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Designed by Bureau of Naval Personnel Training Aids / U.S. Government Printing Office, Nav War Map No. 4 / THE NORTH PACIFIC AREA. Washington: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Dept., 1944.

Striking U.S. Navy map of the North Pacific in WWII

A mammoth and colorful propaganda map of the North Pacific issued by the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II. This impressive, separately-published poster highlights events across the North Pacific, beginning with the Japanese strikes of late 1941 and early 1942. The attack on Pearl Harbor is highlighted, for example, by a depiction of […]

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Thomas Chew, Return of the Killed and Wounded on board the US Frigate Chesapeake James Lawrence Esq Captain in the Action with the British Frigate Shannon on the 1st June 1813. Aboard the Chesapeake or Shannon: June 1, 1813.

Manuscript casualty list from the USS Chesapeake’s 1813 encounter with the HMS Shannon, by the Chesapeake’s purser

The original manuscript record of the casualties on the USS Chesapeake during her June 1, 1813 defeat by the HMS Shannon. Compiled on the day of the battle and updating over the next several days. Following a challenge issued by British Captain Philip Broke, the USS Chesapeake, under Captain James Lawrence, met the HMS Shannon in a single-battle off […]

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10 War Department Newsmaps from 1945, focusing on the pivot to the Pacific Theatre

Ten War Dept. Newsmaps from 1945, focusing on the pivot to the Pacific

Ten striking propaganda Newsmaps published by the U.S. War Department during the Second World War, covering roughly the period between the surrenders of Nazi Germany and Japan. Unusual in being accompanied by their original War Department mailing envelope. This run of Newsmaps is not continuous, but all were issued between May 7 and August 13, […]

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Striking World War Two “ Nav War Map ” issued by the U.S. Navy

A mammoth and colorful ” Nav War Map ” issued by the U.S. Navy Department near the end of World War II. This impressive, separately-published propaganda map was produced to emphasize the vast scale on which the U.S Navy operated during the Second World War. It gives particular attention to the Navy’s role in protecting the […]

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Rare print of the President and the Little Belt

A rare print of an American naval “victory” of sorts. In early May of 1811 the U.S. frigate President under Captain John Rodgers was sent in search of the Guerriere, which had recently stopped and boarded the American brig Spitfire and impressed a native-born American. On the evening of May 15-16 (not the 11th as stated […]

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[ Wasp and Frolic ] J. J. Barralett del. / S. Seymour sculp., Capture of H.B.M. Sloop of War FROLIC 22 Guns Capt Whinyates By the U.S. Sloop of War WASP 18 Guns, Capt. Jones, After an action of FORTYFIVE Minutes. Philadelphia: W. H Morgan, [ND].

Rare view of the iconic 1812 engagement between the Wasp and Frolic

A rare aquatint view of the climax of the iconic War of 1812 naval engagement between the Wasp and Frolic, engraved in aquatint after a painting by John James Barralett. The War of 1812 began with the United States Navy apparently outmatched in every way by its British counterpart. Yet the first year of the […]

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Nav War Map No. 3 [:] WORLD WAR 2 IN THE NORTH SEA AREA

Back-to-back Nav War Maps of the North Atlantic & North Pacific Theatres

A mammoth and colorful propaganda poster from the Nav War Map series issued by the U.S. Navy Department during World War II. This impressive, separately-published poster is printed on both sides. The recto features Nav War Map No. 3, which highlights major events in the North Atlantic and North Sea. These include the German invasion […]

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U.S. Government Printing Office, Nav War Map NO. 2 [:] THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AREA. Washington, D.C.: Navy Department, 1944.

Spectacular “Nav War Map” of the South China Sea

A spectacular propaganda map of the South China Sea, issued in 1944 by the U.S. Navy.   The map emphasizes the strategic significance of the South China Sea region as a source of raw materials, including “almost all of the world’s quinine; nine-tenths of the world’s rubber; one-half of the world’s tin and tungsten; and […]

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