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Auction 184, Lot 34

"One World One War - A Map Showing the Line-Up and the Strategic Stakes in This First Global War",

Subject: World, World War II

Period: 1942 (dated)

Publication: Fortune Magazine

Color: Printed Color

22.3 x 21.3 inches
56.6 x 54.1 cm
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This striking wartime map was drawn on a north polar projection by Richard Edes Harrison and "shows the entire northern hemisphere with relatively small linear distortion." A legend notes "The Line-Up" as of February 1, 1942 with color-coding revealing Allies (red), Neutrals (yellow), and the much smaller Axis powers (black). Red overprinting indicates the Allied Supply Routes and are shown as "great circles" as opposed to actual routes. Text and illustrations along the right panel explain the "strategic stakes" in dealing with two very different war scenarios in Europe and the Pacific. Published as a supplement to the March 1942 issue of Fortune Magazine.

References: PJ Mode Collection #2137; Rumsey #8129.

Condition: A

A colorful example, issued folding, with a few faint extraneous creases. There is some minor errant color in the Pacific Ocean.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/15/2021