Pictorial Maps

Pictorial maps combine cartography and illustrations of history, landmarks, culture, plants and animals, frequently with a touch of whimsy. Read more about them and the leading pictorial mapmakers in About Pictorial Maps.

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New England Pictorial Maps

Massachusetts and Connecticut
A Map of Interesting Cape Cod

Mary E. Murray
A Map of Interesting Cape Cod
Newtonville, Massachusetts: 1945
Color process print

A Map of Nantucket

Mary E. Murray
A Map of Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Far-Away Island
Newtonville, Massachusetts: 1945
Color process print

Cape Cod Embroidered Map

Cap Codd [Cape Cod]
American: 1932
Embroidery on linen

Cape Cod Waugh

Coulton Waugh
The Map of Old Cape Cod
American: 1930
Hand-colored print

Map of Martha's Vineyard

Lloyd Coe
Map of Martha’s Vineyard
American: c. 1926
Hand-colored print

A Decorative Map of Martha's Vineyard

Jack Atherton
A Decorative Map of Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts: c. 1938
Color-process print

Cape Cod Map

Cape Cod
Provincetown: 1930
Color process print

Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard

Decorative Map of Cape Cod, General Edition
Colonial Craftsmen, MA: 1940
Color process print

Nantucket Pictorial Map

Ruth Haviland Sutton
Nantucket
American: 1946
Color process print

Nantucket Town

Shemin and Royster
Nantucket Town
Nantucket: 1973
Limited edition signed print on parchment paper

Greenwich Connecticut Pictorial

Roger Hoffman Selchow
Greenwich, Connecticut, in the Revolution
American: 1939
Hand-colored process print

Town of Greenwich, Connecticut

[Maxfield S.] Gibbons
Town of Greenwich, Connecticut
James V. O'Leary, Jr.: 1981
Hand-colored print

East Coast Regional Pictorial Maps

Eastern and Southeastern United States
New Jersey Puzzle Map

New Jersey Puzzle Map
1930

Historical Map of the State of New Jersey

L.L. des Rosiers
New Jersey
c. 1930s

Hudson River Pictorial Map

Hudson River
1958

Pictorial and Historical Map of Northern New York

Historical Map of Northern New York
1935

Albemarle County, Virginia Map

Mary Hall Stryker Betts
Historic Albemarle
American: 1937

Map of the City of Washington

Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark
Map of the City of Washington
Boston: 1926
Color-process print

The Main Line: A Historical Map

Hugh Robertson
The Main Line Historical Map
Merion, PA: 1943
Hand-colored print

MainLine of Philadelphia pictorial map

Hugh Robertson
The Main Line Historical Map
Merion, PA: 1946
Color-process print

Map of the Appalachian Region

Clarence Baker Kearfott
A Map of the Appalachian Region
American: 1950
Color process print

North Carolina

Karl Smith
North Carolina
Louisville: 1934

A Map of Florida for Garden Lovers

Don J. Emery
A Map of Florida for Garden Lovers
Ormond Beach, Florida: 1934

New York City & Long Island Pictorial Maps

Sarg Greenwich Village

Tony Sarg
Greenwich Village
1934

Map of Manhattan Bars Prior to Prohibition

Manhattan Bars Prior to Prohibition
1932

A Map of New York

New York City
1939

Historical Map of New York City

City Bank Pictorial Map
1932

Historic Brooklyn Map

Historic Brooklyn
1944

Historic Long Island map

Stephen J. Voorhies
Historic Long Island
New York: 1936
Photo-process print mounted on board

Long Island Needlepoint Map

Long Island Pictorial Map
American: c. 1930s to 1940s
Needlepoint

Long Isle Embroidery Map

Long Island Embroidery Map
American: 1938
Embroidery on linen

Western Regional Pictorial Maps

Pacific Coast, Southwestern & Western United States

Jo Mora
Monterey, California, c. 1926

Jo Mora Map of California:  'I love you, California.'

