1955 Lindblad Pictorial Map of Africa. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Description: This is a stunning c. Lindblad pictorial map of Africa.
The map depicts the region from the Atlantic Ocean to the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean and from Spain, Sicily, and Greece to the Cape of Good Hope. Beautifully illustrated, the incredible biodiversity of this vast continent is on full display. The relative prosperity of French Colonial Africa along the Mediterranean is highlighted by green hills, mountains, and buildings meant to denote cities. The ruins of Carthage are illustrated in Tunisia, as are the Pyramids at Giza in Egypt.The artist emphasized the life-giving power of the Nile River by making the river valley a blue and green channel through the brown wasteland of the Sahara. The nomadic lifestyle of the people living in the Sahara is shown, complete with camels and horses. Sub-Saharan Africa is verdantly colored, with West Africa featuring a native village and locals fashioning ivory into trinkets. The wildlife of the region is, of course, the map's focus. Elephants, gazelles, gorillas, leopards, hippos, lions, and giraffes are only a few of the species illustrated.
The duality of native existence up against modern technology and the constant drive to exploit Africa's seemingly infinite natural resources also take center stage, with a large tractor and a diamond mine drawn next to local villages and livestock. The Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula are also illustrated in the upper right corner, complete with an illustration of the Great Mosque of Mecca in profile. Oil derricks are depicted along the Persian Gulf, along with a tanker plying the Gulf's waters to take the'black gold' to market. Dating the Map and Publication History. As this map is undated, precisely dating the piece is not possible.
We have used the illustration of what we believe to be a Douglas DC-7 over West Africa to give the piece a c. The DC-7 was produced by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 until 1958 and was the major piston engine-powered transport aircraft built by Douglas. The map was drawn by B.Norstedt and Sââner, and printed by Bengtson's Lithografiska in Stockholm. We are unaware of any examples of this map in institutional collections and have found records of it entering the private market twice in the last ten years. Size: Printed area measures 59.5 inches high by 50.5 inches wide. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged.
Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service.
Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing.
The item "1955 Lindblad Pictorial Map of Africa" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.