This publication was not published by A-Z, but the name bottom right reveals a common DNA. ‘Prepared under the direction of Alexander Gross FRGS’ this is ‘The Daily Telegraph Victory Atlas of the World’ published by his map company Geographia Ltd. A successful joint venture with the newspaper, began in the early 1900s publishing war maps of European areas of political unrest, culminated in this ambitious book which measured 340mm x 508mm and included 450 maps and diagrams. The first issue sold over a million copies and the second around half that, but the bubble burst when the third issue hardly sold at all. The consequences of this were severe, having borrowed heavily to purchase a printing firm and given up seats on the board and shares to fund the Atlas he was unable to buy his estranged wife’s shares to secure the business. Ousted, he left for America. The map here is the ‘North Polar Regions’ and, although not as detailed as other large scale maps in the book, it is nevertheless beautifully executed.