Highways of Empire Map
At its height the British Empire governed over one quarter of the worldâ€™s population. With his unique style and characteristic sense of humour, in â€˜Highways of Empireâ€™ MacDonald Gill depicts its trade routes by sea and air and even the local wildlife and landmarks of its colonies. The whole is beautifully bordered with a celestial design featuring night and day and figures from Greek mythology. This map, issued by the Empire Marketing Board in 1927, is one of Gillâ€™s most eye-catching designs.