Wilcox and Follett Co.

1944

Advertisement for Octovue Map on Pitner's Projection

Octovue (Trade Mark) New Air Age Educational -- Indispensable! WORLD MAP

DESCRIPTION: Scarce color brochure from 1944 explains and promotes Wilcox and Follet Co's Octovue map, their New Air Age Educational -- Indispensable! WORLD MAP. All on one single folding sheet printed front and back with 8 pages total in color. Folded size 5" x 8".

The Octovue map was one of the few maps to use the Pitner map projection. According to this brochure with the Pitner projection:
"The globe is divided into eight uniform spherical triangular sections: four North and four South of the equator…. each transposed onto a flat surface. … the first map ever made to transpose the round world onto a flat sheet without distortion or exaggeration of shapes, sizes, and distances."


Last page details what the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in Elements of Map Projections consider to be the "Ideal Map" and provides reasoning for consideration of the Octovue map over all others.

Copyright 1944 by L.E. Pitner. Brochure edited by Harold B. Ward Ph.D. F.R.G.S.

CREATOR: Wilcox and Follett Co.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1944

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Clean with no tears or notable condition issues.

COLORING: Process color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 21 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 88

PRICE: $350


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