France and Belgium Battle Map on Ready to Hang Roll Down Canvas Decorative Antique Wall Decor Map Scroll

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The Great War Map of Battle Lines in France and Belgium - 1926

This interesting composite of operation map and pictorial map was designed and drawn by WWI veteran and decorative cartographer Ernest Clegg in 1926 and shows the exact position of the divisions of the allies and the central powers on 25 September 1918, taken from a plan compiled for the British War Records under the supervision of Field-Marshall Lord Haig. After World War I, maps became important vehicles for soldiers and generals to tell their stories of the conflict. This pictorial map combines many of the forms of First World War military operation maps with images of iconic weapons and events from the conflict to tell the story of the war on the Western Front. The operation map elements evident in Clegg’s map include the base map, which is a simple line map of major terrain features, as well as the rectangular unit symbols identifying the divisions for the various combatants, and the margin notes indicating which American divisions were absent from the front at the date specified by the map. The pictorial elements of the map include ships of the British Grand Fleet in the North Sea, a German Zeppelin, the German army’s infamous “Paris Gun,” and a Mk. IV tank.

Our Map Reproductions are handmade in our Los Angeles studio using heavyweight 23 mil Epson Exhibition Satin Canvas. This elegantly textured canvas features a semi-gloss satin surface that is enhanced with protective elastic polymers. Decorative wood is assembled on the top and bottom, with two eye-hooks mounted on the top piece. We also supply a jute rope twine that can be attached between the two eye-hooks to complete the vintage feel of a roll down canvas scroll.

This canvas map is available in multiple sizes which you can select from the drop down menu when ordering. Check out the different sizes placed in a room added to our listing photos.

Small -28 x 28 inches

Med - 43 x 44 inches

This map ships rolled in a rigid tube and is ready to hang!

During the restoration process, we pay great attention to matching the colors to the original maps. Please note that your computer screen might display slightly different colors than our professionally calibrated monitors.

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