Ernest Dudley Chase, The Victory War Map

Map, World, Pictorial, World War II Battle Strategy, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, 1942 (Sold)

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966) (after)
The Victory War Map
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: 1942
Signed in pencil lower left
Color-process print
15.75 x 23 inches, overall

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World War II-era map focusing on strategic transportation routes. Railroads and roads are indicated, with red dots for naval bases. The map includes all of Europe, as well as North Africa and Asia as far east as Calcutta. National boundaries and major cities are labeled, as are colonial territories in Africa, and rivers are indicated. The borders are decorated with the insignia of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines. Chase made at least one other related map, Total War Battle Map (1942), which included the entire world and is also on our website. The Harvard University Map Collection also owns examples of this map.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, Total War Battle Map

Map, World, Pictorial, World War II Battles, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, 1942 (Sold)

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966) (after)
Total War Battle Map
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: 1942
Color-process print
Signed in pencil lower left
15.75 x 36.5 inches, overall

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A patriotic World War II pictorial battle map of the world on Mercator’s projection, subtitled: “Certain Victory Will be Ours!” Published during the first year of U.S. entry into the war, the map orients the American viewer with numerous legends noting the distances between locations in the U.S. and theaters of the war, such as San Francisco to Manila. The legend contains symbols for British Possessions, joint British and U.S. possessions, U.S. possessions, Japanese, French, and Dutch possessions, pre-war boundaries, naval bases and railroads. Japanese- and German-occupied or controlled areas are shown in black. Inset pictures show U.S. weapons: coast artillery, mobile field gun, new anti-aircraft gun mounts by Westinghouse, a Yank Tank, and a Flying Fortress. Small illustrations of battleships and airplanes are shown in and above the oceans. The letter V peeks out from behind the cartouche and is worked into the design of the border, as explained in the inset caption: “A Battle Map, to set the stage For ‘total war’ on land and sea; And, in the border, just a hint — A prayer for total Victory!” Chase made at least one other related map, The Victory War Map (1942), which focused on the European theater, and is also on our website. The Harvard University Map Collection also owns copies of both maps.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, Europe, A Pictorial Map

Map, Europe, Pictorial, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, 1938 (Sold)

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966)
Europe, A Pictorial Map
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: 1938
Signed lower left in pencil: “Ernest Dudley Chase”
Black-and-white print
19 x 25 inches, overall

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Pictorial map of Europe, filled with drawings of typical buildings, animals, landmarks and historic sites, and small figures engaged in activities such as farming. Geography is detailed but simple: national boundaries, lakes, mountain ranges drawn in aerial perspective, and dozens of cities indicated. Surrounding the land portion of the map are seas with rhumb lines converging on a compass rose, illustrations of ships from different eras, and numerous inset illustrations of important buildings such as Greek and Roman ruins and major cathedrals. The map depicts the continent from Iceland and Spain in the west, to the Caspian Sea and Ural Mountains in the east and is surrounded by a decorative Art Deco border. The Harvard University Map Collection owns an example of this map.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, A Pictorial Map of Switzerland

Map, Switzerland, Pictorial, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, 1936 (Sold)

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966) (after)
A Pictorial Map of Switzerland
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: 1936
Signed lower left in pencil: “Ernest Dudley Chase”
Black-and-white print
17 x 23.25 inches, border
18.75 x 24.75 inches, overall

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Pictorial map of Switzerland, filled with drawings of landmarks and historic sites. Geography is simple: rivers and lakes; cities and towns, many of them accompanied by a small illustration of a landmark building; and mountains and glaciers, drawn in perspective. Surrounding the nation’s borders are rhumb lines converging on a compass rose; there are also numerous inset illustrations of scenic places, buildings and bridges. The map is enclosed within a simple Art Deco border accented with Swiss crosses. The Harvard University Map Collection owns an example of this map.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, A Pictorial Map of the British Isles

Map, British Isles, Pictorial, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, 1935 (Sold)

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966)
A Pictorial Map of the British Isles
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: 1935
Signed lower left in pencil: Ernest Dudley Chase
Black-and-white print
17 x 23.25 inches, border
18.75 x 24.75 inches, overall

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Pictorial map of the British Isles, filled with drawings of landmarks and historic sites. Geography is simple: rivers and lakes; counties; and cities and towns, many of them accompanied by a small illustration of a landmark building. In the lower center, a compass rose radiates rhumb lines through the English Channel and Irish Sea; ships from different eras sail the oceans. Numerous inset illustrations of scenic places and buildings set within rectangles or shield shapes surround the map. The decorative border features elaborate Gothic designs at the corners. The Harvard University Map Collection owns an example of this map.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, The Pictorial Map, A World of Stamps

Map, World, Pictorial, Postage Stamps, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, c. 1947 (Sold)

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966)
The Pictorial Map, A World of Stamps
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: c. 1947
Sidney C. Trager, West Haven, Connecticut (distributor)
Signed lower left in pencil: Ernest Dudley Chase
Sepia print with colored highlights
21.5 x 34 inches, overall

