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American Airlines Overseas Service Plotting Chart

This is rather different type of map, a very early precursor to the moving map we find in front of us today.

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The map comes with detailed instructions on the back, describing in detail how the you are supposed to plot the route you are flying.

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The map is from 1945 and focuses primarily on American Airlines overseas network.

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The bright red numbers is the distance in miles between airports.

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The map doubles up as educational, teaching passengers how to plot their longitude and latitude while flying, making the time pass quicker.

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There is a time zone in indicator and a stamp from the previous owner a Mr. Dipl. Ing Alfred Niggi (an engineer).

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Detailed outline of legends, indicating routes, cities, distances and so forth. This map more than any others carry the hallmarks of an archival object, not a piece of branding or advertisement. A practical tool to place the you the passenger in the world.

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This particular plotting map was never used, so we'll never know the route Alfred Niggi flew. Perhaps he wanted to keep it pristine.

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