File:1943 World War II Japanese Aeronautical Map of Australia - Geographicus - Australia15-wwii-1943.jpg

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Title
Australia.
Description
English: A stunning large format Japanese map of Australia dating to World War II. Covers the entirety of the continent with color coding according to district. Offers superb detail regarding both topographical and political elements. Notes cities, roads, trade routes on air, sea and land, and uses shading to display oceanic depths. While Allied World War II maps of this region are fairly common it is extremely rare to come across their Japanese counterparts. All text in Japanese. This map was created as map no. 15 of a 20 map series detailing of parts of Asia and the Pacific prepared by the Japanese during World War II.
Date 1943 (undated)
Dimensions Height: 20 in (50.8 cm); Width: 29 in (73.6 cm)
dimensions QS:P2048,20U218593;P2049,29U218593
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Geographicus link: Australia15-wwii-1943
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This file was provided to Wikimedia Commons by Geographicus Rare Antique Maps, a specialist dealer in rare maps and other cartography of the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as part of a cooperation project.

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