How Ronald Reagan saw the world: Hilarious 1987 map showing the 40th President's view of the globe - with 'pacifist wimps' in Europe, Canada as a U.S. 'subsidiary' and Russia as an 'evil empire' - goes on sale (8 Pics)

The World According To Ronald Reagan: This satirical map from 1987 takes aim at the 40th U.S. President's view of the world. It shows Reagan as a cowboy occupying an oversized California, the state he governed before he went to Washington, and depicts the South and Midwest as 'Real America' as opposed to the Democratic-controlled cities of the Northeast. The United States occupies a massively overlarge position, with South America, Africa and India  among others reduced to a fraction of their true size and Canada described as a U.S. 'subsidiary'. Elsewhere, Reagan's UK ally Margaret Thatcher is giving a beaming portrait while the rest of western Europe is seen as 'pacifist wimps' and the Soviet Union is labelled an 'evil empire', echoing Reagan's own language in 1983. There are numerous other references to Reagan's presidency including his opposition to a Palestinian state - which is seen occupying a remote Pacific island - and his summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in Iceland in 1986. The asking price for the map, offered by the Altea Gallery, is £1600 ($2,100) 
Air France's map of the world: This poster commissioned by the European airline in 1987 shows a very different center of the world, with all lines radiating from Paris and North America included only as an afterthought, with one solitary route available to New York City. All the routes lead to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in a similar way to the roads in the French capital. Air France routes lead passengers as far away as Santiago and Saigon. The map displays national symbols and stereotypes from countries around the world, including bagpipes in Scotland, camels in the Middle East and onion-dome architecture in Russia. Many of them seem very offensive and primitive to modern eyes, especially the depictions of barely-clothed men with spears in southern Africa and Australia. The asking price for the map, designed by Lucien Boucher, is £2,400 ($3,100) 
Tube map: This 1966 map shows the layout of the London Underground. The format of the map, using straight and diagonal lines and focusing on connections rather than geographical accuracy, is known as a Beck map after its creator, Harry Beck, who designed it in 1931. The core structure is very recognizable in this map, more than 100 years into the Underground's history, after it opened as the world's first underground passenger railway in 1863. However, Londoners will notice some of the aspects which are no longer accurate. This map predates the Victoria line, which began operation in 1968; the Jubilee line, which first opened in the 1970s and was extended to Stratford in 1999; and there is also no sign yet of the Docklands Light Railway, which opened in 1987. Among many other changes since then, the Piccadilly line in the bottom left of the map now continues to Heathrow Airport, and Aldwych station in central London has since closed
World Cup 1966: This guide tells fans how to reach the World Cup venues in London during the 1966 tournament, which was hosted - and eventually won - by England. The host nation played all their games at Wembley, a ground initially known as the Empire Stadium when it opened in 1923. Fans are advised to take trains, buses or Underground lines to get there and many of the instructions would still be accurate today, although the stadium itself was closed and knocked down in the early 2000s  and re-opened in 2007. Wembley was the venue for the final which saw England defeat West Germany 4-2, bringing the nation which invented the sport its only World Cup triumph to date. White City in fact hosted only one match, a first-round game between Uruguay and France in England's group, which the South Americans won 2-1. On the right-hand side are the symbols for British Rail and London Transport as well as the 1966 mascot, World Cup Willie. It is priced at £250 ($330)
Isle of Man, 1870: Exhibitor Barry Lawrence Ruderman of Antique Maps will be visiting the London Map Fair from La Jolla near San Diego in California. He will be bringing with him this 1870 map of the Isle of Man off the coast of Great Britain. The map is by 21 vignettes showing views from the coastline, monuments and buildings and images of local animals. It is richly colored by regions of the island and includes roads and some topographical features. At the top of the map is the three-legged symbol of the Isle of Man, based on a coat of arms dating back to the 13th century. The asking price is £362 ($475)
Ceuta, northern Morocco: This map shows Ceuta, a city at the very tip of North Africa which is controlled by Spain. Designed by Thomas Bowles, the map - 'A Plan of the Famous Town & Fortress of Ceuta, Besieg’d by the Moors in 1693 & raid by ye Spaniards after 26 Years Siege in 1720 - Drawn from an Original brought from hence' - was printed in London in 1721. The map has drawings of houses and military and maritime elements and has 29 keys, explaining the various strongholds and important sites. It also shows a wider view of Spain and North Africa, as well as an inset showing Gibraltar, which was ceded to Britain in 1713. Now in 2019 the city of Ceuta remains an autonomous territory of Spain. The asking price for a pair of maps, including a separate broad sheet map, is £3,000 ($3,900) 
London, 1968: This unusual map of the UK capital is a silkscreen creation from the Swinging Sixties. Among the jumble of buildings and streets are signs naming popular rock bands of the era such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and The Who. The word 'London' is shaped around the bend of the River Thames and is decorated with the colours of the British flag, but aside from another Union Jack over Tower Bridge it is the only colour on the map. The map is also upside down, stretching from the Tower of London - actually the eastern end of the historic City of London - along the river to Westminster, where the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey are visible on the far right of the map. Also shown are St Paul's Cathedral and some of London's emblematic double-decker buses. The asking price is £640 
Relief Model map of Sussex: Constructed out of plaster by EJ Arnold & Son Ltd, this map of the southern English county was probably published for display in London, Brighton & South Coast Railway stations. This map is from April 1980. The company who made it were leading educational publishers who made similar relief maps for use in schools. The maps were made with 'plaster of Paris mixed with a fibrous matter', which bound the mass together and also made the maps lighter. This map shows the coastline of southern England with cities such as Brighton and Hastings marked in red. The asking price is £950
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