Original vintage World War Two pictorial map for New Zealand Her Natural and Industrial Resources featuring a great illustration by the notable graphic designer, cartographer and artist MacDonald Gill (Leslie MacDonald Gill aka Max Gill; 1884-1947) of a map of New Zealand depicting the country’s various industrial and natural resources, including farms, mines and forests, gold, hydroelectric works, coal, timber, iron, tobacco, grain, cheese, butter, fruit, fish and sheep with the stylised title text on a scroll design, a plane and Onward coat of arms above, a compass on the side and a ship and information box below – When war broke out New Zealand industries were unprepared for munitions production. To-day New Zealand is not only manufacturing many kinds of munitions for her own defence but is making a valuable contribution to the defence of other areas in the Pacific. When the war is over, New Zealand will convert her new industries for peace time development.
Very good condition, folds, restored pinholes and minor tears on folds, pen inscription Ralph on the bottom margin, backed on linen.
Artist: MacDonald Gill