McCormick's Map of the World.
$350 / ≈ €329
What better way to showcase the global composition of a multi-national company than with a world map?
This lovely promotional piece, issued by the McCormick Company in 1931, uses a combination of the map, flags, product images, and narrative illustrations to highlight the international nature of its products. Mustard seed from Lincolnshire, vanilla beans from Mexico, tea from Ceylon, and pepper from India – all represented in vivid color; in addition to the standards of 33 different countries.
The double hemisphere map shows the routes by which these spices and dozens of others are acquired. It also shows the paths of explorers and numerous aviation milestones.
The McCormick company issued several various editions of this map between the early 1930’s and the early 1970’s, all of which feature similar elements.
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