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LVIV (LWOW), UKRAINE: Plan Lwowa. Horbaya Plan Orientacyjny Wielkiego Lwowa.

 

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Map of Lviv in Ukraine shows the city in 1938, one year before the WWII, when under the name Lwow it still belonged to Poland . 

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Cromolithograph, folded into a booklet Plan Lwowa by W. Horbay (folds, repaired tears and small holes in the folds, otherwise in a good condition. Booklet slightly age-toned and stained, with small tears, binding broken) map when opened: 49 x 66,5 cm (19.3 x 26.2 inches), book: 20 x 13,5 cm (7.8 x 5.3 inches).

 

A highly decorative map shows the city of Lwow in Poland (today Lviv in Ukraine, Lemberg in German), only a year before the beginning of the WW II. Marked are churches, synagogues, important buildings, parks etc.

The map is accompanied with a booklet in Polish, which includes most important addresses in the city, such as banks, pharmacies, cemeteries, cafés, restaurants, bookshops etc. It also includes a complete street register.

Lviv became a part of Poland after the WW I and belonged to the country until the beginning of the WW II in 1939. By that year two thirds of the population was Polish and the city had a large Jewish population.

On September 1 1939 Germany invaded Poland, and by 14 September Lviv was completely encircled by German units. Three days later, the Soviets invaded Poland on 17 September, and Soviet Union annexed the eastern part of Second Polish Republic including the city of Lviv which capitulated to the Red Army on 22 September 1939.

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