Perry, Heather "Herry"

Rare Art Deco map puzzle Imperial and International Communications Ltd


Imperial and International Communications Ltd Art Deco Wooden Puzzle


This item has found a new home with a very serious west-coast collector, but please visit another example of Herry Perry's beautiful puzzle map now in RareCharts' inventory for only the second time in 13 years.

Fine 3-ply wooden promotional map puzzle, created during the Golden Age of pictorial maps for Imperial and International Communications Ltd. (IICL) by the Chad Valley Company. Designed by Herry Perry, London in 1930. Complete with all ~150 pieces. Includes the original cardboard box, which was manufactured in Holland.

Herry Perry map puzzle for Imperial and International Communications Ltd, 1930, London.
Original box for Herry Perry's IICL map puzzle.

This fine Art Deco style map of the IICL network predates McDonald Gill's Cable and Wireless Great Circle map by 15 years (1945). Art Deco style characters represent the Anemoi or mythological Roman wind Gods (Boreas, Zephyrus, Notus, and Eurus)) and the Greek wind gods, or Venti (Aquilo, Favonius, Auster, and Vulturnus). Green lines mark the cables of the I and ICL and the dotted green lines their wireless.

Herry Perry (1875 - 1962)

Heather "Herry" Perry was an English artist and designer born on March 23, 1897, as Anne Erica Thackeray Perry in London, England. Perry attended the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Perry was a versatile artist and designer who worked in a variety of mediums. She is perhaps best known for her work as a commercial artist, creating designs for book covers, posters, and other printed materials. She was also recognized for her contributions to the field of pictorial maps, designing a number of promotional maps for companies like Imperial and International Communications Ltd. and the British Overseas Airways Corporation. during the 1920s and 1930s.

Perry's work is highly collectible and is featured in the collections of museums and galleries around the world. Heather "Herry" Perry passed away on December 11, 1962.

CREATOR: Perry, Heather "Herry"




CONDITION: Excellent.  Wooden puzzle pieces could not be in much better condition. All pieces are made of three ply wood and all are present. Box is included, with moderate wear.

COLORING: Litho color.


SIZE: 18 " x 10 "




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