POZNAŃ, POLAND: Plan stołecznego miasta Poznania. Wydano staraniem Zrzeszenia chrzescijanskich kupcow papierniczych okregu wielkopolskiego w Poznaniu. [Plan of the capital city of Poznan. Issued by the Association of Christian Paper Merchants of Wielkopol
A separately published city and transportation map of Poznań in Poland, with letters in art deco style, was printed a year before WWII.
Author: Association of Christian Paper Merchants of Wielkopolska Region in Poznan.
Place and Year: Poznan: Chojnacki 1938.
Technique: Lithography (folds with old repaired tears with old brown paper, holes with tiny loss of image in marrins and in the folds, old colour annotations on the map) 66 x 66 cm (26 x 26 inches).
A rare separately published map of Poznan was printed in 1938, on the eve of WWII. Marked are all the streets, as well as 11 tram and 4 bus lines.
The map was made by the Association of Christian Paper Merchants of the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poznan. Old annotations in colour pencils mark connections between churches in the centre and different private houses.
The map was made only months before the beginning of WWII. Between 1939 and 1945 Poznan was under the German occupation, under which many inhabitants, especially Jewish ones, were moved or murderer. The war left much of the city in ruins.
References: Adam Nadolny, POWSTANIE I ROZWÓJ WIELKOPOLSKIEGO ZWIĄZKU CHRZEŚCIJAŃSKICH ZRZESZEŃ KUPIECKICH W LATACH 1904- 1939, Studia Lubuskie : prace Instytutu Prawa i Administracji Państwowej Wyższej Szkoły Zawodowej w Sulechowie 1, 2005, pp. 177-204.