Primarily fragments, these specimens were acquired to demonstrate the development of writing in the western world. A variety of scripts are represented, from Carolingian minuscule to the humanistic hands and the "cancelleresca."
Map — 1 aerial view and 2 articles on 1 sheet ; sheet 43 x 58 cm
[Aerial view, Recto] Birdseye view of Europe's Great Battlefield
[Recto Article] How a Big Nation Prepares to Exterminate Its Neighbors : Detailed Plans of Mobilization Explained, Giving the Reader an Insight Into What All Europe Is Now Doing...A Typical Battle Described / By A European Military Officer
[Verso article] Aircraft will decide fate of warring nations : Henry Woodhouse, Author of "The Empire of the Air," Tells of the War That is Being Conducted From the Air
Birds-eye view showing Western Front, with Great Britiain in the distance across the English Channel.
"This view shows the area in the way it would reveal itself to a Bird or from an Aeroplane on flying from South to North, and thus perspective is avoided and approximate topographical accuracy is retained."