Auction 92, Lot 243

"Europa - Wenschow Reliefkarte", Wenschow, Karl

Subject: Europe

Period: 1950 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
83.5 x 65 inches
212.1 x 165.1 cm

Fascinating wall map, mounted on linen; with original rollers and leather straps and center ribbon. German text. Map was the property of the Operational Division/ HQ-USAA-REUR and is stamped such. With political boundaries for the whole of Germany not separated into East and West divisions. Yugoslavia is shown with all the ethnic regions noted. The Regions of the Soviet Union are all shown. Extensive land & sea topography, cities with populations reflected in icons of varying sizes, including ruined cities, railroads, oil pipelines, sea currents, salt deposits, salt seas, deserts, canals, marshes, mountain passes and mountain tunnels. A fine army artifact from the early years of the Cold War.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/13/2000

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