Aviation maps miscellany

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AM7. North Africa : 1:500,000 : Africa (Air) 2nd ed, [1942]
11 sheets, clean condition, lower margins trimmed, cloth backing lifting.
Please ask for full details.

AM6. Australia : 1:1,000,000 International Map of the World base map.
Nine sheets from the Australian Special Air Board Edition. Various dates, 1934-40 noted.
Overprinted with red symbols showing two classes of landing strip, with hangers and without, or they might be a landing strip and an airfield.
The mapped area is in good clean condition, but they have been kept rolled and the top and lower margins are torn. £90

AM5. Canada : 1:506,880 : 8" to one mile
Canada. Air Navigation Edition, 1935-41.
Five sheets in good clean condition, kept rolled, with slightly chipped margins. £50

AM4. Royal Air Force Edition : quarter-inch maps
Heading in purple : For Official Use Only : Royal Air Force Edition.
It is unusual to have these maps with the full margins and heading.

On the same sheet lines as the Ordnance Survey quarter-inch Third Edition maps, with purple layering designed for use in low light planes. Cloth backed.

Each map has the War Office Cassini grid in purple and is overprinted with red aeronautical symbols showing information useful to pilots (aerodromes, airports, air lights, prohibited areas, golf courses etc.)

1. Sheet 9, Eastern Counties (S.), 1932, 10225.37. Air information correct to 18-6-37. Good clean condition. Sold.

2. Sheet 11, England South, 1928, 2800/36. Air information correct to 12-3-36. Good clean condition.Cloth backed, folded.£18.
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Our full list of RAF aviation maps are listed here.
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AM3. Map of areas dangerous to flight
A 1:1,000,000 grey base map of the United Kingdom, with dangerous areas marked in red. Numbers show the maximum danger height in thousands of feet, letters indicate range practice, captive balloons and Portland and Portsmouth naval exercise areas.

4th Edition : March, 1947 (See Notice to Airmen No. 72/1947).

GSGS 3787, 5,000/3/47 SPG.

1:1,000,000 grey base map : Transferred and printed at W.O. 1936.

Paper folded in good clean bright condition, one neat repair. Sorry, sold.
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AM2. Collection of overseas aviation maps
A collection of maps from seven different areas dating from 1932-1945.
All maps are coloured and in good clean condition unless noted.

Australia
1:100,000 strip maps. Paper folded.
Sheet 4, Melbourne to Sydney. August 1938.
Sheet 5, Melbourne to Adelaide. July 1939, Amended July 1941.

Both maps show aerodromes, landing grounds, railway lines, communication stations, radio range.

Denmark and Sweden
1:400,000. No date, 1930s?
Cover title : Copenhagen-Stockholm.

Topographic strip map with professionally drawn aviation details such as Danger areas, Landing grounds and routes. Dissected and mounted in blue Stanford covers. Waterproofed by Stanford's 'LUTRA' process.

Italy (Northern)
1:500,000. Magnetic variation 1933.
Cover title : Italy.

Topographic strip map with professionally drawn aviation details. Dissected and mounted in blue Stanford covers. Waterproofed by Stanford's 'LUTRA' process. Some damage and detail missing from 4 of the 24 panels, but still a nice example. Large areas are marked 'Prohibited area' with 'air corridors' through them.

New Zealand
1" to 8 miles. Set of 6 maps. Air information correct to 1940-1942.

Usual aviation information is given. Folded in pink covers. All maps are quite sound, but have light damp stains. Covers have a coarse cloth outer which is coming away at the edges.

Netherlands
Cover title : Rotterdamsche Aero club : Antwerpen-Totterdam=Kooij. 1932.

Topographic strip map with professionally drawn aviation details. Dissected and mounted in a style similar to that produced by Stanford, with a waterproofing process similar to Stanford's 'LUTRA' process.

Southern Rhodesia
1:100,000. Aeronautical Edition.

Sheet 7, Gwelo sheet. Air information correct to 1942. Usual aviation information is given. Green card covers. Well used with folds rubbed and splitting at cover hinges.

Sheet 8, Bulawayo sheet. Air information correct to 1942. Usual aviation information is given. Green card covers. Good condition.

Europe
Cover title : Code AF Foldex No.1. Europe (Air) 1/500,000.
Directorate of Military Survey, War Office. March 1945.

An elaborately folded map of Northern Europe in excellent condition. Covers : Yarmouth, Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Strasbourg, Munich.
Three laminated strip maps, each concertinaed and mounted above each other with a small overlap for easy use. Stiff buff card cover.
Printed and produced at the Ordnance Survey, 1945.

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AM1. Airfields & landing grounds in India & Ceylon showing R.A.F. works group areas.
HIND MISC/7437
Headed : Confidential. Scale 1: 6 million (1 inch to 94.68 miles), paper folded in good clean condition, with light annotations showing flight paths. Boundaries for Groups 225, 227 and 228 shown.
REF. BAF/S. 464026/12/ORG. NOV.1945
Reproduced by G.S.G.S. Rep. Sec. Jan. 1946.
£18 postage included. SOLD