Maps: 1920 - 1939
1920 "POLAND AND THE NEW BALTIC STATES,"
from "The Peoples Atlas,"  showing the still-
undefined borders after the treaties of Brest-
Litovsk and Versailles, but before the May 1921
Peace of Riga. Most place-names are pre-1914
transcripted Russian, not local names.
From the
London Geographical Institute
1920 "KARTE VON
LITAUEN."
(AK)
Mapmakers try to keep up with what they think
are Lithuania's boundaries, as Poland hopes for a
reunited Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
1920 "THE RE-
PUBLIC OF LITH-
UANIA,"
from The
Times (of London)
.
1921 "Poland Railways,"
from the  "Polish
Almanac," Institute of
Social Economy,
Warsaw. Also, two  
DETAIL images. (AK)
1921 "Mineral Production."
1921 "Corn, Wheat and
Rye Production."
1921 Riga Treaty Boun-
daries.
Lithuania never
accepted the loss of
Vilnius, its historic capital.
Vilnius and the area
surrounding it was
never
considered part of the
Kingdom of Poland.
1920 "POLAND,
LITHUANIA, LATVIA,
ESTHONIA. " George F.
Cram Co., Chicago.
1922 IWG: "RZECZ-
POSPOLITA POLSKA I
KRAJE OSCIENNE."
1922 "Baltic States &
East Prussia,"
(bottom
half)
from "The Times
Survey Atlas & Gazetteer
of the World
," London,
created for  The Times
Publishing Co. by John
Batholomew Ltd.
(AK)
1922 "POLAND."
From a U.S. atlas.
(AK)
1923, 1927 C.S. Hammond: "The Baltic
States. ESTHONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA."  
Grodno, Lida, Vilna and Vidzy are in Lith-
uania in the '23, but not the '27 map.
'23
map:
AK; '27: Vintage Art Maps and Prints on eBay
1927-28 "Dunlop Automobil Strassenkarte von Deutschland," Ravenstein Atlas plates. From www.kartenmeister.com
1927-28 "Tilsit. 1"
1927-28 "Kowno 2."
1927-28 "Suwalki 8."
1927-28 "Augustowo. 18"
1921 "Baltischer Lander,"
from Steiler Handatllas (?)
1922 "LITHUANIA," from
the Probert (Online)
Encyclopedia:
http://
www.probertencyclopaedia.com/
1922 "POLAND." from the
Probert (Online) Encyclopedia
1920 Harmsworth Atlas: "Baltic Provinces,"
London, 8.5 x 12.5 inches,
1:4 000 000 and
a
DETAIL image.  (AK)
Interwar
Years
:
"LETTLAND"
postc
ard map. From
an eBay auction
1923 W. Johnston:
"THE BALTIC PROV-
INCES" 5" x 7".  
From
periodpaper,  eBay
c1930 London Geographical
Inst.: "POLAND, with the free
territory OF DANZIG, EAST
PRUSSIA and LITHUANIA,"
27 x 22 inches, at
1:500
000
. A folded, linen-backed,
map published (undated, as
are all maps in the series,
which continued until 1988)
by George Philip & Son, Ltd.
London. Also  a
DETAIL map
of Lithuania. (
AK) Note the
southern boundary of
Lithuania, which incorrectly
follows too many river
courses.   
1928 "Polen, Baltische Randstaaten,"
Leipzig, 16.5 x 13.5 inches, and
DETAIL,  
from the "Minerva Atlas."
From
montrealmaps, eBay
1930 "Polen,"
from a German
atlas.
From eBay
1920 "POLAND,"
from "Victory Atlas
of the World," with
unusual boundaries
for post-war Poland.
1930 Steilers Handatlas: "Estland -
Lettland - Litauen," 13.25 x 16.5 inches.
1:1500000. Published by Gotha: Justus
Perthes. Also a
DETAIL image. (AK)
1930's Russian topographical maps, based on 19th century maps:
1931 "LXXIV-A
GRODNO,"
1:42 000
1931 "HANUSZYSZKI"
(Onuskis),
1:25 000
1937 "N-35-A
VILNO,"
1:500 000.
1938 "PRIEKULE,"
1:100 000
1932 Probert (Online)
Encyclopedia: "LITHUANIA"
1932
Knauers
Atlas:
"Polen..."
