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Target Tokyo.  Newsmap for the Armed Forces.  Monday, October 18, 1943.  214th Week of the War - 96th Week of U.S. Participation.
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Target Tokyo. Newsmap for the Armed Forces. Monday, October 18, 1943. 214th Week of the War - 96th Week of U.S. Participation.

By JAPAN - WORLD WAR II - PROPAGANDA) Manning, F.E. (mapmaker).

Washington, D.C.: Army Air Forces.. [10-18-] 1943.. Color poster / map, 47 x 35 1/2 inches (120 x 90 cm), folding as issued now professionally mounted on linen backing. Wear and a little paper loss along the fold lines has been infilled, light toning to lower centrefold; the poster presents very well with bright color. Stunning image of a hemispherical view with Japan at the centre, encompassing the area from Iran in the west, Australia in the south, and as far as the west coast of the U.S. at the east of the map. The map maker is F.E. Manning, one of the distinguished news illustrators of the war, in a style very similar to that of Richard Edes Harrison. There is a scale along the lower edge which was intended to be clipped and used to measure distances of places on the map from Tokyo. Text reads: "This map is a photographic view of the world with the center at Tokyo. Thus, with the detachable scale, distances can be measured along any line running thru Tokyo. It should be noted that an inch at the center represents less mileage than an inch closer to the edges. The detachable scale has been designed to compensate for this and should be used only with the center at Tokyo. The photographic process used in making this map makes all distances measured with the tape approximate only. Distances are shown in statute miles. Lines between key cities do not represent regular air routes in all cases. They show distances between points that do not fall on a line going thru the center of the projection." The Newsmap posters were displayed in offices and factories to keep the American public updated with news of the war and to encourage their participation in the winning of it. .

$875.00

Carte du Royaume de Siam / Vue de Bangkok  (color Map of the Kingdom of Siam and View of Bangkok in complete issue of Le Petit Journal Supplement Illustre)
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Carte du Royaume de Siam / Vue de Bangkok (color Map of the Kingdom of Siam and View of Bangkok in complete issue of Le Petit Journal Supplement Illustre)

By THAILAND - FRANCE) Meyer, H. (illus).

Paris.: Le Petit Journal.. 08-12- 1893.. Complete issue (number 142, Saturday 12th August 1893) of the magazine, 8pp including color covers, 17 1/4 x 12 inches. Very good condition (paper is of a newsprint type but still very stable). A detailed and beautifully colored map of Siam (Thailand) and surrounding countries including "Empire d'An-Nam; Cambodge, Cochin-Chine Francaise, Luang-Prabang and Haut Laos. At bottom of the map appears the discrete geographic area identified as "Cochinchine Francaise" with Saigon prominently shown, embellished with a French Tricolor flag. Illustrations of sailing ships dot the lower coasts. .

$165.00

Home Life in Tokyo.
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Home Life in Tokyo.

By JAPAN - TOKYO - JAPANESE CUSTOMSA) Jukichi Inouye.

Tokyo.. 1910.. Color woodblock cover (with gold flecks) and frontispiece, full page and in-text black and white illustrations, vii+323pp, 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (Japanese binding with ties), in decorative cloth covered case with paper label on spine and clasps. Very light scattered foxing to endpapers, soft bump to lower right corner of front cover, otherwise the book is in very good condition in very good case. A detailed introduction to all things Japanese with chapters on Tokyo the Capital, The Streets of Tokyo, Houses: Exterior, Houses: Interior, Food, Female Dress, Daily Life, Marriage, Public Amusements, Feasts and Festivities, etc. Printed by The Tokyo Printing Company, Ltd. .

$125.00

Air Mail Across the Pacific, San Francisco to Hong Kong.  中美航空運郵. [Zhong mei hang kong yun you].
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Air Mail Across the Pacific, San Francisco to Hong Kong. 中美航空運郵. [Zhong mei hang kong yun you].

By HONG KONG / CHINA - PAN AM AIR MAIL POSTER)

San Francisco.. 1937.. Poster on stiff card, black and white photographic illustration, some light toning to margins, texts in traditional Chinese and English, 19 x 13 inches. 1935 poster advertising the first Trans-Pacific air mail service which ran between San Francisco and Hong Kong. Clearly aimed at Chinese Americans in San Francisco all text apart from the heading is in Chinese. The text lists the routes and fees between Hong Kong and San Francisco via Gan Island, Philippines and Macau. The centrally placed striking image of a plane shows a close-up of the "China Clipper", the plane that serviced the route, in black and white with the city of San Francisco below her in the background. The poster advertises "An aeroplane will be sent to carry the parcels from San Francisco to Hong Kong every Wednesday." Unfortunately the clipper has another claim to fame. Just as it was about to take off at 8am on the morning of 8 December 1941, it was destroyed by the Japanese forces, making it the first object to be destroyed in their attack on Hong Kong. (Stuart Braga - Making impressions: a Portuguese Family in Macau and Hong Kong, 1700-1945. Macau Instituto Internacional de Macau. 2015). .