Jo Mora
California, 1945

Jo Mora Grand Canyon Pictorial Map

Jo Mora
Grand Canyon
California: 1931

Jo Mora Yosemite Pictorial Map

Jo Mora
Yosemite
1931

Unique Map of California

E. McD. Johnstone
The Unique Map of California
San Francisco: 1885

Northern California Pictorial History Maps

Millard Sheets
Pair of Northern California Pictorial History Maps
San Francisco: 1954
Lithogravures

Merry-makers Map of San Francisco

Milt Schenkofsky
Merry-maker's Map of San Francisco
San Francisco: c. 1940
Color process print

Orange County Ranchos

Lowell Butler
Orange County Ranchos
Los Angeles: c. 1940s-50s

Pictorial map, Exploration in the Spanish Southwest

Dillon Lauritzen
Exploration in the Spanish Southwest
California: 1932
Color-process print

California

George Hanft
California

1967

Pictorial Art Deco Map of Hollywood

Art Deco Map of Hollywood
c. 1930s

California Pictorial Map

California
1938

Huge Pictorial Historical Map of Oregon

Oregon Pictorial Map
Portland: 1950

Seattle Pictorial

Seattle
c. 1950s

The Evergreen Playground

Kroll Map Company
The Evergreen Playground
Seattle: c. 1940s

Map of Wyoming

Grace Raymond Hebard
History and Romance of Wyoming
American: 1936 ed.
Signed and hand-colored

Paint Brush Map of Wyoming

Tom Carrigen
Paint Brush Map of Wyoming
Casper, Wyoming: 1938

Montana -- Frontier, Pioneer

Irvin Shope
Montana -- Frontier, Pioneer
Helena, Montana: 1937
Blue ink on yellow paper

Map of Alaska

Alaska, The Last Frontier
1935

Midwestern U.S. Regional Pictorial Maps

Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin
Map of Kansas

Herschel C. Logan
Pictorial Map of Kansas
Salina, Kansas: 1930

St. Louis Pictorial Map

St. Louis
Stix-Baer & Fuller: 1935

Kentucky Map - Kentucky

Karl Smith
Kentucky
Louisville: 1942

Wisconsin State Parks

Nina S. and Erwin F. Bahlmann
Wisconsin State Parks
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 1937

Indiana Hoosier State Map

Karl Smith
Indiana
Louisville: 1934

Pictorial Map of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Land of Hiawatha: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Michigan: 1935

Great Lakes

Oglebay, Norton & Company
Great Lakes
1954

Historical Decorative Map, The University of Wisconsin

Carl Beck
Historical Decorative Map, The University of Wisconsin
Hagstrom Co., New York: 1951

United States Pictorial Maps

Americana Treasure Map

Americana Treasure Map
Los Angeles: 1952

Booklover's Map

Booklover's U.S. Map
Literary Map

1920s Bootleggers United States Wall Map

Bootleggers United States Wall Map
c. Mid-1920s

North America

Margaret Whiting Spilhaus
North America
London: c. 1930
Chromolithograph

The United States of America

Miguel Covarrubias
The United States of America
Color process print
New York: c. 1942

Indians of the USA map

Louise E. Jefferson
Indians of the U.S.A.
New York: 1944
Color-process print

Reynolds Aluminum Map

Leo Rackow
US Map for Reynolds Aluminum
New York: c. 1940-45

America One

Emma Bourne
Nation of One People
1940

Texas Brags map of North America

Mark Storm
Official Texas Brags Map of North America
1948

A Map of America's Making

Paul M. Paine
A Map of America's Making
New York: c. 1929
Color-process print

International Pictorial Maps

World, Continents, Regions, Countries & Cities
PAA Flying Clipper Ships Map

Kenneth Webster Thompson
PAA Flying Clipper Ships
American: c. 1935-46
Color-printed poster

A Map and History of Peiping

Frank Dorn
Peiping [Peking]
Priyang Press: 1936

Australia pictorial map

Margaret Whiting Spilhaus
Australia
London: c. 1927
Chromolithograph

The Children's Map of Africa

Margaret Whiting Spilhaus
The Children’s Map of Africa
South Africa:
2nd Qtr. 20th C.
Color-printed lithograph

Africa: A Friendship Map

Louise E. Jefferson
Africa: A Friendship Map
Friendship Press, NY: 1944
Color-process print

England Pictorial Rolling Map - Historical Map of England and Wales

John Bartholomew & Son
England and Wales
c. 1950s-60s

The Classical World

William L. Longyear
The Classical World
Silver Burdett and Co.: c. 1930s

Inner Sanctum of Simon and Schuster World Map

C. Vernon Farrow
Simon & Schuster World Map
New York: 1927

Art Deco World Map

Edward Everett Henry
The New Map of the World
New York: 1928
Map poster

Historic map of Paris Walls

Clément-Serveau and
Roger Lacourière
Plan of the Old Walls of Paris
Paris: 1937

The Picture Map of France

Harold Haven Brown
The Picture Map of France
New York: 1929
Color process print

Humoristische Karte Satirical WWI Map of Europe

Lehmann-Dumont/Thalmann
Humoristische Karte Satirical WWI Map of Europe
Standard Map, Chicago: 1914
Color-process print