(AK)
1935 Spindulio Lit.: "LIETUVOS ZEMELAPIS,"  
Kaunas., in two differently-colored versions. The one
on the left is an
AK-owned map.
1938 W. Cukrynski:
"REPUBLIKA LITEWSKA"  
From www.mapywig.org
1938 Probert (Online)
Encyclopedia:
"LITHUANIA"
1939 "N-35-VII
OSHMYANY,"
1:200 000.  
From www.mapywig.org
1938 "LIETUVOS
ŽEMĖLAPIS," showing
eastern Lithuania as
occupied by Poland.
From
www.karty.by
1936 Jozef Zawadzki:
"MAPA DROGOWA i
TURYSTYCZNA WOJE-
WODZTWA WILEN-
SKIEGO."
(Road and
Tourism Map of
the Wilno Region)
1: 300 000.  
From www.karty,by
1921 Jozefa Zawadz-
kiego: "Plan miasta
WILNA," at
1:12 500.
From www.karty.by
1936 Privately-
produced "patriotic"
envelope map showing
"occupied" Lithuania.
From an eBay auction
1931 Railway map.
1923 The Geographical
Publishing Co: " RZECZ-
POSPOLITA POLSKA," at
1:1 000 000. From
www.karty.by
1935 Two street maps by W. Jamiotkowski:
"GRODNO" at
1:14 000, and  "WILNO" at 1: 12 500.
Both from www.karty.by
Russian topographic maps at 1:200 000: 1933 "Kaunas" in two
images;
1928  "Vilnius" in two images, and 1931 "Rokiškis." From
www.maps.vlasenko.net
1938 "Baltische Staaten," in both a relief map, and one showing German
populations, with four
DETAIL images. From www.montrealmaps.com
1927 "Kowno" street plan
1938 A. Braks: "Klapėda" and "Tilžė"
published in Kaunas as "Lietuvos
Praeities Vaizdai" by Dr. J. Remeika
(AK).
1938 C.S. Hammond &
Co.: "POLAND."
From
http://maps.vlasenko.net/
1938 "KOWNO (KAUNAS),"
1:60 000, Warsaw. From
http://www.mapywig.org/  
1931 George F.
Cram: POLAND,
LITHUANIA, LATVIA,
ESTONIA and FREE
STATE OF DANZIG,"
14 x 10.25 inches,
Indianpolis.
From
antiquemapsprints on eBay
1921 J. Rozes: "LATVIJAS
KARTE, ar dalu no Pleska-
vas un Kaunas guber-
nam," Riga.
From
mapywig.or
1921 Wykonane w Insytucie wojs. geogr. we
Wiedniu: "Wielka Mapa Rzeczpospolitej
Polskiej." 1.7 x 1.7 m map which had to be
glued together from two sheets. Post-WW1
borders shown include: “Polish ethnographic
area,” "line of Bolshevik-Lithuanian treaty,"
Żelig-owski front-line,” "Foch line,” and
"borders of Polish administrative control.”
From
http://english.mapywig.org/viewpage.php?page_id=37
1939  Bibliographischen Institut AG, Leipzig:
"MILITÄRGEOGRAPHISCHE KARTE VON
LITAUEN, UND DEM MEMELGEBIET" at
1:400
000
, from early that year, before the invasion of
Poland by Germany, and before the occupation of
Lithuania by Soviet forces.
From
http://english.mapywig.org/viewpage.php?page_id=37
1922 W. Glo czewski:
"SPECIJALNA MAPA
KOLEJOWA POLSKI"
(Polish Rail Map). From
mapywig.org
1920 "MAPA SIECI
KOLEI ZELAZNYCH
PANSTWA POLSKIEGO"

("Your Polish Railways")

showing detail by type
of track.
From mapywig.org
1926 E. Romer - J.
Wasowicz: "RZECZ-
POSPOLITA POLSKA
MAPA POLITYCZNA."
From mapywig.org
1939, September
12:
"KARTE VON
POLEN," a
promotional offprint
of a map that
appeared in the
Munich newspaper
Völkischen
Beobachter
(People's
Observer).
The tag
line is "Millions red
the V.B....and You?"
