Maps: 1922 - 1939
Mapmakers try to keep up with what they think
are Lithuania's boundaries, as Poland hopes for a
reunited Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
1922 IWG: "RZECZ-
POSPOLITA POLSKA I
KRAJE OSCIENNE."
1922 "Baltic States &
East Prussia,"
(bottom
half)
from "The Times
Survey Atlas & Gazetteer
of the World
," London,
created for  The Times
Publishing Co. by John
Batholomew Ltd.
(AK)
1922 "POLAND."
From a U.S. atlas.
(AK)
C.S. Hammond: "The Baltic States.
ESTHONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA."  
Grodno, Lida, Vilna and Vidzy are in Lith-
uania in the '23, but not the '27 map.
1927-28 "Dunlop Automobil Strassenkarte von Deutschland," Ravenstein Atlas
plates.
From www.kartenmeister.com
1927-28
"Tilsit. 1"
1927-28
"Kowno 2."
1927-28
"Suwalki 8."
1927-28
"Augustowo. 18"
1922 "LITHUANIA," from
the Probert (Online)
Encyclopedia:
http://
www.probertencyclopaedia.com/
1922 "POLAND." from the
Probert (Online) Encyclopedia
Interwar Years:
"LETTLAND"
postcard map.
From an eBay auction
1923 W. Johnston:
"THE BALTIC PROV-
INCES" 5" x 7".
From
periodpaper,  eBay
c1930 London
Geographical Inst.:
"POLAND, with the free
territory OF DANZIG,
EAST PRUSSIA and
LITHUANIA," London, 27 x
22 inches, at
1:500 000.
A folded, linen-backed,
map published by George
Philip & Son, Ltd. Also  a
DETAIL map of Lithuania.
(
AK) Note the southern
boundary of Lithuania,
which incorrectly follows
too many river courses.   
1928 "Polen, Baltische Rand-
staaten," Leipzig, 16.5 x 13.5
inches,
DETAIL, from the
"Minerva Atlas."
From
www.montrealmaps.com
1930 "Polen,"
from a German
atlas.
From eBay
1930 Steilers Handatlas:
"Estland - Lettland - Litauen,"
13.25 x 16.5 inches.
1:1500000. Published by
Gotha: Justus Perthes.
(AK)
1932 Probert (Online)
Encyclopedia:
"LITHUANIA"
1932 Knauers
Atlas: "Polen..."
(AK)
1935 Spindulio Lit.: "LIETUVOS ZEMELAPIS,"  
Kaunas, in two differently-colored versions.
1938 W. Cukrynski:
"REPUBLIKA LITEWSKA"  
From www.mapywig.org
1938 Probert (Online)
Encyclopedia:
"LITHUANIA"
1938 "LIETUVOS
ŽEMĖLAPIS," showing
eastern Lithuania as
occupied by Poland.
From
www.karty.by
1936 Jozef Zawadzki:
"MAPA DROGOWA i
TURYSTYCZNA WOJE-
WODZTWA WILEN-
SKIEGO."
(Road and
Tourism Map of the Wilno
Region)
1: 300 000.  
From www.karty,by
1936 Privately-
produced "patriotic"
envelope map showing
"occupied" Lithuania.
From an eBay auction
1931 Railway map.
1923 The Geographical
Publishing Co: " RZECZ-
POSPOLITA POLSKA," at
1:1 000 000. From
www.karty.by
1935 Two street maps by W. Jamiotkowski:
"GRODNO" at
1:14 000, and  "WILNO" at 1: 12 500.
Both from www.karty.by
1938 "Baltische Staaten," in both a relief map,
and one showing German populations, with four
DETAIL images. From www.montrealmaps.com
1927 "Kowno" street plan
1938 A. Braks: "Klapėda" and "Tilžė"
published in Kaunas as "Lietuvos
Praeities Vaizdai" by Dr. J. Remeika
(AK)
1938 C.S. Ham-
mond & Co.:
"POLAND."
From
http://maps.
vlasenko.net/
c1930 Cram:
POLAND,
LITHUANIA, LATVIA,
ESTONIA and FREE
STATE OF DANZIG,"
14 x 10.25 inches,
Indianpolis.
From
antiquemapsprints on eBay
1939  Bibliographischen Institut AG, Leip-
zig: "MILITÄRGEOGRAPHISCHE KARTE
VON LITAUEN, UND DEM MEMELGEBIET"
at
1:400 000, from early that year, before
the invasion of Poland by Germany, and
before the occupation of Lithuania by
Soviet forces.
