The Popular Plan of Lwow

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Map ID: 125
Original title: Popularny Plan Lwowa
Localization: Lviv
Year: 1938
Scale: 1:15 000
Map size: 70x50 cm
Publisher: Wasyl Horbay's Graphical Establishment. Lviv
Source: Courtesy of Ryszard Hubisz
Rights: Ryszard Hubisz. Crakow

Popular Map of Lviv shows the city with inserts of the city center and Eastern Trade Fair (Targi Wschodnie, Східні торги).

Stanislav Bilecki (Stanislav Bilecki) drew the map based on work conducted by Vasyl Horbay.

The map was published by the Vasyl Horbay Printers in 1938.


  • In the lower right corner is the name: “Popular Map of Lviv” (Popularny plan Lwowa).
  • Below the name is information about the author “Created by Vasyl Horbay” (Opracował W. Horbay) and illustrated by Stanislav Biletskyy (Rys. St. Bilecki).
  • In the lower right corner are the symbols used in the map and how to interpret them and the fractional (1:15 000) and graphic depiction of the map’s scale (Objaśnienia znaków, Podziałka 1:15 000).
  • Lower still is information about the publisher and year of printing: “Vasyl Horbay Graphic establishment. Lviv. Swietokrzyska 42. 1938” (Nakładem autora. Zakłady Graficzne W. Horbay, Lwów - Świętokrzyska 42. Copyright by Author - Lwów 1938).
  • In the upper right corner is an insert of Skhidni Torhy (Targi Wschodnie).
  • In the upper left corner are an insert of the city center and a simplified depiction of the railroad network (Polączenie kolejowe).