Map was acquired from a local estate. The map is set in a metal and wooden frame. The map is not mounted to the tin. There is no glass on the frame. There are some condition issues to the map.Needs to be cleaned and there are some tears and staining. I prefer to not remove it from the frame due to its delicate condition. 29.1 x 41.9 inches.
/ 74.0 x 106.5 cm. Described best an avid antique map collector.A spectacular 1930s promotional for Philips Radio featuring a pictorial map of the global shortwave radio network, with each continent crammed with imagery. The overall effect is rich, though rather crudely stereotypicalthe vignettes include giraffes and spear-toting natives in Africa, igloos in Greenland, a teapot in Sri Lanka, and so on. Superimposed on the map are red circles indicating the locations of dozens of shortwave radio stations. These are numerically keyed to a legend at the base of the map, which gives the call sign and frequency of each station. Rather in the manner of 16. Century maps that covered an empty Terra Australis Incognita (Antarctica) with decorative panels, here much of Eurasia, devoid of shortwave stations, is hidden by an inset map of world time zones. Eckhard was born in a small town in Saxony, Germany, trained as a draftsman and lithographer, and in 1930 went to work as a graphic designer at Philips Eindhoven headquarters. He worked there until 1939, when he may have been fired for being a Nazi sympathizer.
He spent the rest of his life active as an artist and in local politics, though he never joined the Communist Party. Philips was established in 1891 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands as a maker of incandescent light bulbs.
It became a leading innovator in consumer electronics, pioneering among other things radios, electric shavers, and compact discs. In the 1930s Philips Radio issued a number of these promotional maps, all highlighting the locations of shortwave stations and filled with decorative imagery. The item "1935 Walter Eckhard PHILIPS RADIO Pictorial World Map" is in sale since Thursday, January 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps".
The seller is "juru25" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.