[Commander Tadamichi Kuribayashi]. A Japanese map of Iwo Jima, used for the defence of the island by the Imperial Japanese Army
February - March 1945
Lithographed map of Iwo Jima, on paper and folding, a contoured military map marking the Japanese beach trenches, roads, gun positions and airport runways, with an original leather case, the case marked in ink 'Gen Kuribayashi's map from his cave on north end of Iwo Jima'. The map 42 x 32.5in., browned and lightly stained, a few small insect holes at center fold, grid marked in blue crayon, some soot damage to at least 4 panels on the map (presumably candle soot), the case 11 x 8.5in.