Colour print, 65 x 51 cm (25.6 x 20 inches), with an original brochure with an index: 8°, 10 pp., wrappers with title, stapled. Housed in an original illustrated wrappers with a flap (a small hand-written monogram of the previous owner, otherwise in a near-mint unused condition with a minimal stains on the spine of the wrappers).
A rare ephemeral artefact from the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I, being a mimeographed map made in the field by Ottoman soldiers, depicting the theatre of the Battles of Krithia (Alçitepe), a series of four major altercations fought between British Imperial-French forces and the Turks between April and August 1915. Mimeograph in purple (Very Good, old vertical centrefold,…
A large, seemingly unrecorded geological wall map of South Istria and Northern Dalmatian Islands with manuscript colouring was made after WWII, when the territory was regained by Yugoslavia after more than two decades under Fascist Italian government.
Edward Stanford, 1919. Very rare – the most sophisticated cartographic analysis of the ‘Thrace Question’, concerning the geographic partitioning of the region which was one of the great bones of contention between Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey in the wake of World War I; an atlas of 19 full page colour plates of historical and ethnographic maps collected from the most authoritative…
[New Political Map of Greece under D. Dimitrakos] [Neos politikos khartis tes Ellados ipo D. Dimitraki] Colour lithograph, 100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches) (soft folds, tiny tears in margins, otherwise in a good condition).
A scarce and fascinating work of early American Cold War propaganda, being a map of the Soviet Union depicting its horrific archipelago of gulags, published in Vienna in 1951 by the U.S. Information Service and directed towards the Austrian audience which was supposedly to be technically ‘neutral’ in the Cold War. Colour printed map, folding into paper covers…
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