Operation Bootstrap was the name given to ambitious projects which rapidly industrialized Puerto Rico in the 1950s, shifting the region's economy from agriculture to manufacturing. The article "Puerto Rico's Seven-league Bootstraps" accompanied this map of the West Indies in the December 1962 issue of National Geographic Magazine. This colorful and detailed work of cartography features inset maps of over two dozen islands as well as ocean bathymetry, currents, and prevailing winds.
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