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Auction 187, Lot 34

NO RESERVE - This Map is Going to the Dogs!

"Dog Map of the World", Smith, J.L.

Subject: World

Period: 1935 (published)

Publication: The Illustrated London News

Color: Printed Color

17.9 x 11.3 inches
45.5 x 28.7 cm
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This is an updated color version of J.L. Smith Company's 1933 map "reproduced by special permission" for The Illustrated London News. Originally used as an advertising piece for Spratt's pet food company, this world map is surrounded by 66 illustrations of dogs which are keyed to the map revealing each breed's country of origin. Additional information for each breed is provided including date of founding, height, and weight. The cartouche at lower left states that "on the border of this map are shown most of the breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club," and in the top right corner is Lord Byron's "Epitaph to a Dog." Text below the map reveals that half of the breeds came from the British Isles. Published in the March 2, 1935 issue of The Illustrated London News.


Condition: B+

Clean and colorful with small staple holes where it was previously bound in the magazine.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $650

Closed on 4/27/2022