Historical information

Silk and rayon maps were produced by the United States (c. 7.5 million in total), Great Britain (some 1.75 million in total) and Australia during World War II. They were issued to Allied military personnel as part of 'escape and evasion' kits.


This map, printed on acetate rayon, is an original US 'escape and evasion' kit map from World War II.

Physical description

A multi-coloured, contoured, double-sided map printed on acetate rayon

Inscriptions & markings

AAF Cloth Map - Southwest Pacific Area
Side 1 - No. 23 North Celebes
Side 2 - No. 24 South Celebes