"Wskaznik". The Newest Plan of Great Lwow with Orientation Index

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Map ID: 129
Original title: "Wskaźnik". Najnowszy plan Wielkiego Lwowa z wskaznikiem orjentacyjnym
Localization: Lviv
Year: 1936
Scale: 1:25 000
Map size: 48x70 cm
Publisher: Gazeta Mieszkaniowa. Lviv
Source: Courtesy of Oleg Sergeiev
Rights: Oleg Sergeiev. Lviv

This map of Lviv was published in 1936 as an appendix to the “Illustrated Guidebook to Lviv” (Ilustrowany przewodnik po Lwowie z planem orjentacyjnym ze wskaźnikiem. Wydanie II zmienione i uzupełnione. 1936).


  • In the lower left corner is the name: “The Newest Map of Greater Lviv with Orientation Index” ("Wskaźnik". Najnowszy plan Wielkiego Lwowa z wskaznikiem orjentacyjnym).
  • Beneath the name is the fractional and graphic depiction of the map’s scale, a key to interpreting symbols and information on who funded the project: "Gazeta Mieszkaniowa" in Lviv” (Nakładem wydawnictwa "Gazety Mieszkaniowej" we Lwowie).
  • In the lower left corner is information on the printers: “I. Friedman Printers, Lviv” (Druk I. Friedman. Lwów).
  • In the lower right corner is information on how to read the map (Sposób orjentacji na planie).
  • Beneath the instructions is information on the map’s illustrator “Illustrator F. Ma. Lviv” (Rys. F. Ma. Lwów) and where the printing plates were made: “Kliszarnia Ars in Lviv” (Kliszarnia "Ars" we Lwów).
  • Along the lower margin is an advertisement for a chain of gas stations which are identified on the map: “Karpaty Gas Stations” (Stacje benzynowe F-my "Karpaty").