Total War Battle Map. Certain Victory Will be Ours!

Ernest Dudley Chase. Winchester, MA. 1943. Chase, Ernest Dudley (mapmaker).
Color pictorial map, 14 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches, on sheet 16 x 36 1/2 inches. SIGNED IN PENCIL AT LOWER LEFT by the artist. Pinholes at each corner, soft creasing and foxing to right end of sheet from rolling and storage, crease to margin of two right corners. Map itself is clean and bright and will display very well.

An inspirational World War II map of the world designed and published by Ernest Dudley Chase with poetical note at lower centre: A Battle Map, to set the stage For “total war” on land and sea; And, in the border, just a hint – A prayer – for total victory! In addition, the cartouche declares: “Certain Victory Will be Ours!” The five border vignettes feature ‘A Yank Tank,’ ‘Coast Artillery,’ ‘Mobile Field Gun,’ ‘Flying Fortress’ and ‘New Anti Aircraft Gun Mounts by Westinghouse.’ Germany and Japan are marked in black. There is extensive treatment of the Pacific Islands, a major battle field. This is the poster (unfolded) version of the map, which was also issued as a folding brochure. It is signed in pencil by the mapmaker. #44284