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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Title
Europe from Moscow
Asia from Irkutsk
Work Type
Map published separately
Date
1952
Period
Prints
Maps, Charts and Graphs
Measurements
(cm, H x W) 72 x 108
Description
This cold war map shows the threat of the Soviet Union in Europe and Asia. The perspective of the map of Europe, and the progression of colors from dark to light, make it look as if Soviet tanks could simply roll downhill into the heart of Western Europe
the same is true for the map of Asia. Moreover, because the the earth is tilted away from the viewer, distances at the top of the map have been foreshortened. For example, the distance from Paris to Lisbon on this map appears to be about the same as the distance from Moscow to Leningrad, when in fact it is more than twice as great. This increases the apparent threat to Western Europe. For another example of this technique, see ID #1293, "An Airman's View".
The publisher of Time Magazine, along with Life and Fortune, was Henry Luce, the most powerful American media figure of his era and a fierce anti-communist. Baughman 2001, 1-5. Robert M. Chapin was an artist and long-time “Chief Cartographer” for Time. The collection includes a number of Chapin’s cold war maps reflecting Luce’s views: ID #2303, The Czar’s Will on 1944 Europe (1944); ID #1333, Communist Contagion (1946); ID #2010, West’s Germany (1949); ID #2012, Two Worlds (1950); ID ##1348.01-.02 & 1349, Europe From Moscow/Asia From Irkutsk (1952); ID #1359, Alaska (1958). This map originally appeared in the issue of March 10, 1952 (ID #1348), and was reprinted in large format for classroom use.
ID Number
1349.01
Source
reprint in enlarged format from Time Magazine, March 10, 1952.
Type
Map published separately
Full Title
Full Title: Europe from Moscow
Asia from Irkutsk
Rights
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