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Auction 168, Lot 32

"[Lot of 4] Our Worldwide Headache [and] Clocking the March of Events [and] 100 Years of War [and] This Shrinking World",

Subject: World, World War II

Period: 1942-55 (published)

Publication: Sunday News

Color: Printed Color

20.5 x 14.1 inches
52.1 x 35.8 cm
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A fascinating set of maps drawn by Edwin Sundberg showing the state of the world during or shortly after World War II.

A. Our Worldwide Headache, published 1955. This map is packed with information related to the United States' efforts to stabilize and democratize the world shortly after World War II. The map is color-coded to show the Axis and Allied powers, and describes numerous pacts/treaties. A table at lower right details $49 billion of U.S. aid across the globe in both grants and credits as well as military grants. Condition: There is a light damp stain in the upper portion of the image adjacent to the centerfold.

B. Clocking the March of Events, published 1942. This map presents readers with the various time zones throughout the world and its "far-flung battle fronts." Father time carefully guards the key. Condition: There are two 2" tears perpendicular to the centerfold that have been closed on verso with hinge tape.

C. 100 Years of War, published 1945. An interesting thematic map that shows the location of wars over the last 100 years at the time of publication. The map is color-coded to show war frequency, with England, France, and China experiencing the most conflict.

D. This Shrinking World, published 1945. A historical map of the world showing the routes of famous explorers over time. A table at lower right is keyed to the map and reveals speed progression over time. Magellan's voyage took nearly 3 years while Howard Hughes' trip took only 3 days!

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+

Colorful examples with minor toning and a few short edge tears that have been closed on verso with hinge tape. See description above for additional details.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/6/2018