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    Sale 2459 | Lot 62
    Price Realized: $2,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2459 Lot 62

      40x60 inches, 101 1/2x152 1/2 cm. Messrs Dobson Molle Ltd., Edinburgh.
      Condition A-: tears and repaired tears in margins; pin holes at edges; minor creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds. Paper.
      MacDonald (Max) Gill was artist Eric Gill's younger brother, and a prominent cartographer, architect and graphic designer in his own right. His 1914 Wonderground Map of London Town, a humorous map designed for the London Underground system, established his design career and is even credited with having increased visibility of the Underground brand and ridership throughout the system. In the following years, he designed other maps and images for the Underground, Shell-Mex and the Empire Marketing Board. He also designed map-murals and cartographic installations for the Cunard ship Queen Mary (launched in 1936), the British Houses of Parliament and the Scot Polar Research Center in Cambridge. This map is one in a series he designed for the Empire Marketing Board, highlighting the agriculture products and fisheries of various parts of the British empire including England and Wales, Irish Free State and Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and New Zealand. Empire Marketing Board pl. 54.

      Estimate $1,200 - 1,800

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,000