A detail from “The Far East”
(der ferne Osten), map 76 of the
Stielers Hand-Atlas, 10th (centennial) edition, a collection of 254 copperplate maps produced under the editorial supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Haack and published by the firm of Justus Perthes, of Gotha, Germany, in 1926–27. It is a reminder of how striking, as well as informative, maps drawn and engraved by hand could be. It is an equally striking reminder of the regional geostrategic realities underlying, and the implications of, the recent events examined in our lead article, “The United States, North Korea, and the End of the Agreed Framework,” by a leading East Asia scholar, Jonathan D. Pollack.
Produced by courtesy of the Naval War College’s Henry E. Eccles Library, in particular the generous assistance of Julie L. Zecher, reference librarian.