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Auction 198, Lot 38

"The Commonwealth of Nations - or the British Empire",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, World

Period: 1937 (dated)

Publication: The Christian Science Monitor

Color: Printed Color

21.6 x 15.1 inches
54.9 x 38.4 cm
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This map was included in the 8-page "Coronation Color Section" by Alonzo C. Webb and published in the April 22, 1937 issue of The Christian Science Monitor in advance of the coronation of George VI and Elizabeth on May 12, 1937. The lavish production shows the extent of the British Empire in red overprinting, highlighting its territories across the globe. Ornate illustrations with gold accents surround the map including the coat of arms of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa with the United Kingdom's seal balancing the composition at top. The verso contains portraits of Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, and the future King George VI.


Condition: A

The map is clean and colorful with a short centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin. Accompanying text is also near fine.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/19/2024