1942 Print Map Asia China USSR Globe Pacific Ocean Mongolia Navy Base FZ7

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This is an original 1942 color print map titled, "The Physical World to the West." Shown in the map is the view of Asia from several hundred miles above Tokyo, Japan. Also shown in the map are areas of naval bases, indicated by the propeller symbol. Areas shown include China, Mongolia, Manchukuo, Sinkiang, India, French Indo-China, U. S. S. R., the polar icecap, Alaska, Canada, the Philippines, Borneo, Sumatra, the Bay of Bengal, Australia, New Guinea and the Coral Sea as well as various others. Please note that this image was printed on two separate pages, but could easily be framed together.

CONDITION

This 69+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging in margins. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 20 x 13 inches; 51 x 33 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Harrison, Richard Edes . Artist signature in print - bottom center of image.

Richard Edes Harrison

Richard Edes Harrison was a well-established cartographer of the 1930s and 1940s. He produced dozens of maps for both Time and Fortune magazines. Harrison created maps that were artistically creative, and were capable of engaging an audience. Harrison grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Yale where he studied both zoology and architecture. Harrison was known for being an avid bird-watcher, and was often seen searching for unusual sightings in New York City. He published his first map in 1932 for Time magazine. He worked as a freelance artist and was a staff member to various magazines.

Keywords specific to this image: Bering Sea, Okhotsk, Kamchatka Peninsula, Kuril Islands, Moscow, Igarka, Murmansk, Wake Island, Midway, Honolulu, Hawaii, Somoa

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