801.09 - Great Circle Airways, 1943, by Fortune Magazine, Richard Edes Harrison, New York


The map is based on the gnomic projection, developed by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey as a result of the Air Commerce Act of 1923.  Air routes were shown indicating the shortest routes between two points.  An example, New York to San Francisco is 2,500 miles and San Francisco to Tokyo is 5,100 miles.  There is a facts table and small insert at the lower left of the map. Published in color and issued folded; the map is rated Very Good with a few archival repairs at the fold marks with partial loss of the scale on the top of the map [see our rating criteria on the Home Page].  It measures approximately (24.0 “ x 19.8″).

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