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Auction 156, Lot 31

Elaborate WWII Pictorial Map

"Nav War Map No. 6 - We Fight a Global War", U.S. Navy Dept.

Subject: World

Period: 1944 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

57.3 x 38.4 inches
145.5 x 97.5 cm
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This very large pictorial map was produced by the Educational Services Section of the U.S. Navy. It covers the entire world with an emphasis on the oceans, showing the major supply lines from the United States to the Allies abroad. The locations of U.S. Armed Forces are shown with stars, while the Axis nations are identified in yellow (Japan) and green (Germany). Two smaller maps occupy the top corners of the sheet and show air distances between locations in the Pacific Ocean as well as the Arctic region joining North America with Russia and Europe. An interesting graphic below the map reveals that 70% of the supplies sent abroad go either to the United Kingdom or Russia. Related text at bottom states that "in this global war the world's largest Navy speaks with authority."


Condition: A

Bold color on a very clean sheet with just a few tiny splits at fold intersections.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/17/2016