Union Des Republiques Sovietiques Socialistes 1948

Union Des Republiques Sovietiques Socialistes

A colorful French map of the USSR’s natural resources, terrain types, major ports and waterways.

The map differentiates between different minerals, identifies a number of different industrial areas and their specific products. The map is also in error as it incorrectly labels part of Ukraine as Romania in the lower left hand corner. This territory was given to Ukraine in 1940, however given the time of this allocation and the French origin of the map it is possible that the French authority of the map chose to represent the region as not Ukrainian in protest of the status of the region in question.