Phyllis Pearsall

These two European maps point to two quite distinct traditions of cartographic representation dating back to the early 14 th Century. In the 19 th Century the metaphorical tradition of the European Queen witnessed a new and distinctive reincarnation — the political cartoon map of Europe — which reflected and mirrored the momentous political and cultural changes that transformed Europe between and Individual nations were caricaturized and distinctive national identities given new and popular symbolic expression. Increasingly politicised, the cartoon map of Europe finally disappeared in the turmoil of World War I, victim to new and more powerful forms of mass media and communication. Its vestiges remain clearly visible in the design and iconography of subsequent propaganda posters of Bolshevik Russia and of World War II. As well as offering a recognisable metaphor for Europe as the Queen of Culture and Civilisation, the map perhaps also provides a parallel political metaphor for contemporary 16 th Century Europe. There are many different strands and levels to this alternative tradition of map representation, unfortunately most of them beyond the scope of our consideration here. However in the 19 th Century a new and quite distinctive genre of European cartography emerged — the political cartoon map — which uniquely reflected and mirrored the momentous political and cultural changes that were transforming the landscape of Europe.

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Buy Digital Image. Geographia, Ltd. The company was founded by Alexander Gross – , a Hungarian immigrant to the United Kingdom. Geographia Ltd. Many of his maps were drawn by a mysterious ‘Mr. Fountain’ of which we have been able to discovery little.


Clason Map Company was a map publisher in Denver, Colorado that published the first road atlas of the U. It failed during the Great Depression. Clason maps are notorious for having no date information. Instead, various elements of the maps changed over time. Use the link above to connect to a site at Michigan State University to learn more about dating Clason maps. Diversified Maps.

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When Christopher Columbus first set foot in what’s now the Bahamas, it was the lucky sum of a 1,year-old cartographical error and Columbus’s own miscalculations of the globe. By his calculation, India lay within a 2,mile voyage west of Spain. He was off by about 8, miles. Maps are a 10,year journey of humans trying to understand Earth. But to understand how we got here, look to these eight maps that tell the history of how we view the world. The oldest surviving world map depicts the worldview of Babylonians circa B.

The 5-inch stone tablet is centered around Babylon, the wide rectangle, which straddles the Euphrates River, depicted by the crooked lines running from top to bottom.

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Phyllis Isobella Pearsall MBE 25 September — 28 August was a British painter and writer who founded the Geographers’ A-Z Map Company , for which she is regarded as one of the most successful business people of the twentieth century. She grew up with her older brother, the artist Anthony Gross , in London and travelled all over Europe from an early age. Her father founded the cartographic company Geographia Ltd , [3] which produced, among others, street maps of most British towns and although successful, eventually went bankrupt; Gross re-launched the company in the United States as the Geographia Map Company a few years later.

Her parents had a very tense marriage which soon dissolved. Her mother remarried but died some years later in an asylum. Phyllis Gross was educated at Roedean School , a private boarding school near Brighton , which she had to leave when her father went bankrupt. Later, she studied at the Sorbonne , spending her first few months in Paris, sleeping rough before moving to a bedsit where she met the writer Vladimir Nabokov.

She married Richard Pearsall, an artist friend of her brother. They were together for eight years, travelling in Spain and living in Paris, when she left him in Venice while he was asleep, without telling him anything. She did not remarry. By , Pearsall had become a portrait painter but became lost in London while using the latest map she could find, which was 17 years old.

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A list and brief history of London Atlases. This website is focused on late Victorian to early 20th century London because that is when my ancestors lived there and maps and books of this period are out of copyright and not all of them are prohibitively expensive or impossible to obtain. But I have looked at what happened before as a part of understanding that period and list atlases produced up to the ‘s.

OS maps often have a ‘printed’ or ‘published’ date which may be some years later Bartholomew and Geographia: Prior to around Bartholomew maps.

An atlas is a collection of various maps of the earth or a specific region of the earth, such as the U. The maps in atlases show geographic features, the topography of an area’s landscape and political boundaries. They also show climatic, social, religious and economic statistics of an area. Maps that make up atlases are traditionally bound as books. These are either hardcover for reference atlases or softcover for atlases that are meant to serve as travel guides.

There are also countless multimedia options for atlases, and many publishers are making their maps available for personal computers and the Internet. The use of maps and cartography to understand the world has a very long history. It is believed that the name “atlas,” meaning a collection of maps, came from the mythological Greek figure Atlas.

Legend says that Atlas was forced to hold the earth and the heavens on his shoulders as a punishment from the gods. His image was often printed on books with maps and they eventually became known as atlases. The earliest known atlas is associated with the Greco-Roman geographer Claudius Ptolemy.

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Sebastian Munster is one of the most important and famous mapmakers of the mid-sixteenth century, on account of two books that he published, an edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, published in , with 48 double-page woodcut maps, and his Cosmographia , published in , which contained upwards of five hundred woodcuts, including 24 double-page maps. These two publications, and their later editions, received a very wide circulation, and loose sheets, but also complete volumes, are readily available to the modern collector.

In , he joined the Franciscan Order, and four years later was sent to the monastery of St.

(Bacon’s Excelsior Wall Map).Date. [c].London. G W, Bacon. Size x mm. Date. [c]London, Geographia Ltd. Large folio, [15 x 23ins.].

The company is no longer trading, so its web profile is almost non-existant. Further searches reveal that the company was founded by a Hungarian immigrant, Alexander Gross, in and eventually became part of Collins Bartholomew. More information can be found on this page , just over halfway down, including this interesting snippet:. This is usually found in the bottom left hand corner of the first map in an atlas. I have 2 geographia maps that i bought in an old book shop in Howarth west yorkshire.

I was wondering if you could tell me there ages. Map 1 is coded B. ER and map 2 is L. Thank you. They are for my family research. All I know is the numbering scheme in the bottom left corner. I have a box set of 4 maps, no. Very briefly, Geographia was founded by Alexander Gross, but in the s he lost the company to its creditors, so emigrated to the USA to set up the like named company there.

Meanwhile, Geographia also prospered in the UK and, as you correctly say, eventually became part of Collins Bartholomew I think in the s.

Bartholomew’s Maps

Bartholomew, more than Ordnance Survey, concentrate on the traveller- The Railway traveller at first and the Road traveller in the 20th century. Red flags marking distance became a feature of their road maps. County borders are also well defined and the whole effect is a much more colourful piece of lithographic cartography than an equivalent OS piece. It has, perhaps one visual fault, that is: that colour gradation for height can easily be interpreted as vegetation growth or lack of it- and though the two are not unrelated- the parallel is far from exact.

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National Library of Australia. Search the catalogue for collection items held by the National Library of Australia. Read more Geographia Ltd. Relief shown by spot heights. Date of publication estimated from street address and dating code in bottom left corner: L BA, i. July Stationary Office. Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. You can view this on the NLA website. Login Register.

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