Auction 129, Lot 768

"[North China Incident Map]",

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1937 (published)

Publication: Tokyo Daily News

Color: Printed Color

Size:
28.5 x 18.8 inches
72.4 x 47.8 cm

Published by Tokyo's first daily newspaper, this unusual map depicts Japanese military campaigns in China at the outset of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45), known in Japan as the North China Incident. The map shows the areas controlled by Japan (Manchuria), Chiang Kai-shek's National Revolutionary Army, and the Red Army. Troop positions, movements, shipping lanes, bombing locations, etc. are identified in a key at right. Running along the left border are portraits of the leaders of the National Revolutionary Army, warlords, and other major Chinese military figures. The map is filled with cartoonish icons that add another interesting element.

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Condition: B+

There are some edge tears and tack holes in the upper corners of the margins and some minor loss long the folds. Overall very good for this type of ephemeral map.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/23/2009

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