Encyclopedic Map of Greece

Varvatis Brothers
Encyclopedic Map of Greece
New York: 1962
Color process print

Colortext Story Map of Mexico

Story Map of Mexico
Chicago: 1944
Color process print

Novelty, College, Aviation & Fantasy Pictorial Maps
Cartographic Curiosities

Fantasy
Map of the Wonderland of Oz

Reilly & Lee Co.
Map of the Wonderland of Oz
Chicago: 1932

Map of Persia

Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge
Map Illustration for The Adventures of Hajji Baba
American: c. 1937

The Catalan Atlas

Abraham Cresques
The Catalan Atlas
Paris:
1st Half 19th C.
6 Maps, Complete

Unusual Formats
Gun Manufacturer Advertising Map of Europe

Emile Bernard & Co.
Gun Manufacturer Advertising Map of Europe
Belgium: c. 1910

Chart of Lake George

Julius William Walters
Chart of Lake George
Glens Falls, New York: 1906
Offset cyanotype map on rollers

Boston Police Map

Louis Prang & Co. (map)
Boston Police Booklet & Map in Wallet Covers
Boston: 1862-63

College & University
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Hospital
c. 1930s

Cornell Pictorial Map

Cornell University
1935

Colgate Pictoral

Arthur B. Suchy
Colgate University
1927

Princeton, The Lair of the Tiger

Ronald A. Wittreich
Princeton, The Lair of the Tiger
American: 1948
Color-process print

Wellesley College

Rosalind Howe Sturges
Wellesley College
Massachusetts: 1943
Offset lithograph with hand-coloring

Football Map

F.E. Cheeseman
Albert Richard Football Maps
Milwaukee: 1938-41
Color process prints

Aviation & Space Exploration
Lindbergh Trans-Atlantic Flight Map

Lindbergh Trans-Atlantic Flight Map
American: c. 1927
Offset lithograph

Moon Pictorial

Moon Map
Merrill Lynch: 1969-70
Color process print

Glenn orbit map

John Glenn Space Orbit
American: 1960s
Color process print

Atomic Bomb Test Certificate 1946

Ray Wallace
Atomic Bomb Test Naval Philatelic Certificate
California: 1946
Color-process print,seal and photo

Pictorial Maps by Ernest Dudley Chase

Pictorial Map of United States

Ernest Dudley Chase
The United States of America
Massachusetts: 1935
Sepia print

Pictorial Map of California

Ernest Dudley Chase
The U.S. as Viewed by California
Massachusetts: 1940
Black and white print

Stamp Map of the United States

Ernest Dudley Chase
Stamp Map of the United States
Massachusetts: 1959
Color-process print

Pictorial Map of United States

Ernest Dudley Chase
America the Wonderland
Massachusetts: 1941
Color-process print

Pictorial Map of North America

Ernest Dudley Chase
Pictorial Map of North America
Massachusetts: 1945
Color-process print

Pictorial Map of Hawaii

Ernest Dudley Chase
Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii: 1960
Color-process print

Pictorial Map of Boston

Ernest Dudley Chase
Boston and Vicinity
Massachusetts: 1938
Sepia print

Pictorial Map of Boston, Birthplace of the Telephone

Ernest Dudley Chase
Boston, Birthplace of the Telephone
Boston: 1947
Color-process print

Pictorial Map of New England States

Ernest Dudley Chase
New England States
Massachusetts: 1939
Sepia print

Pictorial Map of Hawaii

Ernest Dudley Chase
World Wonders Pictorial Map
Massachusetts: 1939
Sepia print

Map of the World United

Ernest Dudley Chase
Map of the World United
Massachusetts: c. late 1930s
Color-process print

A World of Stamps

Ernest Dudley Chase
A World of Stamps
Massachusetts: c. 1947
Sepia print with color

Pictorial Map of South America

Ernest Dudley Chase
Good Neighbor Map of South America
Massachusetts: 1942
Color-process print

Pictorial Map of British Isles

Ernest Dudley Chase
A Pictorial Map of the British Isles

Massachusetts: 1935
Black-and-white print

Pictorial Map of Switzerland

Ernest Dudley Chase
A Pictorial Map of Switzerland

Massachusetts: 1936
Black-and-white print

Pictorial Map of Europe

Ernest Dudley Chase
Europe Pictorial Map
Massachusetts: 1938
Black-and-white print

Total War Battle Map

Ernest Dudley Chase
Total War Battle Map
Massachusetts: 1942
Color-process print

Victory War Map

Ernest Dudley Chase
The Victory War Map
Massachusetts: 1942
Color-process print

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