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Escape map

Object Number: 
1967.13
Date: 
1942
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. ( 89.2 x 63.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "ROAD MAP/ OF/ WEST AFRICA/ SCALE 1:5,000,000/ For use by/ War and Navy Department Agencies only/ Not for sale or distribution/ ..."
Description: 
Cotton printed map of Northwest Africa with three legends across the bottom; printed in blue, black and red ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This map was made to facilitate escape of downed U.S. Airforce personnel for the African invasion during World War II. The map was created from old tour books which is why the scale varies in the three sections. The donor recieved the map from the U.S. Army Map Service, with which he was associated.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James G. Strobridge
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group