Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966) (after)
The Victory War Map
Ernest Dudley Chase, Winchester, Massachusetts: 1942
Signed in pencil lower left
15.75 x 23 inches, overall
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World War II-era map focusing on strategic transportation routes. Railroads and roads are indicated, with red dots for naval bases. The map includes all of Europe, as well as North Africa and Asia as far east as Calcutta. National boundaries and major cities are labeled, as are colonial territories in Africa, and rivers are indicated. The borders are decorated with the insignia of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines. Chase made at least one other related map, Total War Battle Map (1942), which included the entire world and is also on our website. The Harvard University Map Collection also owns examples of this map.
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