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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
UNITED STATES - HISTORICAL)
MAP OF AMERICA'S MAKING A Chart of Places and Events For those who would sail with the Discoverers seek freedom with the Colonists, follow the westward trails, subdue the Wilderness and behold THE BUILDING OF THE REPUBLIC.
Paine, Paul M. (mapmaker).
New York. R.R. Bowker Company. Copyright 1925, 1926, 1929. Color pictorial / pictographic map, map 21 x 29 1/2 inches on sheet 23 1/2 x 32 1/4 inches, mounted on thick board with tape edge as issued. Wear to corners and one spot at upper right... Item #53992
UNITED STATES - MARK TWAIN - MOVIES)
The Adventures of Mark Twain. A Pictorial Map of The Life of Mark Twain...River Pilot, Frontiersman, Reporter, Traveler, Famous Author and Great American. His Story is Told in The Motion Picture, "The Adventures of Mark Twain."
Blattner, Robert (illus).
Warner Bros. No date. [ 1944]. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 18 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 31 inches, folding as issued to 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Light creasing horizontally not noticeable from Very good condition. "The Adventures of Mark... Item #53995
UNITED STATES - NEW YORK)
New York. Columbia University Bookstore. No date. Ca. 1936- 1938. Black and white pictographic / pictorial map with handcolor, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches on sheet size 9 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Toning to paper, otherwise very good condition. A humorous map representing the proud New Yorker's sense... Item #45664
UNITED STATES PICTORIAL MAP)
Hess, Lowell (color cover illustration).
New Brunswick, NJ. Boy Scouts of America. 07- 1964. Vol. LIV, No. 7. Complete issue of the magazine July 1964, color pictorial map cover, illustrated throughout in black and white and color, 72pp, 13 x 10 1/2 inches. Mailing label at lower right corner, light... Item #53811
New York. Hagstrom Company. 1934. Color pictographic map, 10 x 13 inches with two folds as issued. Light wear to fold lines, short split at top left fold, good condition. An interesting little map with little comic pictographs; at the left are a selection of United States flags including "President's... Item #53998
Washington The Beautiful Capital of the Nation. Baltimore and Ohio. America's First Railroad. Washington's First Railroad.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. 1923. Bird's eye view, uncolored, image and text approximately 20 1/2 x 29 inches on sheet 21 3/4 x 31 1/4 inches, published folded now archivally mounted on linen. Offset from verso barely visible in upper left corner. A spectacular bird's eye view of Washington D.C.... Item #54013
WASHINGTON STATE - SEATTLE)
Reynolds, Clara (mapmaker).
Sandusky, Ohio. The American Crayon Company. 1927. Color pictorial map, sheet 24 x 17 inches, published folded now archivally mounted on linen. Short tears and little paper loss along folds now infilled and scarcely noticeable. Bright and clean condition. A whimsical view of the city of Seattle... Item #53807
Chase, Ernest Dudley (illus).
Winchester, MA. Ernest Dudley Chase. 1939. Two color poster, pictorial / pictographic map, image 18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm) on sheet 19 x 25 inches, folded as issued. Fine condition. An exquisitely detailed, handsome and informative map showing the world on Mercator's Projection... Item #53942