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Auction 184, Lot 462

Charming Beatles Map of Liverpool

"Beatles Map",

Subject: Liverpool, England

Period: 1974 (published)


Color: Printed Color

14.6 x 16.7 inches
37.1 x 42.4 cm
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Published in 1974 by the City of Liverpool Public Relations Office, this cartoon tourist map highlights the city's most famous hometown heroes: the Beatles. Much of the artwork nods to George Dunning's iconic work on the psychedelic animated film Yellow Submarine (1968), with the titular vessel appearing in the River Mersey. The map focuses on sites of interest to Beatles' fans, including their former homes, the schools they attended, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields (an orphanage), and Litherland Town Hall (the site of their first gig). Each of the Fab Four's birthplaces is marked by a stork carrying a baby version of each member. A charming piece of Beatles memorabilia.

References: Bryars & Harper (20th Century) pp. 166-167.

Condition: A

Issued folding on green paper with some light wear along a few folds.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/15/2021