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A fascinating testament to the geographical and political configuration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.R.S.S.) alongside an engaging display of the Soviet Union’s individual republics' flags and emblems.

The Carte Administrative de L'U.R.S.S. serves as an interesting document of the Soviet era, encapsulating the geopolitical structure of the U.S.S.R. From the Arctic territories to the capital cities of the federated socialist republics, the map delineates the Soviet Union's wide-ranging presence. It captures a unique historical period in the mid-20th century when the Soviet Union was one of the world's superpowers, offering a comprehensive view of the nation's geopolitical landscape during a critical phase in global history.

The sheet includes a range of conventional signs, distinguishing features such as the boundaries of the U.R.S.S., the capitals of the individual socialist republics, and the locations of major cities. The second part of the sheet, Drapeaux et Armes de L'U.R.S.S. et des 15 Republiques Socialistes Sovietiques Federees includes vibrant displays of the Soviet Union's flag and coat of arms, along with those of the fifteen federated socialist republics, contributing to the rich tapestry of Soviet iconography. These representations serve as potent symbols of national identity and political ideology, shedding light on the diverse cultural elements that coexisted within the monolithic political structure of the Soviet Union.

Korea is shown without a clear internal border, with South Korea shaded and separated from North Korea only by a thin blue line, which seems to represent more of a regional delineation. This map was issued as a supplement to Etudes Sovietiques.

Condition Description
Folding map. Small hole in the flag of Azerbaijan. Pen notes in the lower left.