1939 United Press Broadside Map of the World and Pictorial History

WorldNews-unitedpress-1939
$425.00
1939 A. D. Pictorial History and World Map. - Main View
Processing...

1939 United Press Broadside Map of the World and Pictorial History

WorldNews-unitedpress-1939

Documents the horrors of 1939 through photography.
$425.00

Title


1939 A. D. Pictorial History and World Map.
  1939 (dated)     21 x 30.5 in (53.34 x 77.47 cm)     1 : 84480000

Description


Dramatically illustrating a world ravaged by war, this 1939 United Press and Columbia Broadcasting System map of the world details 1939's many life-altering events. The political map at center belies the violence then rampaging across the globe, but its results are apparent. Nazi Germany encompasses Austria and half of Czechoslovakia and Poland, while the Soviet Unit occupies Poland's other half. War had been raging in Asia since 1937, mostly ignored here, apart from Manchukuo's inclusion. Dashed lines trace global maritime trade routes and provide the distances for each.
The Pictorial Border
Unlike many pictorial maps, this piece's border consists of printed photographs, instead of artists' drawings. These photos capture moments of the new European war, including the signing of the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, Nazi Germany's invasions of Poland and Czechoslovakia, and German ships set ablaze by their crews. Other images celebrate technological advances, such as the inaugural Pan-American trans-Atlantic clipper service and the 1939 New York World's Fair. Pope Pius XI's death is remembered, as is the crowning of the new pope, Pius XII.
Publication History and Census
This map was created and published by the United Press and Columbia Broadcasting System in 1939. One example is cataloged in OCLC as being part of the collection at the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine.

Condition


Good. Laid down on archival tissue. Lower right corner reinstated.

References


Rumsey 8136.000. OCLC 55796954.