The New Illustrated: “The New Illustrated” Map of Aerial Routes to All Parts of the World
The New Illustrated, London, 15th February 1919
printed map with red coloured lines; image 16 x 25 cm; paper 21 x 27 cm. paper edges slightly toned; some minor marginal tears not affecting image. Blank on verso.
A rare and early map of the aerial routes of Airships and Aeroplanes around World, published in the ‘New Illustrated’ magazine on 15th February 1919. The map was published shortly after the first fixed wing commercial flights took off from Britain and centres on London.
There are 2 small vignettes of an aeroplane and an airship. The routes are shown in red. At the bottom are descriptions of the various routes displayed: London to Australia by Airship; Round the World From London By Airshop via India; London to India Via Aeroplane; London to Vancouver By Airship and Aeroplane; London to Cape Town by Aeroplane. A box in the top part of the map explains: ‘Figures on Routes indicate hours taken between each point at the rate of (Airships) 60 m.p.h. and (Aeroplanes) 100 m.p.h. ‘.
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