From http://english.mapywig.org/
1922 W. Glo czewski:
"SPECIJALNA MAPA
KOLEJOWA POLSKI"
(Polish Rail Map). From
www.mapywig.org
1926 E. Romer - J.
Wasowicz: "RZECZ-
POSPOLITA POLSKA
MAPA POLITYCZNA."
From www.mapywig.org
1939, September 12: "KARTE
VON POLEN," a promotional
offprint of a map that appeared
in the Munich newspaper
Völkischen Beobachter (People's
Observer).
The tag line is
"Millions red the V.B....and You?"
Shows what appears to be the
front lines in Poland.
From
www.mapywig.org
1923 Fr. Karpowicz:
"
(Poland and neigh-
boring countries)
,
Warsaw,
1: 1 500 000.
From www.mapywig.org
1928 Feliksa Dabrowski-
ego - Edwarda Nowickiego:
"Mapa Wojewodztwa
Wilenskiego," Wilno, at
1:300 000.
1925 Pokorny - Adam
Tomaszewski: "MAPA
POLSKI," Lwow.  
From
www.mapywig.org
1922 "Baltische Länder,"
Leipzig, from "Allgemeiner
Handatlas."
From www.
montrealmaps.com
1930 Erskowa
(publisher): "PLAN
MIASTA WILNA," at
1:15 500. Compare
with the 1921 version
above.
From Bibliotheque
nationale de France:
www.gallica.bnf.fr  
1936 "JELGAVAS PLANS,"
city plan of Jelgava,
Latvia, the former Mitau,
at
1:20 000 with a key to
streets.
From aivarsdd on eBay
1939 "Politische Gliederung Bevoelkerung-
sdichte und Nationalitaetenverteilung in
Litauen"
(Political Structure, population
density and distribution by nationality in
Lithuania)
, at 1:750 000, based on a 1923
census in Lithuania, and a 1938 census in
the Memelland. Published by the German
Department for War Maps and Surveying.
From www.mapywig.org
c1939 Eugeniusz Mikołaj Romer and T.
Szumanski: "Polska Północna"
(Northern
Poland)
, Lwów, a physical map, at 1:2 500
000
,  of nothern Poland, East Prussia,
Lithuania, and southern Latvia.
From
mykrak.com
1929 Touring Club
Italiano: "Prussia
orientale, Ost-
preussen. Stati
Baltici: Estonia,
Lettonia, Lituania,
Eesti, Lavtija,
Lietuva," Milan,
47 x 26 cm. "Static
Baltici" at
1:3 000
000
. From www.
davidrumsey.com
1939   Steilers Hand- atlas:
"Westrussland," Gotha, 15 x 19
inches,   
1:3700000, published by
Justus Perthes. Also two  
DETAIL
images.  
(AK)
1929 K. Stefczyk: "LITWA Schemat linij komunika-
cyjnych sieci wodnej i zalesienia"
(Map of lines of
communication, water and forest cover)
, in two
images, as published in
"Lithuania, military-
geographical and statistical overview,"
in the military
periodical "Bellona," named for the Roman Goddess of
War, sister of Mars.
From www.mapywig.org
1925 Adolph Stieler:
“Estland - Lettland –
Litauen,” Gotha, from
his "Hand-Atlas."
From
www.davidrumsey.com
1928 Private
postcard map:
"Lietuva."
From
David Delahaye,
Philadelphia
1934 (Anon.): "POLAND," New
York,  from "Atlas of the
World", C. S. Ham- mond &
Co., with unusual boundaries
for Lithuania.
From
montrealmaps.com
1939 (Anon.): "Rzeczpospolita
POLSKO-LITEWSKA - Taka musi
byc nasza Rzeczpospolita" "LEN-
KIJOS-LIETUVOS Respublika -
Tokia turi būti mūsu Respubl-
ika," Lwow. A propaganda map
for sale in Poland as WWII drew
near.
From www.mapywig.org
1939 "Verkehrsplan WILNA"
(Communications Plan, Vilnius), at 1:15
000
, with a street key, and overprint-
ed red symbols for  post offices,
military barracks, military HQs,
hospitals, schools and slaughterhouses
(?), in a map prepared by the German
war office in July, just before the
invasion of Poland.
