1919 Gale and Polden Flag Chart of the British Empire and the World

FlagsoftheBritishEmpire-galepolden-1919
$1,200.00
Flags of the British Empire. - Main View
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1919 Gale and Polden Flag Chart of the British Empire and the World

FlagsoftheBritishEmpire-galepolden-1919

Recognizing friends and enemies at Sea.
$1,200.00

Title


Flags of the British Empire.
  1919 (undated)     22.25 x 34.25 in (56.515 x 86.995 cm)

Description


This is a c. 1919 Gale and Polden flag chart of the British Empire and other nations of the world. The flags of the British Empire occupy the center, with the Royal Standard of Great Britain and Ireland taking pride of place. It is also by far the largest flag on the chart. British military flags, along with the Union Jack and St. George's Cross, border the Royal Standard. Below the section dedicated to the British Empire are the colonial flags and badges identifying British colonies worldwide from the West Indies to Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Other specifically British content includes the flags of the Royal Yacht Clubs, Britain's special coast flags, and a table detailing the British Semaphore. Content not specific to Britain fills the remaining space. National flags, admiral's flags, and signals for pilots from some of the world's nations provide country-specific content. International content, including international code signal flags, international signals of distress, and a table discussing more code, provide a global perspective. Four photographs of British naval vessels occupy the four corners. Proceeding clockwise from top left, they are: H.M.S. Lion, H.M.S. King George V, a naval airship and an early naval airplane, and Submarine E. 2.
Publication History and Census
This chart was published by Gale and Polden c. 1919. We have located several different editions of this chart and the most noticeable difference between editions is the four photographs are not the same. We have been unable to locate another example of this edition.

Condition


Good. Laid down on linen, poster style, and stabilized. Exhibits wear and repaired splits along original fold lines.