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Auction 174, Lot 59

"[Untitled - World Map]",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, World War II

Period: 1939 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

30.3 x 22.8 inches
77 x 57.9 cm
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While technically untitled, this world map includes bold French text stating that "We Will Win Because We Are the Strongest" (Nous Vaincrons Parceque Nous Sommes les Plus Forts). Issued at the beginning of World War II, the map shows the German Empire (Axis power) in black with a shaded region extending into Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. Countries that were part of the opposition (Allied forces) are colored in bright red while neutral countries are shown in pink. The United States is pink in this map as they would not join the war until after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Additional text at the bottom encourages readers to buy war bonds (Souscrivez aux Bons d'Armement) to support the Allies. Signed by the artist "J Kan" at top left and printed by M. Dechaux in Paris.


Condition: A

There is a hint of toning at left, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/11/2019