Dating geographia maps
Geographia was founded in 1911 by cartographer Alexander Gross.
He was by all accounts a colorful personality, “a truculent Hungarian immigrant.” His daughter, the successful commercial mapmaker Phyllis Pearsall, called him “an impossible father (loved in retrospect).” After the war, Geographia went into bankruptcy and Gross immigrated to New York, where he reestablished his business.
Abbeys with an additional chapter on Monastic Life and Buildings.
Armenia is shown to cover a large portion of Asia Minor.The Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf is marked as “Pirate Coast.” The present-day states of the Persian Gulf states are labeled “East India Co (Brit).” Railroad routes, both actual and proposed, roads, and tracks are marked.Inset maps depict the Sinai Peninsula and surrounding countries and the wider Southwest Asia region. It was published by Geographia, a British firm that issued numerous war maps between 19, described in advertising as “the most extensive series of popular-priced war maps issued.” Maps were sold as single sheets, as this one, or in folding pocket editions.This general map of the Middle East was published in London 1918. Despite the title, it is not focused on the region as a theater of battle.The political borders shown on the map are vague, except for the eastern border of Egypt and the Iranian and Russian frontiers.