(US - trade)  U.S. Life Lines

Mapmaker: US Government

(US - trade) U.S. Life Lines


  • ~Holiday~2016
  • U.S. Life Lines

    In 1952, in the boom of the post war years, the Navy issued this rare atlas that waved the flag of concern that the "U.S. has outgrown its resource base and that unless materials shortages are overcome the economy and security of the United States... will be endangered". This spiral bound atlas then proceeds to show maps for raw materials and where they are sourced from and the routes by which they arrive. From "Antimony","Asbestos", and "Buaxite" to "Vegetable Oils" and "Zinc" there are things we need that are 100% imports, and we need them. Twenty five pages of maps and charts are spiral bound in thick paper covers, with the final chart being an estimate of material demands by 1975. Rare and interesting.

    Condition is good, with wear and staining to the covers. Overall size is approximately 16 x 21 (inches)