4 results, ordered by Publication Date
650th Engineer Topographic Battalion, HIROSHIMA [:] EMERGENCY EDITION AFPAC SHEET 4550-II. [Japan], September 1945.

The first printed map of the destruction of Hiroshima?

Unrecorded map of the damage from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, produced by the U.S. Sixth Army in September 1945 and likely the first printed map to document the city’s devastation. In the late Spring of 1945 Hiroshima was chosen as the target for the first combat use of an atomic bomb. It was one […]

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R[obert] M[acfarlane] Chapin, Jr., THREE-WAY DOOM. [New York:] Time, Inc., April 2, 1945 [but a bit later.]

R. M. Chapin map of the bombing of Japan in 1945

A striking poster published in the waning months of the Second World War, showing what was left of the Japanese Empire being decimated by American bombers attacking from three directions. The map is a much-enlarged version of one printed in the April 2, issue of Time magazine. Mapmaker Robert M. Chapin (fl. 1937-1970), Chief Cartographer […]

$650
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HIROSHIMA PRE-STRIKE MOSAIC [with:] HIROSHIMA POST STRIKE MOSAIC 6 AUGUST 1945. [Japan, 1945-1946].

Rare photomosaics of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bombing

Very rare, large-format “pre-” and “post-strike” photomosaics of Hiroshima, the latter compiled from photographs taken following the detonation of the “Little Boy” atomic bomb over the city.   In the late Spring of 1945 Hiroshima was chosen as the target for the first combat use of an atomic bomb. It was one of the few […]

$4,500
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Spectacular poster for a Japanese film on the War in the Pacific

A monumental and extremely rare poster for a Japanese film celebrating the War in the Pacific. This mammoth poster and map of East Asia and the Pacific was issued to promote the Italian release of the 1958 Japanese film Battaglia del Pacifico.   Produced by the Shin Toho Company and directed by Toshio Shimura, the film was […]

$4,750
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