Pictorial map of the Caucasus. Russia Georgia Azerbaijan Armenia INTOURIST c1932

Pictorial map of the Caucasus. Russia Georgia Azerbaijan Armenia INTOURIST c1932

Product SKU: P-6-103674

Price £1,124.00

'Pictorial map of the Caucasus' by Issued by Intourist USSR Travel Company (Undated but c1932. The aircraft shown is probably the Kalinin K5, which started flying the Kharkiv-Baku route in 1930. Iran is named on the map as Persia, from which it officially changed its name in 1935. The capital of Georgia, named here as Tiflis, was renamed Tbilisi in 1936. Cherkessk is named on the map as Batalpashinsk, the name by which is was known between 1931 and 1934 only.). Folding pictorial tourist map, 42.5 x 60.0cm, 16.75 x 23.5 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

The print run for this map was presumably rather small. Intourist was founded in 1929 as the primary travel agency for foreign visitors to the Soviet Union. Soviet tourism, such as it was, peaked in the early 1930s, however by the late Stalin era, the number of foreigners visiting the Soviet Union dropped to nearly zero. According to a 1948 report by Intourist, foreign tourism in the Soviet Union was “nonexistent”. In the same year, VOKS, the body in charge of hosting writers, artists and intellectuals, received only 89 guests.

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Pictorial map of the Caucasus'

The print run for this map was presumably rather small. Intourist was founded in 1929 as the primary travel agency for foreign visitors to the Soviet Union. Soviet tourism, such as it was, peaked in the early 1930s, however by the late Stalin era, the number of foreigners visiting the Soviet Union dropped to nearly zero. According to a 1948 report by Intourist, foreign tourism in the Soviet Union was “nonexistent”. In the same year, VOKS, the body in charge of hosting writers, artists and intellectuals, received only 89 guests.

DATE PRINTED: Undated but c1932. The aircraft shown is probably the Kalinin K5, which started flying the Kharkiv-Baku route in 1930. Iran is named on the map as Persia, from which it officially changed its name in 1935. The capital of Georgia, named here as Tiflis, was renamed Tbilisi in 1936. Cherkessk is named on the map as Batalpashinsk, the name by which is was known between 1931 and 1934 only.    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 42.5 x 60.0cm, 16.75 x 23.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Folding pictorial tourist map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Some wear and small areas of paper loss at junctions of folds. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Issued by Intourist USSR Travel Company

PROVENANCE: Printed in the Soviet Union Vneshtorgisdat Moscow

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