Auction 102

Lot 74:

GERMAN MAP SMOLENSK - BATTLE OF MOSCOW

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $300

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German map of Smolensk, Russia, from 1940 used by the Wehrmacht for official use. Based on the markings on the map, we assume it originates from the period of 1941-1942, the Battles of Rzhev or Operation Typhoon, the Battle of Moscow. Germany didn’t capture Smolensk until mid-July 1941 and the Katyn Massacre near Smolensk took place in April 1940. The map is marked at the top ‘International world map SMOLENSK Sonderausgabe [special edition] V.1940 Nur Fur Den Dienstgebrauch! [Only for official use] N-36’, at the bottom the map indicates ‘Edition 1929 Addendum 1940.’ The map bears a pencil marking line east of Wjasma (Vyazma).19 x 26.5 inches, folds and a little toning on the bottom.

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