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National Geographic "A Modern Pilgrim's Map of the British Isles" Map, 1937

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A color lithographic printed map titled A Modern Pilgrim’s Map of The British Isles, designed by American cartographer Charles E. Riddiford and published as the supplemental to the June 1937 issue of the National Geographic Magazine under editor Gilbert Grosvenor. This pictorial map details England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, listing the counties of each and labeling cities, castles, tourist attractions, major railways, roadways, and canals, with topographical details and elevations. It features cartouche title card, compass, and labels, with the four winds illustrated in each corner. The map is bordered by portraits of notable historical figures and vignettes from the area, with each corner featuring a scene from one of the countries. Publication and printing information is printed to the lower edge. The map is presented folded as issued.

Medium on Ground Color lithograph on paper
Artist (Nationality, Lifespan) Designed by C. E. Riddiford (American, 20th Century)
Title A Modern Pilgrim’s Map of The British Isles, 1937
Portfolio and/or Book Supplemental in the June 1937 issue of National Geographic Magazine
Publisher Published by the National Geographic Society
Printer Printed by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore
Map Type Pictorial/Bird’s Eye Map, Railroad Map, Novelty Map
Presentation Unframed


- some toning to paper, concentrated at folds; creases to map as issued with minor additional wrinkles to paper.


29.5" W x 36.0" H x 0.25" D

- measures full sheet unfolded.

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