Maps: 1940 - 1945
c. 1942-43 Nazi maps recovered by the US. All images from www.wii-photos-maps.com
1942: Positions of Nazi units.
May, 1942: Nazi
"Operation Blau."
September, 1943: Europe
Dec. 1943:
"Ostland"
1943 August
1943 October
1943 November
1944 January
"Brandenburg Division" troop locations:
1944 February
1944 March
1944 May
1940 "Belorusskaya SSR," Leningrad, from the 11th
edition of  "Pocket Atlas of the USSR," published by
"Chief Administration of Geodesy and Cartography
under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR."
Adjacent parts of Poland are labeled "area of state
interests of Germany." On map on right: territories
annexed from occupied Poland colored yellow, and
considered "Western Belarus."
1940: "Estonskaya
SSR," published the
year of f its
establishment, July
21, 1940, following the
invasion of Soviet
troops on June 17,
1940 and the
installation of a puppet
govern- ment. The
Estonian SSR was
incorp- orated into the
USSR August 9, 1940
1943 E. Krasauskas:
Baltic States,
published in the
1948-49 "Baltic
Postage Stamps
Catalogue," produced
in Augsburg, the US
Zone, Germany by
Baltia, the Baltic
Philatelist
Association.
AK
1942 Jekab Jureviz; Gottfried Müller; Hermann Warren: "Ostland-Atlas: Baltische Randstaaten," published in Riga by Reichskommissar für das Ostland. One of two reports that make up
the "Strukturbericht über das Ostland"
(Structural Report on the Ostland), the other being "Ostland in Zahlen" (Ostland in Numbers). This report was created by the Nazi Reich Commissioner
for the Eastern Territories and used in the civil administration of the occupied Eastern Territories: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarussia and part of Poland. The 52 color maps show the
occupied administrative territories, its climate and vegetation, population demographics, agricultural status, industry, energy and economic features, traffic and roads, foreign trade in
1938, and the history of the area to 1943. Some representative maps are shown below. Maps by Ethnicity and religion are on the "Maps Ethnographic" page.
From Ball State University's digital
library, at www.bsu.edu
Administrative
boundaries
Geology            
German (Luftwaffe)-produced Town Plans of cities in Poland and the Baltic States:
1941 "STADTPLAN
VON DORPAT
(TARTU)"
(Estonia)
at 1:7 500.
1940 "STADTPLAN DER
LIBAU (LIEPAJA)" at
1:10 000. Based on: 1.
Ljepajas 1: 11 600; 2.
Plan Lipawie Port 1:20
000, P. Mantnieka, Kart.
Inst., Riga
1940 "STADTPLAN VON
BIALYSTOK"
(Poland) at
1: 7 500.
1941 "STADTPLAN VON
KOWNO (KAUNAS)"
Based on "Kauno miesto
Planas," published by
Spaudos Fondas, and
intelligence from
der
Luftwaffe Generalstab.
From www.mapywig.org
"BIAŁYSTOK," at 1:25 000, with a street
index.
From stamps on the map, from, at various
times, the CIA Map Library (undated), the Dept. of
State Map Division as of March, 1947, and, as of
January, 1982, the BYU Library Map Collection,
Provo, Utah. Image courtesy of http://www.
mapywig.org/
"WILNO - PLAN MIASTA" at 1: 15
000
, without a street index. From
the Geography - Geology Map Library,
Kansas Univ., image courtesy of
http://www.mapywig.org/   
 
"TOWN PLANS OF POLAND, FIRST EDITION" drawn by Geographical Section,
Polish General Staff, August 1943.  Photolithographed by the War Office.
1940 "Litovskaya SSR"
1944 "STADT-
PLAN RIGA -
OSTBLATT
(Eastern
region)
, at
1:12 500. From
www.mapywig
.org
1940 "Baltische Staaten..,"
Leipzig, 16 x 11 1/4 inches,
from "Meyers Grosser
Hausatlas."
From www.
.commontrealmaps .com
March 1, 1941 Generalstab des Heeres, Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (General Staff of the Army, Department of War Maps and Surveying - publisher): "Strassenkarte der Baltischen Länder," at 1:300 000, all
having the warning "Nur für Dienstgebrauch!"
