Lot 629: MS battlefield map France 1944

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2016-01-13 11:47:56

Lot 629: Author: N/A; Title: Ink manuscript map detailing positions of opposing forces in the Lorraine region of northeastern France in the fall of 1944; Place Published: France; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1944; Description: Ink on drafting linen. 109x135 cm (39x53").Rare battlefield map created in the fall of 1944, as Allied forces were encroaching on Germany, soon to be checked by the onslaught of Panzers during the Battle of the Bulge. Shown are the deployments in the northeastern portion of France, with particular reference to German positions, including extensive fortifications near Phalsbourg, ammunition dumps, fox holes, trenches, minefields and other military features. There are some explanatory notes on the map, e.g. "Most houses in western part of town dismantled and removed"; "Fox holes and fire trenches in this area"; "Firing bays every 100 ft."; "Camouflaged warehouses"; and "Bridge Out!"; etc. With legend at bottom, "Compiled by XV Corps P.I. Team" referring to the Photographic Interpreter Team. Condition: Some staining and other battlefield wear; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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