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Auction 190, Lot 440

"Germany, The Beautiful Travel Country",

Subject: Germany

Period: 1935 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

30.6 x 22.3 inches
77.7 x 56.6 cm
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This colorful pictorial map of Germany was issued shortly before the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It is filled with cartoonish depictions of German people (all blond) and cities, and includes Nazi symbols around Nuremberg, Munich and Hanover. A banner next to Berlin indicates the location of the Olympic games. In the lower right corner of the sheet is a small map of Europe with Germany prominently depicted in red with a swastika flag. The verso contains a travel map and text which extols the new German state. Published by the Reichsbahnzentrale fur den Deutschen Reiseverkehr with English text. Self-folding with pictorial wrappers.

According to the PJ Mode Map Collection, this brochure was printed in at least three languages (German, English and Italian) with varying text to describe the new Germany. See here for an interesting discussion on the map and the different English versions.

References: PJ Mode Collection #1250.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few short splits at the fold junctions and small loss along the lower right fold.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/16/2022