Rare Automobilia Map

An original and rare early 20th century “The Autocar” Map for Motorists, by John Bartholomew & Son Ltd…

SKU: RC0141.

Product Description

A stunning and rare automobilia poster…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe that it would date to the earlier part of the 20th century. Stretching over 1.4 metres in height, this original map is ‘canvas backed’ and supported by two oak horizontal bars. The map is stamped by the maker (or publisher), being John Bartholomew & Sons Ltd, of Edinburgh, Scotland

The map although tatty in places, is majorly there and considering its age, it is still a real eye catcher. There are surface scars and abrasions and as pictured there are several small rips and jagged edges. We thought about removing the wooden supports and having the map framed as an art piece, yet we thought we would allow the new owner(s) to make that decision. Today, it perfectly hangs from its rope in our showroom…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The map is structurally good with an authentic patina. There are surface scuffs and abrasions across the wooden bars and they are a little tatty too. The map itself shows signs of age; there are small tears and rips in areas across the map, and some small losses to the map. Some areas of the map are peeling away from the canvas, yet these could simply be glued back or restored. The map is majorly ‘all there’, yet please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 3cm, Width : 120cm, Height : 140cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scars and abrasions, some tatty wooden areas, surface scars, rips, tears and abrasions, some losses to the map, some jagged edges, general wear and tear, some staining across the map

Postage : Standard Item £10 or local collection (Please note : The poster will be rolled, bubble wrapped and delivered in a wooden tube)

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 3 x 120 x 143 cm