Catalog Archive
Auction 184, Lot 32

"[Philips Radio Pictorial Map of the World]",

Subject: World

Period: 1935 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

42.2 x 29.3 inches
107.2 x 74.4 cm
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This oversized pictorial map was published by Philips Radio to advertise their shortwave radio sets, and identifies the locations of over 70 shortwave radio stations around the world. The stations are marked by numbered red circles that correspond with an alphabetical directory in a row of cartouches at bottom, which give the call sign and frequency of each station. The remainder of the map is filled with charming images of the people, animals, plants and man-made structures that can be found on each continent. Northern Asia, which apparently at the time did not offer any shortwave radio stations, is covered by an inset with an outline map of the world showing global time zones. Created by Walter Eckhard, whose signature appears just below the compass rose at bottom left.

References: Rumsey #8110.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened and professionally backed in archival tissue to repair a few minor separations along the folds, tiny holes at fold intersections, and tiny tears. There are also some minor abrasions in the image that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/15/2021