Dec 13, 2018 - Sale 2496

Sale 2496 - Lot 223

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(WORLD WAR II.) Dai Toa Senso Sekai Yozu. Large color-printed Japanese world map on 4 sheets joined. 42x85 inches overall; folded, minor repairs to some fold intersections. Japan, Showa 17 (1942)

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Published by the Japanese Naval Office one year into World War II, this monumentally-sized map shows the world at war and records all the major Japanese naval conflicts from December 8, 1941 to November 1942. Focusing on the Pacific theater, some noted battles and events include Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, Battle of the Coral Sea, the sinking of the U.S.S. Lexington, the invasion of the Aleutians and Japanese submarines off the California coast for the bombardment of Ellwood.