Dudley Chases map of France

By CHASE, Ernest Dudley, 1945 

France as drawn by Ernest Dudley Chase of Winchester Massachusettes, U.S.A.

Europe France
  • Author: CHASE, Ernest Dudley
  • Publication place: [Winchester]
  • Publisher: Ernest Dudley Chase
  • Publication date: c. 1940
  • Physical description: Chromolithograph map.
  • Dimensions: 480 by 630mm. (19 by 24.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2921

Notes

Dudley Chase’s fine pictorial map of France.

All major political baoundaries are marked, together with cities, rivers, and prominent landmarks. Surrounding the map are vignettes of French landmarks, including the Ponte du Gard, William the Conquers Inn, in Dives, and the House of Adam, in Angers.

Ernest Dudley Chase (1878–1966) was one of the most prolific of the mid-century mapmakers, publishing some fifty maps in the 1930s to the 1960s. His maps cover a broad range of geographical locations and varied topics including historical and current events, architecture, and technology. They typically incorporate large numbers of minutely rendered illustrations with explanatory captions that blend a scholarly approach with wit.