TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN: Тaшкент.
A large colourful Soviet map shows Tashkent, Uzbekistan, rebuilt in a contemporary socrealistic style after an earthquake of 1966, which erased almost the entire city.
Author: T. V. Ptova, editor; L. V. Bortnikova, illustrator.
Place and Year: Moscow: Главное управление геодезии и картографии при совете министров СССР [Main Directorate of Geodesy and Cartography at the Council of Ministers of the USSR] 1976.
Technique: Lithograph in color (soft folds slightly scuffed with tiny holes on crossings, otherwise in a good condition) 87 x 62 cm (34.25 x 24.4 inches).
A large decorative map of Tashkent was issued by a Main Directorate of Geodesy and Cartography at the Council of Ministers of the USSR. The map shows the districts of the city, most important public buildings and tram lines. The in-set map in the upper part marks a new subway line and planned new connections.
The back of the map, which is decorated with local ornaments, lists the street names and describes most important contemporary Soviet monuments.
The map was published in 1976, when the building of the new city after a devastating earthquake of 1966 was finished. The new urban planning almost entirely excluded the renovation of old monuments. The plans under a strong Soviet influence included large landscapes of socrealistic building and gigantic monuments, presented on this map as the highlights of modern architecture.