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Auction 184, Lot 291

"[Attack on Pearl Harbor]",

Subject: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Period: 1942 (published)

Publication: King

Color: Printed Color

19.1 x 13.9 inches
48.5 x 35.3 cm
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This dramatic bird's-eye view depicts the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Matsunosuke Furushima and was issued as a supplement to the publication "King" on March 1, 1942. The text reads "In the early dawn of December 8, 1941, the Japanese Army successfully carried out a surprise operation and, in an instant, destroyed the main force of the U.S. Pacific Command and overwhelmed the world with unprecendentedly great warfare results in the history of world warfare. With gratitude to the Japanese soldiers, this magazine is honored to be able to ask Mr. Furushima to draw an account of this great achievement to be delivered to our readers as a special supplement.” Translation courtesy of the Rumsey reference above. No past sales records and OCLC locates only a single example.

References: Rumsey #10806.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with minor soiling, a short split at a fold junction, and a couple of minor chips in the margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 9/15/2021