- French propaganda map published to celebrate American entrance into the First World War.
- Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
- Includes text and inset: Amérique du Nord.
- [On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. Our European allies, who had been fighting for almost three years with massive losses, were delighted to have the support of the Americans. Distinguished representatives of the Entente countries soon arrived in the U.S. to express their thanks and confer with the government. The French Commission was led by Rene Viviani, Minister of Justice and a former Premier. On May 14, immediately before his return to France, Viviani met with President Wilson, whose farewell words to the visitor were, "We are brothers in the same cause." This was "a remark which Viviani on more than one public occasion thereafter recalled in Paris" (Halsey 1916, 4:96). This large (originally folded) map was likely issued in May or June 1917. It is in the form of a French school map, intended to be posted, and may have been published as a supplement to a magazine or newspaper. It was clearly intended to reassure the French people--who had borne some of the heaviest losses of the war--that vast resources were on the way from the U.S. It repeats the Wilson quote at the top, and explains "what the United States provides us ..." In the list at the right and at various points on the map, the "provisions" from the U.S. include soldiers, ammunition, wheat, oil, machinery, cotton, ships, beef, corn, rice, gold, iron, silver, copper and coal. At the lower right is a legend: "The richest country in the world. 110 million people. 14 times greater than France.]--PJ Mode.
- Likely published in 1917.