Berlin and New York City. Reichsbahnzentrale fur den Deutschen Reiseverkehr and the Geman Railways Information Bureau. 1935.
Color pictorial / pictographic map, decorative border, 22 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches on sheet 23 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches folding to 8 3/4 x 4 inch brochure; text, smaller color map and color cover illustration on verso. Faint stain to top of brochure resulting in spots of discoloration along lower horizontal fold line of unfolded map, not very visible; 3/8 x 1/16 inch paper loss to same fold line in Czechoslovakia area; 2 creases to upper left corner, entering neatline; overall very good condition. The title, "Germany, The Beautiful Travel Country," appears in a banner on the lower right of the map. A border featuring the words "Beautiful Germany" surrounds the map, while the map itself is festooned with pictorial images of German cities, citizenry at work and play, animals, a zeppelin, persons in historic garb and, in Nürnburg, military figures marching beneath a swastika flag. Another Nazi banner figures in the image of Müchen. A hypnotically compelling map, alive with activity, but also steeped in foreboding through ominous images resonant of things to come. On verso is text pertaining to travel in Germany. The map is signed "Riemer." The text at the bottom margin of the back cover reads "2 35 100 amerik"; this was the version of this pamphlet published for the American market to encourage attendance at the 1936 Olympic Games. Item #39062
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