Brussels Bruxelles 1910 Exposition Universelle 3 pockets maps souvenirBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Exposition Universelle Bruxelles 1910- Plan Officel.
(World Universal Expo 1910 Brussels Belgium)
Issued 1910, Bruxelles by Henri Bertels.
Green cloth covers, splendid ornate gilt pictorial cover depicts St. George killing the dragon beside a panoramic city view with a rising sun.
Large color ground plan has a key with 179 specific locations identified, including the Leibig building, post card shops, zig-zag rolling paper building, cafes, restaurants, etc. Color coded map key top right lists dozens of nations standards in four columns.
Second map is Plan de la Gallerie des machine et des Halles et Chemins de Fer. (b&w- 16 1/8" H x 21 1/8" W).
third map: Nouveau Plan Bijou & Monumental de la Ville de Bruxelles (b&W overprinted in red, sheet c. 11 1/4" H x 16 5/9" W.) Shows key buildings in cartoon style prospect birds-eye view.
Excellent early 20th century World Exposition visitor pocket map. Actually three different maps as described above.
No doubt a premium expo souvenir pocket map when issued and very scarce thus. An exceptional survival, nearly as issued.
Paper uniformly age toned, some understandable and unoffensive short splitting at some fold-line intersections, map should be handled with care due to age and type of paper used, but is still structurally sound & clean.
Light uniform paper age toning, original fold lines, nicer than typical by far for the type and era.
Folder measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.
Printed area measures of first large color map c. 16 5/8" H. x 23 1/4" W. [other two smaller]