Original Item: Released from British Ministry of Defense stores in the 1980s; these are original Silk Escape & Evasion Maps issued to Air Crews and Special Forces. Printed on 100% silk then treated with Pectin to preserve printing clarity, these maps were unaffected by water and silent to use.
Originally developed and issued in WWII, each of our maps bear the original WWII era dates with information updates into the early 1950's; the height of the Cold War. With a scale of 1/1,000,000 each double sided silk map covers a considerable area. These have always been very hard-to-find and are highly collectible making great display items.
Double Sided- Side one of Tehran, side two of Bushire
Measures Approximately 27 inches by 24 inches.
Map of Tehran, Iran 1941/1952- 27" x 24"