1951 (undated) 34 x 21 in (86.36 x 53.34 cm)
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This c. 1951 map of Korea was produced by Stars and Stripes, a U.S. military publication. The map details the entire Korean peninsula, showing both political and physical features. The 38th parallel is unmistakable and dominates the middle of the map. The 38th parallel became the line of demarcation between the Soviet and American zones of occupation following the Japanese surrender that ended World War II and was the flashpoint for the beginning of the Korean War. The cities are plainly marked, as well as the main roads, railroads, airfields, and ports. Both Seoul and Pyongyang are clearly marked as capitals. The maps stark color scheme makes it visually striking and is an incredible piece.
This map was published by Stars and Stripes, a U.S. military publication that was founded in 1861. We have not been able to locate other examples of this map in institutional collections or on the market.
Stars and Stripes.
Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso.