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Harry W. Frantz map collection, 1922-1950

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FOLDER 1 Harry W. Frantz map collection
1 Global Map for Global War and Global Peace, 1943
62 x 85 cm
Detailed color-printed folding pictorial map of the world on an Azimuthal Equidistant Projection, prepared for Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) in 1943.
The map features the emblems of diverse national Air Forces during the Second World War, including Iraq, Latvia, Iran, Guatemala, "Fighting France", China (Kuomintang), Brazil, and many others.
The verso features U.S. military insignia (Army, Navy, and Air Force), Aircraft Squadron Insignia, tips on spotting aircraft, aircraft formations, etc. It also features a vignette on the kinds of aluminum used to make airplanes.
The covers show three representations of the Earth, comparing the times it took to travel around the world in 1872, 1903, and 1943.
2 Pennsylvania Central Airlines. Maps in the 14th Year of Operating Experience Serving the Capitals of Industry, 1950
46 x 71 cm
Rand McNally, Chicago.
Pictoral map showing the airline's routes and distances between cities.
Verso maps:
All maps 22 statute miles to one inch.
Detroit-Sault Ste. Marie.
Chicago-Grand Rapids.
3 American Airlines System Map. Route of the Flagships, ca. 1940s
59 x 79 cm
General Drafting Co., Inc., New York.
Pictorial map with vignettes depicting attractions across the United States and in portions of Canada and Mexico.
The American Airlines System is depicted "in relation to the Air Transport System" of the United States, with other airlines marked in green.
Verso maps:
Boston-New York-Washington.
Buffalo and Toronto-New York.
Chicago-St. Louis.
St. Louis-Dallas-Fort Worth.
Albany-New York.
Chicago-New York.
Los Angeles-Fort Worth-Dallas.
Fort Worth-Dallas-Washington.
Pictographs include one of the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State and one of the Dionne Quintuplets.
4 The World Prepared Especially for The National Geographic Magazine. Showing the Political Divisions, Including Those Established after the World War, 1922
175 x 279 cm
Gilbert Grosvenor.
National Geographic map of the world showing international and states boundaries after World War I.
Insets of the north polar region, south polar region, density of population and prevailing winds, and natural vegetation and ocean currents.
Scale: ca. 1:39,600,000 (625 miles to the inch).
5 U.S. Foreign Air Mail Routes. Post Office Department, January 1, 1936
46 x 59 cm
Black and white map.
Post Office Department map showing the airmail routes in South America, Mexico and Central America.
Shows foreign mail routes and connecting air mail routes.
6 Pilot Chart of the Upper Air -- North Atlantic Ocean. No. 1400a, January 1936
66 x 97 cm
Hydrographic Office under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.
Weather chart of the upper air.
Verso incldues Air Traffic Rules.
Printed December 23, 1935.
7 The Main Trunk Air Routes of the World, 1933
United States Coast Guard.
Edition No. 3
8 Hammond's Air Age Mape of the World. A Polar Projection, 1948
73 x 51 cm
C.S. Hammond, New York.
Color world map that shows airways routes over the Arctic Circle and other global air-routes with air distances.
Azimuthal equidistant polar projection.
Inset maps of the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

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