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Auction 191, Lot 70

The Name’s Bond. James Bond.

"The Ian Fleming Thriller Map",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Literary Map

Period: 1987 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

27.2 x 20.6 inches
69.1 x 52.3 cm
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This map is for all aficionados of James Bond and Ian Fleming's series of thriller novels. The focus is of course a larger-than life James Bond, holding a Walther PPK in one hand and a martini with a large centipede in it in the other hand, standing over a Bond girl with a bottle of champagne. The figures bear the likeness of Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, who starred in the first Bond film Dr. No in 1962. Also pictured are an Aston Martin and a "Drax" nuclear missile. The British flag and a world map form the background, with cities that appeared in Fleming's series marked and numbered, corresponding to a legend at bottom listing the locations and routes of James Bond's exploits, which are listed by each novel. The legend is superimposed on the silhouettes of two naked Bond girls. The map is accompanied by the original pictorial cardstock folder in which it was sold. This map was published as a series of literary maps by Aaron Blake Publishers.


Condition: A

Clean and colorful with some soft creases. Issued folding. The cardstock folder is in excellent condition.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/8/2023