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Pictorial world map featuring reproductions of postage stamps, most of which are placed on or near the corresponding locales featured on the stamp. The rest are depicted around the map, with a letter and number corresponding to their location according to a key in the border, which in turn is cleverly drawn to resemble the perforated edge of a stamp. Geography is simple and follows the perforated border theme: national boundaries are noted with dotted lines, and the equator is indicated with a row of large white circles. Scattered throughout are brief inscriptions noting major events in the progress of postal delivery, as well as larger inset panels. The latter includes “Some Firsts” in mail history and the story of “The Famous One-Penny Black.” A red-highlighted compass rose, lower right, has four portraits taken from stamps: “Pasteur – Europe,” “Stanley – Africa,” “Washington – No. America,” and “Bolivar – So. America,” all surrounding a picture of the “World’s Rarest Stamp,” a British Guiana one-cent magenta from 1856 with only “1 Known Copy.” The cartouche is decorated with different modes of transportation for delivering mail and credits three researchers as Chase’s collaborators. The Harvard University Map Collection owns a copy of this map that they have tentatively dated 1947. They also have a related map featuring only U.S. stamps called The Pictorial Map, Stamps of America, published in 1947.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, Mercator Map of the World United: A Pictorial History of Transport and Communications and Paths to Permanent Peace

Map, World, Pictorial, United in Peace, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, c. 1945 (Sold)

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966) (after)
Mercator Map of the World United: A Pictorial History of Transport and Communications and Paths to Permanent Peace
Oliver K. Whiting, London and Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: c. 1945
Color photo-process print
15 x 36 inches, overall

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A pictorial map with a hopeful message of the world united in peace, created as World War II was drawing to a close. It bears an optimistic and humanistic message of social progress through technological advancement. Historic milestones in transportation and communications history are illustrated throughout. The legend surrounding the cartouche includes symbols for “organizations already at work on an international basis” and modes of travel and communication. These include religion; travel by land, sea and air; international mail, telephone, and telegraph; radio; The Red Cross; health organizations; drug control; standards of measurements; and “the great international businesses.” Messages of peace abound, including a drawing, center top, of flags of different nations with a rainbow and the slogan “Bound by a code of international friendship, law and order, united we stand — divided we fall.” In addition to the more historically oriented illustrations are allegorical drawings such as one of several men on a globe-form sailboat emblazoned “World Unity,” with the caption “We are all in the same boat.” The artist also illustrates ideas for new technologies such as a missile captioned “Rocket Mail of the future.” The map is executed on Mercator’s projection with a decorative cartouche, the border with ornate corners decorated with cornucopias, one in the traditional manner overflowing with fruit and vegetables, the other overflowing with machine parts.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, World Wonders, A Pictorial Map

Map, World, Pictorial, World Wonders, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, 1939

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966)
World Wonders, A Pictorial Map
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: 1939
Signed lower left in pencil: Ernest Dudley Chase
Sepia print with colored highlights
19 x 25 inches, overall
17.5 x 23.5 inches, image

Pictorial map illustrating wonders of the world, including engineering, architectural and artistic achievements of mankind through the ages, as well as marvels of nature. Included are the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Mayan temples, Egyptian Sphinx, Great Wall of China, Kremlin, Stonehenge, Hindenburg, and the Mona Lisa. Representing natural marvels are mountains and national parks such as Yellowstone, as well as animals such as the kangaroo, rhinoceros, buffalo and grizzly bear. Numerous inset illustrations with brief descriptions surround the map, including the “Seven Wonders” of the ancient world. The map is executed on Mercator’s projection with a decorative cartouche. It is printed in sepia tones highlighted with a colorful compass rose in red, yellow and orange, the border with ornate Art Deco corners. The Harvard University Map Collection also owns an example of this map, with continents colored yellow, oceans colored blue, and red accents in the cartouche, the border and some illustrations. Harvard’s copy appears in the book You Are Here by Katharine Harmon.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, A Pictorial Map of the New England States, U.S.A.

Map, New England, Pictorial, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, 1939

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966)
A Pictorial Map of the New England States, U.S.A.
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: 1939
Signed lower left in pencil: “Et Dudley Chase”
Sepia print with colored highlights
25.25 x 19.25 inches, overall

Pictorial map of New England, filled with drawings of buildings, landmarks and historic sites, along with a few animals and depictions of people engaged in activities such as fishing, skiing and gathering blueberries. There are several larger inset illustrations of historic homes, state houses and other buildings, and a striking Art Deco compass rose printed in yellow, red, and black. Geographical features include cities and towns, mountains, rivers, ponds, lakes and hiking trails. The Harvard University Map Collection also owns an example of this map.

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Ernest Dudley Chase, Boston, Birthplace of the Telephone, A Pictorial Map of the Down Town Area

Map, Boston, Pictorial, Birthplace of Telephone, Ernest Dudley Chase, Vintage Print, 1947

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966)
Boston, Birthplace of the Telephone,
A Pictorial Map of the Down Town Area

New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, Boston, Massachusetts: 1947
Color-process print
22 x 29 inches, overall
20 x 27.25, border

Pictorial map of downtown Boston commemorating the centennial of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), who invented the telephone there in 1876 and co-founded the Bell Telephone Company the following year. The map is filled with drawings of buildings, landmarks and historic sites from the colonial period to the present, with an emphasis on “Historic Telephone Sites of Boston,” which are listed in the legend on the left. On the right is a reproduction of an early advertisement for Boston’s Telephone Dispatch Co., explaining how a telephone call is made and listing current business customers as an inducement for others to join the system. There are several captioned illustrations related to the history of telephony surrounding the map. The bell-shaped emblem of the Bell Telephone Company recurs throughout, enclosing the cartouche and a series of pictures chronicling the evolution of phone design at the top. The border design features a looping line of telephone wire connecting four illustrations related to the theme. Geographical features include streets, railroads, piers, and parks. The map was published by the New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, part of the Bell System of telephone companies until the system’s breakup in 1984.

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