Flight of "The Gulliver"


Flight of "The Gulliver"

Item Information

Title:
Flight of "The Gulliver"
Description:
Following Richard Harrison's lead, other World War II cartographers and illustrators adopted global perspectives. When centered on the North Pole, such works highlighted the fact that almost 90 per cent of the world's population lived north of the Equator. In this example, free-lance illustrator Sol Immerman used a global perspective as the basis of his end-paper illustration for ''One World'', Wendell Willkie's account of his wartime goodwill trip around the world in 1942. Although the trip was accomplished in 49 days, it took only 160 hours of flying time, underscoring how small the world was becoming. Willkie is best remembered as the Republican Presidential candidate who was defeated by Roosevelt in 1940. However, both were united in their opposition to Democratic and Republican leaders who wanted to return America to its pre-World War II policy of isolationism. Consequently, Roosevelt urged Willkie to undertake this trip, visiting America's allies around the globe. In commenting on the implications of his trip, Willkie noted, "I had traveled a total of 31,000 miles, which & still impresses and almost bewilders me. For the net impression of my trip was not one of distance from other peoples, but of closeness to them. If I had ever had any doubts that the world has become small and completely interdependent, this trip would have dispelled them altogether."
Cartographer:
Immerman, Sol
Author:
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944
Date:
1943
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Subjects:
World maps
Places:
World
Publisher:
New York : Simon and Schuster
Notes:
Published in Wendell L. Willkie's ''One World'' (New York, 1943).
Extent:
1 map : color ; 21 x 28 cm
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_01_000241
Barcode:
37777007154685
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