(For Official Use Only!)  From www.mapywig.org
Forest cover, bogs and
swamps
Road Network
1941 Antanas Vieržbickis:
"Lietuvos geležinkelių
žemėlapis - Karte der
Litauischen Eisenbahnen
(Map of Lithuanian
Railways)
, Kaunas. From
The Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of
Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt/
1942 John B. Bar-
tholomew
(geo-
grapher/publisher)
:
"Poland and Baltic
States," Edinburgh.

From printsandmaps
on eBay
c. 1940 London Geo-
graphical Institute:
"Poland..," London.
From www.mapywig.org
c. 1940: "Литовская ССР, Латвийская
ССР, Эстонская ССР"
(Lithuanian,
Latvian, Estonian SSRs).
Lithuanian,
Latvian and Estonian Soviet Socialist
Republics were established July 21,
1940. They ended, temporarily, in July
1941.
From 6440tat on eBay
1940 Reichsamt für
Landesaufnahme: "Stadt-
plan Wilna und Umge-
bung," Berlin. Notice the
added handwritten red
pencil writing in Cyrillic --
a captured map?
From
www.Elibrary.mab.lt
1940 "Baltische
Länder," from
"Deutschland
und die Welt -
Atlas."
From an-
tiqueprintsand maps
on eBay
1942 German
Building Office
(map-
makers)
: "PLAN DER
STADT WILNA,
STADTVER- WAL-
TUNG WILNA,
BAUAMT 1942 /  
VILNIAUS MIESTO
PLANAS," Vilnius,
98.5 x 66.5 cm, at 1:
15 000, depicting the
city under German
occupation, June
1941 - July 1944.
From Antiquariat Daša
Pahor GbR: www.pahor.de
1941 "Litauen und das
Wilnagebiet / hergestellt
von der Publikations-
stelle"
(/produced by the
publications office)
, Berlin -
Dahlem. Many occupation
boundaries, includ-
ing "Lithuanian-White
Ruthenian border of
6.11.1940."
From Lietuvos
nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo
biblioteka:  www.epaveldas.lt
c. 1942 "Verwaltungs-
karte des Generalbezirks
Litauen"
(Administrative
Map of the General District
Lithuania)
, Kaunas. From
Library of the Lithuanian Acad-
emy of Sciences, via
europeana.eu
1944 "Eisenbahnkarte
Deutschlands: Bl. 75
GRODNO," a rail map
showing standard and
narrow gauge railways
in an area from "Mari-
jampole" to Grodno,
for the German army.
From www.mapywig.org
Elevation
Waterways
Blatt 1: Estland, Westblatt
Blatt 2: Estland, Ostblatt
Blatt 3: Lettland, Westblatt
Blatt 4: Lettland, Ostblatt
Blatt 5: Litauen, Westblatt
Blatt 6: Litauen, Ostblatt
March 1941 [dated] Generalstab des
Heeres, Abteilung für Kriegskarten und
Vermessungswesen
(General Staff of the
Army, Department of War Maps and
Surveying - publisher)
: "Weißrußland
Straßenkarte
(Belarus Road Map), at 1:1
000 000, "Anlage zu: Militärgeograph-
ische Angaben über das Europäische
Rußland, Mappe E, Weißrußland"
(Attachment to: Military geographical data
on European Russia, Folder E, Belarus)
,
with the warning "Nur für Dienstge-
brauch!"
(For Official Use Only!) From
www.mapywig.org
1944 [dated] Professor Doctor Hermann
Haack (
map/atlas editor) - Justus Perthes
(publisher): "Westrußland," Gotha, 38 x 42
cm, from the very last Steilers Hand-
Atlas, printed in April or May 1945. Not
only rare, but unusual provisional eastern
boundary for Lithuania.
From
www.davidrumsey.com
1943 P. Mantnieks Kartographisches
Institut
(publisher): "Die Wiedergewin-
nung und Neuordnung des Ostraumes
durch das Grossdeutsche Reich 1939-42"
(The recovery and reorganization of the
Eastern Territory by the Greater German
Empire 1939-42)
, Riga, with Eastern Front
boundaries as of October 1941.
From Univ. of
Wisconsin Milwaukee Libraries: https://collections.
lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/