The map combines an informative graphics, with playful imagery, with persuasive promotional elements. Laid down on a Mercator projection, the map covers the known world with various'fur' animals illustrated pictorially according to region. Among the fur types covered are seals, rabbits, jaguars, lions, kangaroo, horses, beaver, mink, and many more. The map is surmounted by a shield supported by two mink.
The shield bears logos for various Chapal sub-entities, including for their offices in Montreuil, Brooklyn, Sens (Yonne) and Paris. Pictorial Map Ahead of its Time. This map is a remarkable achievement in that it is about 7 years ahead of its time.While earlier pictorial maps do exist, this particular style of pictorial map, defined by informative vignettes of infographic value, was uncommon before the rise of the art-deco movement in the mid-1920s. The style was probably inspired by French maps issued in the late 19th century by Andriveau-Goujon, Vuillemin, and others, that used pictorial vignettes on city and world maps to promote tourism and display ethnographic content. It is thus not surprising that Hanot's map appeared in France. Where the map is revolutionary is in its use of a similar pictorial style within the thematic context of promoting the fur trade. This map was printed by H. Hanot in 1917 for the firm of C. The map appears in at least two states, one corresponding to the present example, with more decorative lettering in the title, and a later edition with simplified lettering. We have been unsuccessful in tracing the maker, Hanot, but the publisher, Chapal, remains active in the leather and fur trade to this day. Examples of the map are rare, but it has appeared at French auctions 2 - 3 times in the last 20 years.
There are no listings for the map in the OCLC and we have been unable to identify any institutional holdings. Size: Printed area measures 36.5 inches high by 49.5 inches wide. Light water staining in outer margins.
Exhibits metal grommets at corners for hanging. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper.
We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing.
The item "1917 Hanot Pictorial Wall Map of the World Fur Trade" is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes". The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.