From The Library of
Congress via www.mapywig.org
1939 (Anon.): "POLEN,"
a classified German
military map with all
Polish towns in Polish,
Lithuanian towns in
Lithuanian and Polish,
updated with new,
April 4, 1938,  borders
for Czechoslovakia.
From
www.easteurotopo.org
1926 (Anon.): "Mapa Wojew. Wilenskiego,"
Vilnius, at 1:300 000, published by Regional
Directorate of Public Works, Vilnius.
From
www.polona.pl
1939 Antonio F. Raggio: "Estonia," and "Lituania," Buenos
Aires, an award-winning pair of 12 x 8 inch manuscript
cards prepared for the 11th Congreso de la Union Postal
Universal
(World Postal Congress) Exposition Filatelica
Internacional, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1939.
The award was given to Raggio by La Sociedad Filatelica
Argentina for a collection of maps on cards dawn by
Raggio for the event, the majority of which consisted of a
map and companion illustrated fact sheet.
Commentary and
images from www.raremaps.com   
1929 Adam
Kuncewicz: "Troki,"
Warsaw, from "Plany
przeglądowe miast
polskich"
(The
Plan of Polish Towns)
,
Warsaw, by the
Institution of the
Polish Architecture."
From
www.mapywig.org
1930 "Lietuvos Zemelapis"
as a physical map, in two
images.
From eBay
1939 "Litauen," Antwerp, 8.5 x 13 inches
/  24 x33 cm, published by Uitgegeven
Door De Dag for W.Seghers and Van
Limbergen's  "Patrias Wereldatlas." The
map shows a very interesting reduced
"Wilno" area.
From makamae3332 on eBay
1925 Geographical
Publishing Co.:
"Poland,"  Toronto,
Cummins Map Co.
From www.david
rumsey.com
1934 London
Geographical
Institute: "Estonia,
Latvia and
Lithuania," London,
published by George
Philip & Son Ltd.
Lithuanian are now
primary, with others
in parens.
From
**york** on eBay
1928  Povilas Matulionis:
"Lietuvos žemėlapis," at
1:
800 000
, showing Riga
Treaty boundaries, and
claimed boundaries, and
forests!
From The
Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of
Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt/
1924 "Mapa
Drozni
penWschodniej
Polski"
(Roads of
NE Poland)
From
www.mapywig.org
c1930 (Anon.): "Lietuvos
miškų žemėlapis," Kaunas.
From The Wroblewski Library
of the Lithuanian Academy of
Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt/
1926 (Anon.): "Norden," Stockholm,
from "Nordisk Vaerldsatlas,"
showing "Litauen" with a dotted-
line  border with "Polen." Also two
DETAIL images. From
www.montrealmaps.com
1923 "Kauno Planas,"
Kaunas, from "Sieninis
kasdieninis nuplesiamas
kalendorius.
" From
www.mapywig.org
1922 Paštų telegr. ir
telefon. valdyba:
"Lietuvos paštų sekimo
žemlapis," Kaunas.
From
The Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of
Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt/
1926 Riigi statistika
keskbüroo väljaanne
(National Central Bureau
of Statistics publications)
:
"Eesti," Talinn.
From
wikimedia
1929 Kapitän Ernst Otto
Tiedke: "Übersichtskarte
von Nidden."
From The
Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of
Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt
1922 Bartholomew -
Times Atlas of the
World (
publisher):
Eastern Europe..,"
London.
From  
www.davidrumsey.com
c1932 Riigi trükikoda
(publisher): "Tallinna
linna plaan..."
From
univ of Chicago http://luna.
lib.uchicago.edu/    
 
1938 "KOWNO
(KAUNAS),"
1:60 000,
Warsaw.
From
http://www.mapywig.org/  
1923
AK
1927
Vintage Art Maps
and Prints on eBay
AK
1930 E. Romer :
"Województwo
Wileńskie i Nowo-
gródzkie."
From
mykrak.com
Germans preparing to invade Poland on
September 1, 1939
1939 "Politico Administrativnaya Karta
Belorusskoy SSR,"
at 1:500 000, from the
"Bolshoi-Sovetsky Atlas of the World."
c1938 "Mapa dróg wodnych Rzeczypos-
politej Polskiej z podziałem admini-
stracyjnym"
(Map of Waterways of the
Republic of Poland...)
, Warsaw, 38 x 34
inches.
From www.raremaps.com
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