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Auction 166, Lot 395

"[Lot of 9 - World War II Newspaper Maps of Europe]",

Subject: Europe, World War II

Period: 1936-46 (published)

Publication: Sunday News

Color: Printed Color

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This attractive lot contains maps of Europe mostly during World War II. Of particular interest in this group is The Inner Fortress that shows the Nazi Empire boldly colored in a deep red with its outer reaches shaded orange. Within the "Fortress," numerous resources are identified and keyed to a legend including cattle, coal, iron, lead, and petroleum to name a few. Also of interest is the stark contrast of the One Year After map that shows the changing borders since the German surrender including the Baltic States and parts of Finland, Poland and Romania. The verso of each sheet contains numerous illustrations and advertisements. The full list of maps include:

A. The Inner Fortress, published 1943 (21.6 x 14.3").
B. Touring Map of England Scotland and Wales, published 1936 (14.4 x 21.7").
C. The Rise and Fall of the Baltic States, published 1939 (21.6 x 14.3").
D. The News Map of Europe - Part I; the Western Section of Europe..., published 1943 (13.7 x 21.7").
E. Part II; the Eastern Section of Europe..., published 1943 (13.6 x 21.6").
F. Bomb Sites in Germany, published 1943 (14.1 x 21.7").
G. [Southern Part] Invasion Land, published 1944 (14.2 x 20.5").
H. [Northern Part] Invasion Land, published 1944 (14.1 x 20.6").
I. One Year After, published 1946 (14.1 x 20.5").

The New York Sunday News, or simply the Sunday News, was first published in 1866 by Benjamin Wood. This weekly newspaper ran continuously until the latter part of the 20th century when it was absorbed by New York Daily News, which is currently the 9th largest newspaper in the United States.


Condition: B+

The maps range from good to near fine with light toning and occasional tears or fold separations that have mostly been closed on verso with archival hinge tape.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/14/2018