Item #17223 Original World War Two War Department Reference Work for Japanese Islands and Surrounding Areas Map Reading. Includes Names of Towns and Villages with Population. Used for Army Strategic Planning. Tokonami Takejiro WW 2.

Original World War Two War Department Reference Work for Japanese Islands and Surrounding Areas Map Reading. Includes Names of Towns and Villages with Population. Used for Army Strategic Planning.

First Edition

A reference work for US Army planners during the Second World War. First US edition. Issued by the War Department, Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Systematic listing of civil divisions, city, town, village, and hamlet names in Japanese script with furigana readings for the Sino-Japanese characters (kanji). This work lists approximately 80,000 names and was used by the military to interpret the different maps of Japan for military purposes of invasion and bombing. This was based on a 1928 work that included Japanese imperial land survey and scale maps. This thick volume was the most complete of its kind in 1943, and also included house count and population figures. The publication also includes place names for Taiwan, Korea, and Kanto-shu. It mentioned that all these districts are either our territories or within our sphere of influence. Foreword and introductory remarks are in English with Text in Japanese . Copies of the book had been circulating in photostat, and it was referred to as "Beattie's" after the original owner. The name stuck and was used for this formally published edition. Publication: Washington, DC: War Department, Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, 1943. 888 pages. 6" x 9" inches. Back wrapper has a half-inch tear from the spine. Overall browning from age to covers. Inside is clean. Overall, a very good and rare copy in wrappers.

Item #17223

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