$125.00

Guide to the Western Pacific.   For the use of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States of America. "Stepping Stones to Japan."
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Guide to the Western Pacific. For the use of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States of America. "Stepping Stones to Japan."

By CHINA / PACIFIC ISLANDS / PHILIPPINES - WORLD WAR II)

No Place of Publication.: CinCPac - CinCPOA.. Bulletin No. 126-44.. 1945.. Booklet, illustrated with single page black and white pictorial maps, 7 single page black and white maps and centrefold double page map, 140pp, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, back and front card covers form a single pictorial map of the Pacific arena from the Chinese coast to the Gilbert Islands. Light staining to top inner edge of first pages (through page 9) and last few pages, staples have rusted and left small stains, light stamp and discoloration to front covers, overall good condition. A "guide" to the Pacific Islands for "American soldiers, sailors, and marines...This book is to help them get along in these places which formerly were not even known by name to most Americans but which are destined to become as familiar as their own backyards to hundreds of Americans..." Twelve sections cover specific islands or groups of islands the history (from way back to the events of the present ie. World War II battles), the customs, climate, you name it, in a breezily informative way, with paragraph headings such as "Why worry about them?" There is a black and white pictorial map for most sections, often with a GI or a Japanese soldier featured. The Statistical Summary lists October 1944 as the latest date for U.S. occupation. This second edition includes non-pictorial maps of smaller islands, such as Miyako-shima, along with maps of the Shanghai Area and Kyushu Island. .

$55.00

Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong.

By HONG KONG)

Hong Kong.: Hong Kong Tourist Association.. No date. Ca. 1964.. Tourist publication 9 x 3 ½ inches that unfolds to four colorful panels 9 x 14 inches with each representing a decorative screen. Text on verso of each panel references one of the four seasons. Light residue and small area of paper loss at top of one panel strongly suggests the brochure was at one point contained in an album of tourist souvenirs. Despite this damage, the brochure is an attractive and inventive item, with loose sepia panels on verso of the "screen" extolling wonderful "shopping," "beaches," "fascinating sights," and "exotic nightlife." A engaging and most unusual item, with condition issues noted. .

$115.00

Chinese Beauty in Bathing Attire. No.1.
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Chinese Beauty in Bathing Attire. No.1.

By CHINA - WOMEN)

Shanghai.. No date. Ca. 1930s.. Color lithographic poster, image 23 x 16 1/2 inches on sheet 30 1/2 x 21 inches. Faint abrasions to upper edge (insect damage?); dampstain spot to mid upper edge, upper and lower left corner; repaired 1 inch tear to upper right corner, chip and 1/2 inch area of paper loss to upper left corner, faint soiling to upper right edge, single pinhole to mid upper and lower edge, registration lines in right margin, all outside image area. A few soft creases to paper and a few pin sized holes in mid upper image. Overall, good to very good condition with wide margins and bright, clean image. This vintage poster appears to be from the 1920s-1930s and features a young Chinese woman in stylish bathing attire sitting on rocky beach with the ocean and setting sun behind her. "No. 1" is printed below image. Text in lower margin in Chinese. .

$545.00

[Untitled: Chinese doll.]
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[Untitled: Chinese doll.]

By CHINESE FOLK ART)

King's Messengers, S.P.G.. 1905?. Carefully crafted image of a Chinese man glued to stiff brown card backing approximately 10 x 7 inches. On verso of card is the text "King's Messengers, S.P.G. Rugby Branch. Passed Examination in Missionary Knowledge. Secretary...... Chaplain...... 19..." (The last three items left blank.) The King's Messengers adopted the lengthy acronym S.P.G. ("The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts,") in 1902. Presumably the delicately assembled 7-inch-tall figure was constructed at a Society mission in China and at some point glued to the backing. A loop at the top suggests that the figure was intended to hang free. The doll-like figure represents an unusual example of folk art; it is in very good clean condition. .

$165.00

Things Seen in Japan.
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Things Seen in Japan.

By JAPAN) Holland, Clive.

London.: Seeley & Co., Ltd.. 2nd Edition.. 1909.. Small book with red leather covers, 6 x 4 ¼ inches, 50 black and white illustrations (chiefly photographic) 252 pp. followed by 18 pp. of advertisements from the publisher. Top and bottom of spine abraded. Blind stamp with tear beneath on page following front free endpaper. Overall good condition. The publishers quote the Manchester Guardian: "The subjects give a very fair idea of the beauty and charm of a fascinating country." Topics include Home Life, Country Life, Town Life and The Future of Japan. .

