This world map The Time and Tide Map of the Atlantic Charter was designed by the British artist MacDonald Gill. The map was commissioned by Time and Tide magazine to celebrate the Atlantic Charter, an agreement of 1941 between the USA and Britain which set out their joint war aims and established the principles (particularly the economic ones) by which peace would be attained.
The original sketch had actual signatures of President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, written on strips of paper, added to the drawing.
- Article by:
- Caroline Walker, Andrew Johnston
Caroline Walker and Andrew Johnston lift the lid on 20th-century cartographer MacDonald Gill. Learn about his life and career including his wartime maps and pictorial revamp of the map of the London Underground.