Faller, Leo (mapmaker).
No date. Ca. 1937- 1950s.
Color pictographic / pictorial map, 33 x 23 inches, archivally mounted on linen. 1 1/2 x 3 inch loss at upper right edge of the map has been skillfully pieced in so as to be scarcely noticeable. The German artist Leo Faller designed several pictorial maps for the WER, the Werbeamt (advertising agency) of the German railway system both under its pre-World War II name of Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG) and in its post-World War II configuration under the Federal Republic of Germany of Deutsche Bundesbahn or DB (German Federal Railway established 1949). This highly detailed map provides an enormously engaging tour via the German railway line (in dotted black and white) of German fairy tales, their locales and their authors. The map was apparently printed over a period of time (another copy of the identical map has been seen without the information on map cost in the lower margin). There is an inset map showing the borders of Germany in 1937, which is presumably the date that it was originally published. Text in the lower margin at left: "Herausgegeben vom werbeamt der DB Frankfurt" (published by the advertising office of DB Frankfurt); "Die Karte Kostet 1.50 DM und kann über alle Fahrkartenausgaben der DB bezogen werden" ("The map costs 1.50 DM and can be obtained from all ticket offices of the DB"); "Reproduktion und druck: Karl Wenschow GMBH München" "Reproduction and printing: Karl Wenschow GMBH Munich." Item #52991