Manning, F.E. (mapmaker).
Washington, D.C. Army Air Forces. 10-25- 1943.
Volume II No. 27. Color poster / map, 47 x 35 inches (120 x 90 cm), folding as issued to 9 x 12 inches. Fine example of this huge map. (IMAGE is a STOCK IMAGE for this very large piece). One side shows a hemispherical view with Berlin at the centre. The map maker is F.E. Manning, one of the distinguished news illustrators of the war, working in a style very similar to that of Richard Edes Harrison. There is a paper scale at the lower edge which was intended to be clipped to measure distances of places on the map from Berlin. Text reads: "This map is a photographic view of the world with the center at Berlin. Thus, with the detachable scale, distances can be measured along any line running thru Berlin. It should be noted that an inch at the center represents less mileage than an inch closer to the edges. The detachable scale has been designed to compensate for this and should be used only with the center on Berlin. The photographic process used in making this map makes all distances measured with the tape approximate only. Distances are shown in statute miles. Lines between key cities do not represent regular air routes in all cases. They show distances between points that do not fall on a line going thru the center of the projection." The other side has 4 two-color maps: Bridgeheads across the DNEPR river; map of northern Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia area; map fo the eastern Mediterranean area; Operations begin in Burma. Another Newsmap "Target Berlin" was also issued; two important and striking propaganda maps of the World War II era. Item #39998