In the mid 1960s, the USSR and US were in the midst of a cold war in which each nation was acutely aware of its proximity to the other. The Top of the World map, published in November of 1965, offers a truly unique view that features the Arctic Polar Region at its center. Shown on this map are the "Early Warning Lines" in case of imminent nuclear attack from the USSR. This beautiful map is both a cartographic and historical masterpiece. Dazzling cartography and attention to detail make this a fine map for collectors.
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