SARAJEVO, BOSNIA: Priručan plan grada Sarajeva s oznakom javnih i važnijih drugih ustanova [General map of Sarajevo with Marked Public and Other Institutions].
A rare wall map of Sarajevo, Bosnia, made by the City Statistical Department shows the city between the two world wars.
Author: Statistical Department of the Town Office of Sarajevo.
Place and Year: Ljubljana, Slovenia: Čemažar i drug - Sarajevo: Trgovačka štamparija 1932.
Technique: Lithograph in colour (Very Good, slightly stained, soft folds with old repaired tiny tears on crossings, tiny pinholes in edges, contemporary bookstore stamp in the lower margin) 92 x 65 cm (36.2 x 25.6 inches).
This rare wall map shows Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, between the two wars, in 1932. Marked are the street names, public buildings, mosques, Muslim graveyards, parks and other public spaces.
After WWI, Sarajevo became a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croatians and Slovenians. In 1929 it became a capital of a province Drina Banovina or Drina Banate, which included parts of today’s Bosnia and Serbia. The region was neglected by the leading three parts of the Kingdom of Yugoslavian, and the development of Sarajevo, which was before WWI known as a modern capital, reduced drastically. In 1939, parts of the Drina Banovina were annexed to Banovina of Croatia in 1939.
All of maps of Sarajevo from this time are rare. Only two copies of this map are recorded in institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and none in other institutions worldwide.
References: Kartografija Sarajeva: SARAJEVO NA KARTAMA http://va.blogger.ba/arhiva/2007/12/19/1276806.