Between Nazi Germany and Imperialist Japan: large-format map of the Soviet Union by one of America’s great cartographic illustrators.

[Untitled map of the Soviet Union]

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Cartographer(s): Robert M. Chapin Jr.
Date: Nov. 17 1941
Place: New York
Dimensions: 30 ½”h x 45 ¾”w at neat line plus margins
Condition Rating: VG+
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A monumental map emphasizing the vast size and immense natural wealth of the Soviet Union as well as the threat of Axis invasion from the East and West. In a nice touch, the Communist state is shown in red, with members of the Axis and areas under their control in dark gray.

The map is a much-enlarged version of one printed in the Nov. 17, 1941, issue of Time magazine.


Robert M. Chapin Jr.

Along with Richard Edes Harrison, Robert M. Chapin Jr. (fl. 1933 – 1970) was one of the most influential World War II and Cold War cartographers and illustrators. Trained as an architect, Chapin instead took a job as in-house cartographer at Newsweek. He quickly distinguished himself in the field, and was hired as the head of Time’s cartography department, a position he held for 33 years, from 1937 to 1970.

Condition Description

Folds as issued, else excellent.