Saturday, April 19, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Japanese Map Of Pearl Harbor Bombing Sells For $425,000 At Auction

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Japanese Map Of Pearl Harbor Bombing Sells For $425,000 At Auction
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

A Japanese map of the Pearl Harbor bombing that eventually brought the United States into World War II was auctioned off Friday with a hefty price tag.

The color map, hand drawn by Japan's lead pilot in the 1941 attack, was sold for $425,000 at Christie's.

The post-battle damage assessment map drawn in the weeks following the attack is titled "Top Secret" in Japanese.

It's 31 inches by 23 inches and includes English translations written in red by the same pilot.

The map was in the collection of Forbes magazine publisher Malcolm Forbes.

10.11.12.248 ClientIP: 54.204.163.26, 207.108.220.148, 10.48.37.151 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP