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This is a magnificent World Air Route map with the map centered on Japan.  It shows the well noted flights of the times: Charles Lindbergh's solo Trans-Atlantic flight, Zeppelin's round the world flight, the first aerial circumnavigation of the globe by the US Army, and Airship Italia's flight to the North Pole.  There are 52 vignettes are shown around the map -- city scenes (Washington's Lincoln Memorial, Parliament buildings in London and Budapest, etc), Famous Sites (Taj Mahal, Pyramids at Memphis, etc), People (Native American, Muslim woman, etc), Animals (zebra, polar bear, etc).  This was used as a game board, sugoroku, somewhat similar to the Western 'snakes and ladders'.

1930 Japanese Mainichi Newspaper World Air Route Pictorial Map

SKU: 2441a
  • Title

    Conquer Sky Sugoroku [World Air Route Map]

  • Map Maker Specifics

    Mainichi Newspaper, 1930, Osaka

  • Size

    26.8 x 40.1 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Fair.  Some toning, damp spots (mostly noticeable on verso) and stains.  Splits in folds (some repeared on verso), several small pinholes and filled voids.  Splits and chips in margins.  Nicely colored.

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