$60.00

Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai, China.
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Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai, China.

By CHINA - SHANGHAI)

T. W. Ingersoll.. No date. Ca. 1903.. Stereoview card (2 color images on a 3 1/2 x 7 inch card). Light wear to edges, good condition. Stereo views were very popular at the turn of the twentieth century; when the stereo card was placed in a stereoscope a 3-D view was created. Number 1369. .

$30.00

Among the Junks on River at Shanghai, China.
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Among the Junks on River at Shanghai, China.

By CHINA - SHANGHAI)

T. W. Ingersoll.. Copyright 1903.. Stereoview card (2 color images on a 3 1/2 x 7 inch card). Light wear to edges, very good condition. Number 1368. Stereo views were very popular at the turn of the twentieth century; when the stereo card was placed in a stereoscope a 3-D view was created. .

$30.00

The Shopper's Paradise.
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The Shopper's Paradise.

By SINGAPORE FREE PORT)

Singapore.: Tourist Office, Ministry of Culture.. Circa 1960.. Folded brochure 9 x 4 inches promoting Singapore as a "Shopper's Paradise." Listed on three panels are various types of merchandise with info regarding "where to buy." Goods include Radios, Watches, Antiques, Ivory and Jade, Carpets, Cameras, Jewelry, Furs, and more. Beneath each listing is an area in the city in which the goods described can most readily be found. For example: "Cameras" are found particularly in "Raffles Arcade, Raffles Place, High Street, North Bridge Road, Cross Street, and Middle Road." Facilitating the search is a two-panel map of the city in which "only the general shopping streets are shown." Brochure in very good clean condition. An interesting, if not very practical, ephemeral item. .

$55.00

The Expediter.
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The Expediter.

By ASIA GUIDE-BOOK) Upton Close (Josef Washington Hall)

Tokyo.: Self-published.. Circa 1930.. "The Expediter" was a handbook supplied to U.S. participants assembled for tour-guide Upton Close’s fifth excursion to the Far East, in which he served, to use his preferred terminology, as "Commander" of a "Cultural Expedition." Text at rear lists the names of "Attendees" of four earlier "Expeditions" beginning in 1927; the number of entries show an increase with each tour. The book lists a series of informative "lectures" delivered by Close in the course of the "Expedition" - on the steamer heading out and throughout the tour. A series of pages render phrases in Japanese and Chinese useful for brief utterances, but most likely of marginal utility to his tourist party. At rear of the book are foldout pages of "Expedition Songs," listing the different ones selected for each of Close’s earlier junkets. Booklet is in excellent clean condition, essentially "as new," possibly tucked in a suitcase and never consulted. It remains a remarkable ephemeral Guide Book in which the "Commander’s" steely persona is, at evert turn, on authoritarian display. Upton Close (born Josef Washington Hall in Kelso, Washington, in 1894) first experienced the Far East as a Seventh Day Adventist missionary in China. He contributed articles in the 1920s to "National Geographic" and other periodicals, and by the 1930s had established himself as a journalist, with several books on the Far East, as well as serving as Tour Guide for groups wishing to experience the cultures of China and Japan. After World War II he became associated with far-right groups and was a close associate, in Washington D.C., of Joseph McCarthy circa 1950. He died in a motor vehicle accident in Mexico in 1960. .

$125.00

India Tourist Map.
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India Tourist Map.

By INDIA)

Bombay.: Government of India: Tourist Division.. No date. Ca. 1950.. Brochure 9 x 4 inches unfolding to a sheet 27 x 28 inches with text and a variety of photos on one side and on the other a large 20 x 21 inch map depicting the major roads, air routes and railways of India together with outline regional maps relating to the North, South, and North East portions of the country. A small circular map depicts sea and air routes from India to the rest of the world. There is a small area of paper loss in map along a fold, and a presumed botch in the initial publishing has been "corrected" by a paste-on printed patch approximately 1 x 1 ½ inches. Depicted in Assam in the Eastern portion of the country is the Kaziranga Game Sanctuary, renamed the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950 to emphasize the concept of conservation as opposed to hunting, Reference is also made to the state-owned airlines, which date from 1953, hence a circa 1950s publication date is likely. The map is in good clean condition, marred only by the patch in the Western portion of Assam. .

$45.00

India.  Agra.
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India. Agra.

By INDIA - AGRA)

Bombay.: Government of India.. 1961.. Folded brochure 9 x 4 inches featuring 9 color photographs (1 or 2 panels) and, when fully opened, a 14 ¼ x 12 ½ inch color map of the city featuring 5 pictorial images of important sites, the best known being the Taj Mahal near the Jamuna River. Small circles with numerals are keyed to a listing of 65 or so sites useful to tourists (for example, the Empress Hotel, the Idgah Railway Station, etc.). Other images denote "Petrol Pump" or "Restaurant." Text columns provide information pertaining to the pictorial images featured on the map. Map is in very good clean condition. .

