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LVIV – UKRAINE / LWOW - POLAND: Horbaya plan orjentacyjny wielkiego Lwowa [title of the map], Plan Lwowa z przewodnikiem [title of the pamphlet] [Horbay's orientation plan of great Lviv / Map of Lviv with a Guidebook]

 

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

 

Cromolithograph, folded into a booklet Plan Lwowa by W. Horbay, map when opened: 49 x 66,5 cm (19.3 x 26.2 inches), book: small 8°, 31 pp., original wrappers with lettering (folds, tiny tears in margins, pamphlet with light staining and foxing, but overall in a good condition).

 

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

The map is accompanied with a buidebook 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.

References: OCLC 1310305206, 903325761.

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