Shows what appears
to be the front lines in
Poland.
From
www.mapywig.org
1923 Fr. Karpowicz:
"
(Poland and neigh-
boring countries)
,
Warsaw,
1: 1 500 000.
From www.mapywig.org
1930 E. Romer - T.
Szumanski "Woje-
wództwo Wileńskie
i Nowo- gródzkie"
at
1:1 000 000.
From mykrak.com
1928 Feliksa
Dabrowskiego
- Edwarda
Nowickiego:
"MAPA WOJE-
WODZTWA
WILENSKIEGO,"
Wilno, at
1:300 000.
1925 Pokorny - Adam
Tomaszewski: "MAPA
POLSKI," Lwow.  
From
www.mapywig.org
1922 Anon. "BALTISCHE
LÄNDER," Leipzig, 22 x
17 inches, from Andreeäs
"Allgemeiner Handatlas."
Also two
DETAIL images.  
From montrealmaps.com
1930 Erskowa
(publisher): "PLAN
MIASTA WILNA," at
1:15 500. Compare
with the 1921 version
above.
From Bibliotheque
nationale de France:
www.gallica.bnf.fr  
"1920 Supplementary
Adjustments to the 1920
Treaty between Russia and
Lithuania."
Poland, in this
Cyrillic treaty map, is
nowhere to be seen.
1920 de Schnakenburg:
"Lithuanie historique et
ethnographique," Riga.
From the Bibliotheque nationale
de France: www.gallica.bnf.fr
1936 "JELGAVAS PLANS,"
city plan of Jelgava,
Latvia, the former Mitau,
at
1:20 000 with a key to
streets.
From aivarsdd on eBay
1939 "Politische Gliederung Bevoelkerung-
sdichte und Nationalitaetenverteilung in
Litauen"
(Political Structure, population
density and distribution by nationality in
Lithuania)
, at 1:750 000, based on a 1923
census in Lithuania, and a 1938 census in
the Memelland. Published by the German
Department for War Maps and Surveying.
From www.mapywig.org
c1939 Eugeniusz Mikołaj Romer and T.
Szumanski: "Polska Północna"
(Northern
Poland)
, Lwów, a physical map, at 1:2 500
000
,  of nothern Poland, East Prussia,
Lithuania, and southern Latvia.
From
mykrak.com
1920 "Rand McNally
Standard Map of
POLAND," showing
boundaries and
plebiscite areas.
From
plaindealing on eBay
1929 Touring Club
Italiano: "Prussia
orientale, Ostpreussen.
Stati Baltici: Estonia,
Lettonia, Lituania,
Eesti, Lavtija, Lietuva,"
Milan, 47 x 26 cm.
"Static Baltici" at
1:3
000 000
. From
www.davidrumsey.com
1939   Steilers Handatlas: "Westrussland," Gotha, 15 x 19 inches,   
1:3700000, published by Justus Perthes. Also two  DETAIL
images.  
(AK)
1929 K. Stefczyk: "LITWA Schemat linij komunika-
cyjnych sieci wodnej i zalesienia"
(Map of lines of
communication, water and forest cover)
, in two
images, as published in
"Lithuania, military-
geographical and statistical overview,"
in the military
periodical "Bellona," named for the Roman Goddess of
War, sister of Mars.
From mapywig.org
1921                                             1922
1921
1922
Józef Michał Bazewicz: "Mapa Polski w granicach obec nych
podziałem"
(Map of Poland with its current borders) Warsaw,
in 1921 and 1922 iterations, showing how the border with
Poland changed, with two
DETAIL images. 1921 map from rcin.
org.pl/1922 map from Kujawsko-Pomorska Biblioteka Cyfrowa
1925 Adolph Stieler:
“Estland - Lettland –
Litauen,” Gotha, from
his "Hand-Atlas."
From
www.davidrumsey.com
1928 Private
postcard map:
"Lietuva."
From
David Delahaye,
Philadelphia
1930
"LIETUVOS
ZEMELAPIS"
as a physical
map, in
two images.
From eBay
1934 (Anon.): "POLAND," New York,  
from "Atlas of the World", C. S. Ham-
mond & Co., with unusual boundaries
for Lithuania.
From montrealmaps.com