Lot 583: Nagasaki pilot's escape map 1944

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:47

Lot 583: Author: N/A; Title: Nagasaki [&] Kagoshima; Place Published: Washington, D.C.; Publisher: Army Map Service; Date Published: 1944; Description: Color maps, printed on both sides of a 58.5x67.5 cm (23x26½") synthetic silk cloth. Second AMS edition.Detailed aeronautical escape charts, issued to pilots during WWII to be worn as neck kerchiefs under their flight suits as part of their survival gear in the event they were shot down. Filled with information and showing roads, railroads, cities, towns, villages, lighthouses, radio stations, plus topographical and watershed detail. Condition: Creased, some light staining; near fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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