Auction 146, Lot 413

"Children's Map of London", Bartholomew, John

Subject: London, England

Period: 1950 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
29 x 20.9 inches
73.7 x 53.1 cm

This eye-catching pictorial map of London was intended for use by children. The map covers the area from Hyde Park to London Tower and St. Pancras Station to Victoria Station. The densely filled map displays parks, buildings, named streets and several quotations from the likes of Noyes, Kipling and Cowher. True to its intended audience, the map is surrounded by numerous small vignettes depicting nursery rhymes including Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill and Little Miss Muffett, as well as coats of arms. The map is backed with linen and attached to modern wooden rollers with ribbon tie.

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Condition: A

Bright and clean example with vivid color and a seller's label just below the bottom neatline. Rollers are attached and in excellent condition.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/4/2013

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