'30-40'S ERA - AIR AGE MAP OF THE WORLD - POLAR PROJECTION
"... That's why we need a map designed for this Air Age, showing these increasingly important over-the-top-of-the-world sky-ways, great circle courses and distances to all parts of the world.
The Air Age is forcing great changes in the lives of people all over the earth. Some are temporary; others will remain. The greatest permanent change will result from an increasing use of air as a means of transportation. This medium is available alike to inland and coastal places everywhere. The airplane is neither continental nor maritime exclusively - it can follow great circle courses because its freedom of movement does away with surface barriers."
A very nice and rare, vintage item for aviation and route map collectors. Original map showing the flight routes before WW II. Not dated but some knowledge of political history indicates as such. Almost all of Africa is under Belgian, British or French colonial rule, like Belgian Congo, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, French Equotorial Africa, French West Africa. Palestine and Trans Jordan in the Middle East. Manchukuo and French Indochina in Asia. Germany is in one piece in Europe. Canada is Dominion of Canada. Naval Bases and stations are indicated with a star on the map. Flight distances are given in statute miles. Nice small illustrated propeller aircrafts on the borders. Unusual vintage polar projection map showing the great circle courses and distances to all parts of the world.
Approximate size: 55.6 x 81.0 cm. Printed in U.S.A. Copyright C. S. Hammond & Co., N.Y. In very good condition. Worth matting and framing. Printed on heavy weight paper stock and blank on the back. You can see the full map as well as some details.
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