PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
Lovely clean colours in this circa 1920's / 30's Physical map of New Zealand by Alexandria Gross, also showing two smaller insert maps showing vegetation and mean annual rainfall and temperature.
A great size for framing and display this map was once folder bound and published by Geographia Ltd of 55 Fleet St, London.
SIZE : 645mm x 510mm
CONDITION : Overall very clean for age, center fold line with binding spine to rear. Pencil writing bottom left corner.
Geographia Ltd was a prolific London-based publisher of globes, maps and atlases from the early 1900s to the late 1980s. Thereafter, it was eventually absorbed into Collins Bartholomew, the cartographic division of Harper Collins.
Geographia was founded by Alexander Gross (1879-1958), described in the Collins Bartholomew company history as "a truculent Hungarian immigrant." The firm produced street maps and atlases of all the major cities in the United Kingdom, the most popular of which was the Greater London Street Atlas and its New York office produced street guides for American cities in the mid 20th century. Scholar Elly Dekker estimates the dates of Geographia globe production as ranging from 1910 to 1987.
Vintage Physical Map of New Zealand
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