Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness… Alfred Korzybski


Poster showing portrait of King George V and a map of Great Britain as parts of a rebus.

Poster showing portrait of King George V and a map of Great Britain as parts of a rebus.

The historical atlas of World War I  Anthony Livesey ; H.P. Willmott, consultant  New York : H. Holt, 1994  Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. 1 atlas (192 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm. Scales differ. Index maps on lining papers. Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-191) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

Soldiers looking at map by armored car probably in France

Soldiers looking at map by armored car probably in France

The profound influence of World War I on politics and society is still felt today, yet it remains a greatly misunderstood conflict, shrouded in myths and misperceptions. In  Atlas of the First World War, leading historians of the conflict, draw on recent scholarship to present a clear introduction to the war. In maps, accompanied by supporting text and statistical tables, they survey the main battles and political features of the war. This concise volume will give students and general readers important insights into the nature and effects of world war.

Poster shows a map of the province of Schleswig, indicating the location and numbers of Danish speaking inhabitants (as of 1912), and four views of the province, a farmhouse, a church in a town, a river or canal, and a coastal view. Text: Is Schleswig Danish? Schleswig is German! Additional text addresses the issue of Schleswig remaining part of Germany or being partitioned to Denmark.

Poster shows a map of the province of Schleswig, indicating the location and numbers of Danish speaking inhabitants (as of 1912), and four views of the province, a farmhouse, a church in a town, a river or canal, and a coastal view. Text: Is Schleswig Danish? Schleswig is German! Additional text addresses the issue of Schleswig remaining part of Germany or being partitioned to Denmark.

 

War is the national industry of Prussia. 'Attacked, we are fighting back in the name of liberty.' Général Philippe Pétain (1856-1951), June 1917.

War is the national industry of Prussia. ‘Attacked, we are fighting back in the name of liberty.’ Général Philippe Pétain (1856-1951), June 1917.

 

Poster showing a map of Wales, with text in Welsh.

Poster showing a map of Wales, with text in Welsh.

 

Poster shows a view of Earth with flames in the eastern hemisphere. Poster is an advertisement for The Great War by Hanns von Zobeltitz, a book with maps and pictures.

Poster shows a view of Earth with flames in the eastern hemisphere. Poster is an advertisement for The Great War by Hanns von Zobeltitz, a book with maps and pictures.

 

Poster showing the Kaiser and the King of Romania arguing while examining a map.

Poster showing the Kaiser and the King of Romania arguing while examining a map.

 

Poster shows a Bolshevik leaning on a map of Europe and setting fire to Bavaria. Text: The Bolshevik is coming! Throw him out on Election Day! Bavarian People's Party.

Poster shows a Bolshevik leaning on a map of Europe and setting fire to Bavaria. Text: The Bolshevik is coming! Throw him out on Election Day! Bavarian People’s Party.

 

 

 

 

 

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