERN AIRLINES)
Travieso, Ruben, and Pedro Astudillo (illus).
Eastern Airlines. No date. Ca. 1980s? Color poster, 24 x 18 inches. Very good condition. Super fun map image of South and Central America, the Caribbean and Florida, with sun, rainbow, moon and an airline full of eager participants in the Carnaval Miami festival... Item #54508
FLORIDA - MIAMI BEACH)
Morgan, F. L. (map illus).
Miami, FL. The Grand Hotel. No date. Ca. late 1930s. Folded brochure opening to colorful lithographic map of Miami Beach, 9 x 16 inches, with major sites identified including: the Dog Track, Minsky’s, City Hall, Bay Shore Golf Course, Lummus Park, Roney Plaza, and many... Item #53771
FLORIDA - MIAMI)
Miami, FL. Dade County Newsdealers Supply Co. 1943. War Time Edition. Color bird's eye view pictorial map, approximately 15 x 26 inches on sheet 20 x 32 inches folding to 10 x 4 inches, map is bordered by hotel listings, multiple fold as issued. Inset map of Distances to Miami... Item #39069
FLORIDA - MIAMI)
The Land of Palms and Sunshine. Miami by the Sea. (Interior title: Invincible Miami The Wonder City World's Greatest Sports Center).
Miami, FL. Miami Chamber of Commerce. Copyright 1927. Booklet, black and white photo illustrations with decorative color borders, small color street map, unpaginated, 9 x 4 inches unfolding to 9 x 8 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers with color maps on interior back and front covers. Light wear to cover... Item #54657
FLORIDA - MIAMI)
Miami and Suburbs (Central city area). Maps 1 - 5 from Plat Book of Greater Miami Florida and Suburbs.
Philadelphia. G.M. Hopkins Co. Copyright 1935. [1936 or 1941]. 5 maps, handcolored, each sheet size 24 x 36 inches with centrefold as issued. Damp stain to lower margins of all maps; scarcely noticeable except for sheet 1 where it is visible mostly at the lower areas of the left and... Item #46693
FLORIDA - MIAMI)
Miami, FL. Gulf Stream card and Distributing Co. No date. Ca. 1950. Color pictographic / pictorial street map, 23 x 16 1/2 on sheet size 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 folding as issued to pamphlet 9 x 4 inches, text on verso. Light soiling to covers, only lightly visible at... Item #44342
FLORIDA - ORLANDO)
Late 1910s. PAMPHLET, folding once to 9 x 4 inches, black and white photo illustrations throughout, orange black and white border illustrations throughout, 2 color maps on centrefold sheet (10 3/4 x 8 inches), color cover illustration, unpaginated (approx 39 pages). Approx. 2 inch split to cover at bottom of... Item #39545
FLORIDA - PALM BEACH - BOOSTER PUBLICATION)
No Place of Publication. Board of County Commissioners. No date. Ca. 1926. Brochure, 9 x 7 ¾ inches, 10 pp., folded in half, very likely for mailing. Color illustrations on front and back covers; black and white photo illustrations on interior. Spine split and held together in two places with... Item #54677
FLORIDA - TAMPA)
Tampa. Copyright 1936. Red and black street map, 21 x 18 inches on sheet size 23 3/4 x 19 inches, folding as issued to pamphlet 9 1/2 x 4 inches. Some splits and insect damage to lower center fold. Paragraphs on "Sightseeing Tour of Tampa" & "An Industrial Tour" in... Item #48219
Suchy, Arthur B. (illus).
No date. Ca._ 1940. Pictorial map, modern handcolor, 21 1/2 x 30 inches (55 x 76cm) on sheet 25 x 32 1/2 inches. Fine condition. A rare and decorative Florida map of Key West, a community of central importance to American military and cultural history, by... Item #42351
London. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Chapman and Hall). 1834. Engraved map with outline handcolor, sheet 16 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches, very good condition (there are short clean cuts to the sheet where the Florida Keys (Cays) are printed but this appears to be a feature of... Item #54437
Surveyor Generals Office. 1849. Map, black and white, 21 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches, multiple folds as issued. A particularly clean and bright copy: trimmed to the neat line for 2/3 of left margin, very light foxing at top left border scarcely visible, crease at left edge and one small... Item #35517
Sun Map of Florida and the Gulf Coast. Trade Sleet and Snow for Sandy Beaches by Greyhound. (Map title: Map your trip South by Greyhound).
The Greyhound Corporation. Copyright 1938. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 18 x 24 inches, 6 small inset route maps, folding to pamphlet 9 x 4 inches, color illustrations and text on verso. Travel stamp to front cover, fine condition, crisp and clean. One of Greyhound's most effective maps filled with... Item #35623
FLORIDA) Norton, Charles Ledyard.
New York. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1894. Third Edition, Revised. Illustrated throughout with black and white maps, several folding, large folding map tipped in at rear, xxxii+392pp, index, 6 1/2 x 5 inches, decorative red cloth boards. Light wear and soiling to covers, previous owner's name on inside front covers... Item #53994