1942 or Showa 17 World War II era Japanese Aviation Map of Northeast Australia
Description: This is a scarce and beautiful large format Japanese aviation chart of map of northeast Australia issued by the Japan Army General Staff dating to 1942. This World War II era map covers the northeastern part of Australia from the Timor Sea and the Daly River east to Cape Upstart and southward from the Gulf of Carpentaria. It includes the northern parts of Queensland and the Northern Territory. The map is highly detailed and notes important cities, towns, rivers, roads, shipping lines and other important topographical features. While Allied World War II maps of this region are fairly common it is extremely rare to come across their Japanese counterparts. All text is in Japanese.
Date: 1942 (undated)
Cartographer: Japanese Military during World War II. Click here for a list of rare maps from the Japanese Military during World War II.
Size: Printed area measures 42 x 30 inches (106.68 x 76.2 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 2000000
Condition: Very good. Minor wear and verso repair along original fold lines. Blank on verso. Minor worm holes at places.
Code: NEAustralia-showa17-1942 (to order by phone call: 646-483-0487)
Tags: Japanese Map , World War II Map , Aviation Chart