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War Map of Scandinavia

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1939-1945 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gross, Alexander (artist)
    Geographers' A-Z Map Company (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink on tracing paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Phyllis Pearsall MBE, FRGS

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 21

Physical description

Handrawn map in pen and ink on tracing paper showing Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Small scale map of Northern Europe in top left corner. This is on a separate piece of paper which has been dropped into a hole cut to exactly its shape and secured with adhesive tape. One small area of the tracing paper has been removed with a scalpel and the surface has been scratched to make corrections.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1939-1945 (made)


Gross, Alexander (artist)
Geographers' A-Z Map Company (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink on tracing paper

Marks and inscriptions

Map title handrawn with artist and publisher's name, in box bottom right

A/ PLEASE REDUCE A.B. to 28 3/4 inches/ B
Handwritten in blue pencil along the right edge

Handwritten in ink on an adhesive address label, stuck along top edge


Height: 87.5 cm, Width: 55.8 cm

Descriptive line

The original artwork for a war map of Norway, Sweden and Denmark in pen and ink on tracing paper, prepared for reproduction and publication by the Geographers' A-Z Map Company, between 1939-1945

Subjects depicted

Maps; War


Printed pages & sheets; Maps


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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