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Fine example the detailed route map, published to promote the Hamburg Amerikanische Paketfahrt Actien-Gesellschaft.

The map identifies the Passenger and Freight lines of the company, along with air routes (red) and trucking lines (Gray). These routes included air service over the North Pole, servicing Edmonton, Alberta.

One of the more interesting features of the map is the location of Indian Reservations in the US (Pink).

We dated the map as coming between the wars.

The Hamburg Amerikanische Paketfahrt Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG), also called the Hamburg America Line in English, was a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Hamburg, Germany, in 1847. Among the founders were prominent citizens such as Albert Ballin (Director General), Adolph Godeffroy, Ferdinand Laeisz, Carl Woermann, August Bolten and others, and its main financial backers were Berenberg Bank and H. J. Merck & Co. HAPAG quickly became the largest German, and at times the world's largest, shipping company, serving the market created by the German immigration to the United States and later immigration from Eastern Europe.

HAPAG operated until September 1, 1970, when it merged with the Bremen-based North German Lloyd to form Hapag-Lloyd AG.

Condition Description
Folding map, backed with linen.