War Map: Pictorial Conflict Maps 1900-1950


We are proud to announce the release of War Map, Pictorial Conflict Maps 1900 – 1950.
Global conflict in the first half of the 20th century is vividly illuminated in this book, presenting pictorial maps from the Boer War right up to the Korean War. The accompanying text explores the fascinating and often forgotten stories behind these iconic images.

During this period printed propaganda material reached a pinnacle in terms of innovation, importance and direct influence.

Gloriously illustrated, the maps range from the straightforwardly patriotic pieces of the 1900s, through the hate-filled effusions of the Nazis to the hope inspired maps by the likes of Max Gill and Ernest Dudley Chase as World War Two drew to a close.

The immediacy of the images still resonates with us today and captures these pivotal moments of the past. Together they form an extraordinary graphic record and offer a unique look at the art of persuasion and propaganda.

About the authors
Philip Curtis joined the Book Department at Christie’s in 1984 becoming the Travel Book and Map Specialist. Since 1992 he has been a director of The Map House in London. In 2012 he co-authored with Jakob Søndergård Pedersen The Mapping of Antarctica.

Jakob Søndergård Pedersen graduated from Aarhus University with a Masters degree in Classical Archaeology in 2009. He was a scholar at the Danish Academy in Rome in 2008 and went on to take part in a number of archaeological excavations around the Mediterranean. He joined The Map House in 2009 before relocating with his family to Spain in 2014.1About the publisher
The Map House is the world’s largest and oldest specialist antiquarian map gallery, selling maps, globes, prints, vintage posters and exploration ephemera since 1907.

War Map. Curtis, Philip & Jakob Søndergård Pedersen. London, 2016. 252 pages.
The book will be published on the 6th October 2016. We have a limited number of pre-publication copies signed by the authors. Only available at the Map House.  Order the book from us directly by emailing us: maps@themaphouse.com. Or purchase on Amazon.

We are currently holding an exhibition at The Map House until 18th November  highlighting the most pivotal pieces from the book and an exclusive view at the collection.