After discovering an anachronistic border between Poland and Germany in a 1969 atlas, I wondered if this was common among all German maps of the time. 
Moving back eight years, the Grosser Columbus Weltatlas of 1961 shows an even stronger German presence in the Recovered Territories, with the label “Deutschland” reaching along the entire Baltic coast, and nearly obliterating Poland.

After discovering an anachronistic border between Poland and Germany in a 1969 atlas, I wondered if this was common among all German maps of the time. 

Moving back eight years, the Grosser Columbus Weltatlas of 1961 shows an even stronger German presence in the Recovered Territories, with the label “Deutschland” reaching along the entire Baltic coast, and nearly obliterating Poland.

  1. paulbeige reblogged this from willigula and added:
    Cartographic wishful thinking!
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