Auction 177, Lot 716

"Pacific AMPOL Map",

Subject: Pacific Ocean, World War II

Period: 1942 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
38.8 x 28.7 inches
98.6 x 72.9 cm

This large and colorful World War II-era map was published by the Gregory Publishing Co. for the Australian Motorists Petrol Co. Ltd. It extends from India and Soviet Northern Asia across the Pacific to Alaska and includes Tibet, China, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Hawaii, and more. The main map is surrounded by 8 insets showing more detailed views of Burma, British Malaya, Dutch East Indies (both the western and eastern sections), Japan, China, the Philippines, and New Guinea and the Carolines. The ocean is filled with routes and distances between locations. A block of text at bottom right reads, "Be Australian / Buy Australian / Help Build / The Nation." Text across the bottom of the map encourages Australians to "be in the van to smash Japan" by buying national savings stamps.

References:

Condition: A

Issued folding with a few tiny splits at the fold intersections and a bit of color offsetting.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 4/29/2020

Archived