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Hagstrom's map of the Pacific and the Far East [cartographic material] : on Mercator's projection
Bib ID 4931595
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Hagstrom Company
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale for Map of the Pacific [ca. 1:20,000,000], 60 nautical miles equals 1 degree at the equator ; Mercator's proj. (E 65°00'--W 155°00'/N 60°00'--S 50°00')  Scale for Map of the world [ca. 1:20,000,000], 60 nautical miles = 1° at the equator ; Mercator's proj. (E 90°00'--W 90°00'/N 80°00'--S 66°33') 
Description New York : Hagstrom Co., [1945?] 
1 map : col. ; 73 x 75 in., on sheet 79 x 106 cm. 
Full contents Ancillary b&w map on verso: Hagstrom's map of the world : on Mercator's projection. 
Biography/History

Andrew Hagstrom emigrated from Sweden and established a Graphic Arts business in New York City in 1916. He later purchased the copyrights to Dolph and Street Co. base maps of New York City. Because of his unique style and easy to read format, his street and road maps became popular in the New York metropolitan area around the 1930's and 40's. The name Hagstrom became the premier mapmaker and won many contracts with the city of New York.

Notes

Map of Asia and the Pacific Area, with the focus on Australasia, South East Asia and Oceania. The map shows in blue the main supply routes of the United Nations as well as the Axis Nations. Also shown in red, allowing for a corridor of 500 miles, is the bombing routes of the United Nations and the Axis Nations, depicting visually areas of heavy bombing. Many routes are labelled with the miles between and the time of travel. Some of the major routes are dated from 1942 to summer 1944 (assuming it is the northern hemisphere season).

Includes two joined hemispheres marked Land Hemisphere, and, Water Hemisphere, respectively.

Includes a b&w hemisphere displaying the Pacific Ocean.

"International boundaries. The boundaries shown upon this map are those recognised at the start of THE WORLD WAR II, September 1939".

Map is undated without the dating code used by the Hagstrom Company. The illustrations on the front panel shows an American marine coming ashore from a US landing craft. The United States did not enter World War II until Dec. 6, 1941 when the Japanese bombed their naval stronghold at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. Also the advertisement for another Hogstrom war publication Invasion map of Europe clearly mentions D-Day which was June 6, 1945 and unknown to the public until after the event. This publication is unlikely to have been published in 1946 but possible.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234139858

Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area -- Maps.  |  Military supplies -- Pacific Area -- Maps.  |  Bombardment -- Pacific Area -- Maps.  |  Asia -- Maps.  |  Southeast Asia -- Maps.  |  Pacific Area -- Maps.  |  Pacific Area -- 1936-1944 -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1939-1944 
Other authors/contributors Hagstrom, Andrew
Also Titled

Map of the Pacific and the Far East

Front panel title: Follow the War, Hagstrom's Map of the Pacific and the Far East : Aleutian Is, Australia, Burma, China, East Indies, Fr. Indo China, Hawaiian Is., India, Japan, New Guinea, New Zealand, Philippine Is., Soviet Union, Thailand (Siam).

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