Dog Map of the World.
1933 (dated) 16.5 x 21.5 in (41.91 x 54.61 cm)
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This is a 1933 Joseph Patterson Sims pictorial dog map of the world. Depicting the origins of over sixty-six different dog breeds, most of the dogs are illustrated in profile in a frame surrounding the map. Along with the profile illustration, information concerning the breed's country of origin, the approximate date of its founding, the maximum height at the shoulder, and the maximum weight are also provided. Each breed is numbered, and that number is noted on the map, providing a visual record of how many dog breeds originated in a certain country. For example, per the map, only three breeds originated in the United States, while twenty-seven different breeds trace their origins back to England and Wales. Other dogs, such as the Maltese and Italian Greyhound, are illustrated on the map itself, along with species that are close relatives of the domestic dog, including the Timber Wolf, the South American Wolf, and the African Wild Dog. A decorative cartouche is situated in the lower left corner and explains the various notations used on the map. Lord Byron's 'Epitaph to a Dog' is included along the top border. Below the map itself are advertisements for Spratt's Food for Dogs and Spratt's Food for Pets.
This map was designed by Joseph P. Sims and published by J. L. Smith Company of Philadelphia.
Joseph Patterson Sims (January 6, 1890 - March 30, 1953) was an American architect, lithographer, and cartographer. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1912, and began working with Arnold Moses after graduation. Later that year, he moved on to the office of Furness, Evans and Company as a draftsman. He was promoted to the position of associate in that firm in 1914 and remained there for another three years before joining another Furness employee, Charles Willing, in partnership as 'Willing and Sims'. James Talbutt joined the firm in 1921, and thus the name was revised to 'Willing, Sims, and Talbutt'. Sims’s firm gained immediate success, and was well known for their designs of residences, particularly those in the Norman farmhouse style. After World War I, Sims pursued his hobbies of map-making and lithography.
Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Verso repairs to fold separations. Blank on verso.
Rumsey 9765.000. OCLC 30152446.