$45.00

Japan.

By JAPAN)

Japan.: Board of Tourist Industry. Japanese Government Railways.. 1940.. BOOKLET, full page color illustrations, numerous black and white illustrations, color centrefold pictographic/pictorial map, two full page color illustrations, unpaginated (about 40 pp including color covers), 10 x 7 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Soft vertical crease, otherwise very good condition. Beautiful booklet with information on pre-World War II Japan. Images of sports, food, industry, education, festivals, propeller plane and other forms of transportation. One section on Manchukuo (Manchuria) and images of Taiwan and Korea; centrefold color pictographic map shows transportation routes and includes the Korean peninsula and coast of China. A fascinating prewar item. Cover depicts a young woman in kimono with a doll. .

$65.00

Panorama of the Great Wall of China.
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Panorama of the Great Wall of China.

By GREAT WALL OF CHINA)

Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.. 02- 1923.. Folded photographic view of "The Great Wall of China near Nankow Pass." The view unfolds to a panorama 9 ½ x 45 ½ inches. Childish scribble on the back of one folded sheet (not impacting photo image) while folding sheet on extreme left end of panorama (9 ½ x 5 ¾ inches) has several light ripples, presumably as issued. Accompanying the Great Wall foldout is a copy of the National Geographic for February 1923 containing an article, illustrated with numerous photographs and several maps, titled "A Thousand Miles Along the Great Wall of China." Pencil notations on front cover of magazine; some paper loss at bottom of spine. Overall good condition. .

$35.00

The Warlord in the Far East.  Admiral Togo.  Gen. S. Kusunose.  Japan's Young Emperor.
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The Warlord in the Far East. Admiral Togo. Gen. S. Kusunose. Japan's Young Emperor.

By JAPAN- WORLD WAR I)

Portland, OR.: The Sunday Oregonian.. 09-06- 1914.. Newspaper sheet from the September 6 1914 issue of The Sunday Oregonian, 23 x 16 1/2 inches (58 x42cm), edge tears otherwise very good condition. The text beneath the image reads in part: "At once the oldest and the youngest of the nations in the present world war is Japan, who has been selected by the allies ofr the taks of policing the eastern seas against Germany...Matsuhito, the father of the present Emperor, lifted Japan to a position as a world power; Yoshihito is given the task of directing the destiny of the empire in its newly-acquired position..." .

$185.00

Beppu - Its Picturesque Environs. See Beppu, Then and Die.
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Beppu - Its Picturesque Environs. See Beppu, Then and Die.

By JAPAN - BEPPU) Fujiwara, T.

Beppu, Japan.: Beppu Research Society.. 1928.. Booklet, color pictorial card wrappers with string tie, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (19 x 12 cm), 30 numbered pages, color folding map of the city, black and white photo illustrations. Very good condition. A most attractive publication presenting the hot springs resort of Beppu in the most cosmopolitan terms: the introduction notes that "the city of Beppu is among the best known places of this country which no globe-trotters can afford to neglect" while the Mayor extends the hope that "this booklet will be to visitors to this place what Baedeker is to globe-trotters." The back cover repeats the exhortation of the title, here quoted as "See Beppu, ahd then die." .

$165.00

Maps of the Pacific War with details of All Asiatic and Pacific Fighting Fronts...also World and Air-Line-Distance Maps. (Map title: Map of The Pacific War Theatre).
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Maps of the Pacific War with details of All Asiatic and Pacific Fighting Fronts...also World and Air-Line-Distance Maps. (Map title: Map of The Pacific War Theatre).

By WORLD WAR II - PACIFIC ARENA) Hitt, William M. (mapmaker).

Los Angeles.: Hollywood Postcard & Publishing Co.. 1944.. Map on sheet 22 x 34 inches, folding to pamphlet Short separation at horizontal centrefold, one inch tear at right lower edge, additional soft crease when folded, overall very good condition. This handsome, clearly printed black and white map of the Pacific War Theatre is distinguished by the clarity and detail of the information contained, with a great number of very small islands and places clearly marked. At the upper left corner is a calculator of "Air-line Distances in Statute Miles." The map is surrounded by many smaller maps including China, the Philippines with an inset of the area around Manila, Burma, Malaya (with an inset of the area around Singapore), Oahu and many of the smaller islands in the Pacific where fighting was going on. Allied Bases, Russian Bases and Japanese Bases are marked. On the verso is a map of the world and listing of "Sovereign Nations of the World" together with a map of Air-line Distances: "This map is drawn on Hitt's North Polar Projection, which shows all land masses and north polar seas in nearly exact proportions, but which greatly distorts the three southern oceans. The small insert of the South Polar Region shows a better relationship of southern land masses." .

$165.00

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