Pictorial Map of Canada
Canadian Pacific Railway: c. 1945
California
California
California California
Stanley Francis Turner (1883-1953) (after)
Canadian Pacific Railway (published for)
Canada
C.C. Petersen Publishing: Toronto: copyright 1944 (but c. 1945)
Color-process print
20.25 x 26.75 inches, overall
$750

Pictorial map of Canada decorated with small illustrations and eleven black-and-white photographic images provided by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The illustrations depict landmarks, buildings, people, animals, airplanes in flight, ships in the oceans, and icebergs in the Arctic Ocean and Baffin Bay. Cartography shows Canadian provinces, rivers, and towns, and portions of the neighboring United States and Greenland. The cartouche shows the Canadian seal and a mileage scale. Folds, as issued.

This map is a circa 1945 postwar revision of a map by Turner and published by C.C. Petersen in 1944, titled Canada at War, a promotional poster produced for Lipton's Tea. Instead of the photos on the postwar version (discussed above), Canada at War has a chart titled "Canada War Development" and in the four corners are drawings of Lipton products. In the postwar edition, these product illustrations have been replaced by three photographic images of local interest and an inscription in the lower right corner noting the armistice dates of World War II: "V.E. Day, May 8 - 45. V.J. Day, Aug. 15 - 45."

An example of the prewar edition sold at Christie's South Kensington, Vintage Posters, May 13, 2010, for $2,046, including buyer's premium.

Stanley Francis Turner was a Canadian painter, printmaker and illustrator. He was born in England and was living in Canada by at least 1919. He produced oils and prints of landscapes and urban scenes, and like many Canadian artists of his era, he also contributed illustrations to numerous books, notably The First Canadian Christmas Carol (1927). His style in these illustrations showed an affinity with the International Style of the 1920s exemplified by Albert Rutherston in England or of Carlègle in France. Turner also produced a number of maps, some as decorative endpapers for books, others as separately issued pictorial maps, including A Literary Map of Canada (1936), Canada at War (1944) and Canada (c. 1945). Turner's prints, drawings and paintings are in museum collections such as the National Gallery of Canada.

References:

"A Literary Map of Canada." University of Toronto Map & Data Library. 2009. http://maps.chass.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/datainventory.pl?idnum=843&display=full&title=A+literary+map+of+Canada+ (18 April 2011).

"Canadian Painting in the 30s, Biography: Stanley F. Turner." National Gallery of Canada. http://www.cybermuse.beaux-arts.ca/cybermuse/enthusiast/thirties/artist_e.jsp?iartistid=5557 (18 April 2011).

Pantazzi, Sybille. "Book Illustration and Design By Canadian Artists 1890-1940 with a list of books illustrated by members of the Group of Seven." Bulletin 7 (IV:1), 1966. Online at Digital Collections Program, National Gallery of Canada. 2001 http://www.gallery.ca/bulletin/num7/pantazzi3.html (18 April 2011).

"Sale 5483, Lot 50." Christie's. 13 May 2010. http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5311565 (18 April 2011).