Der vordere Orient


The Eastern Mediterranean in early 1941, from Germany’s perspective.

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This German wartime map of the eastern Mediterranean covers a large territory between Greece and Libya in the west and Iran and Saudi Arabia in the east. It shows the political and military situation as of early 1941, apparently prior to Germany’s invasion of Greece in April and Crete in May.

Color indicates national affiliation, reflecting Italy’s capture of Albania and Libya, several independent nations, and Britain’s possessions from Algeria to Iraq. Military facilities for Italy, England, France, and Turkey are shown according to the legend in the lower right (note British bases are marked with a Star of David).

The map was published in Leipzig in 1941 by List & Von Bressensdorf.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1941

Author: List & Von Bressensdorf

Sheet Width (in): 39.40

Sheet Height (in): 25.40

Condition: B

Condition Description: Formerly folded into 16 panels, with heavy wear along former fold lines. Creasing, discoloration, and several areas of separation have been repaired and reinforced on the verso with archival tape. Small holes at fold intersections has resulted in some minimal paper loss, and soiling/discoloration on the front panel (verso).


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