Beatles Map: John, Paul, George, Ringo
[Liverpool]: [City of Liverpool], . Single sheet. 16" x 18" Fine, with original fold creases. Slight toning along portions of a few folds.
This scarce pictorial map is a guide to all sites of Beatles interest in their native city of Liverpool. It is featured in the book "A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps," by Tim Bryars and Tom Harper, who call it "the first 'official' Beatles souvenir item specifically produced for Liverpool."
The map was commissioned by Liverpool's Public Relations Office as part of a promotional souvenir pack that launched Liverpool's Beatles tourism industry in 1974, albeit 4 years after the band had broken up. Here they are locked in 1968, in the style of their animated film ,"Yellow Submarine." The map was designed by the commercial art studio McCaffrey and Sharp of Liverpool.
Ref. Bryars and Harper, pp. 166-167.