1957 Europa Witschaft & Verkehr
By: Georg Westermann
Date: 1957 (circa) Germany
Dimensions: 46 x 36 inches (116.8 x 91.4 cm)
This superb, fun, pictorial wall map by Georg Westermann depicts the same area of the world as does his ‘Europa Kultur’ map, this time with a focus on industry.
The map covers Europe in its entirety, extending southward to include northern Africa, westward beyond the British Isles, eastward to include portions of Russia, and northward towards the arctic circle. Here the basic industries of each region of Europe are portrayed by easily recognizable iconographic images, as are the bounteous natural resources. Myriad species of flora and fauna are represented with such images as luscious looking grapes on the vine, fruit of different varieties, fish inhabiting the waterways, seas and oceans, and the fishing industry is depicted in its old-fashioned manner, long before the at-sea factories which harvest and pillage the seas had been devised.
As are all great river systems in Westermann’s maps, those of Europe are accentuated. Symbols for elements in the periodic table denote natural resources which are found in various regions including gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead and iron to name a few. Agriculture is well represented with cattle, sheep, camels in Africa and myriad crops throughout the countries depicted. Shipping and water sports are featured, as are the oil, cotton and timber industries.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition with one hole approximately the size of half a dime in the upper right quadrant. The dowels are in excellent condition, and the self-tie is intact.
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