Berlin & Eastern Germany (1st Edition) Road Atlas by ITMB (2015)

$25.00
Barcode 9781771290807
ISBN 9781771290807
Format Maps
Publisher ITMB
Size 100 x 235 x 6mm
Weight (g) 100 g

Product description

It is not often that we can come up with two completely different new maps on one sheet for areas we have never done before! Berlin is a city growing in importance as it reassumes the mantle of being Germanys capital. We have published this map to expand our range of city maps and it does much as one would expect.
Main roads are shown in orange casing, secondary in ... Read More

It is not often that we can come up with two completely different new maps on one sheet for areas we have never done before! Berlin is a city growing in importance as it reassumes the mantle of being Germanys capital. We have published this map to expand our range of city maps and it does much as one would expect.
Main roads are shown in orange casing, secondary in pink, and local in white. Footprints demarcate major buildings and the map is covered with icons showing touristic attractions, hotels, and shopping areas. Rail lines and, of course, the S and U-bahn lines are shown. To me, the strength of this map is the regional map of what used to be the DDR, or East Germany.
After WW2, Germany was divided into military zones that morphed into East and West Germany over time. Under Russian domination, East Germany was not open to travel for many years, so no travel maps were prepared. As communism collapsed and Germany was re-united, everyone had more important things to think about than a map for visitors, and authorities naturally wanted to "blur" the memories of decades of separation.
As a result, there has never been a map of what used to be East Germany. There have been sectional road maps based on state boundaries, but these mean little to non-Germans. This map shows Germany East to best advantage; walled towns, castles, nature reserves, roads.

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Gloss Laminate

Gloss laminate makes colours look more vibrant and stand out more, but is quite shiny (reflective). If you’re planning on using a marker of any sort, this is a better choice because it’s easier to clean. Your print will be fully encapsulated (so laminated on both sides) in durable 80 micron laminate and will last you a lot longer than plain paper.

Matte Laminate

Matte laminate has a smooth, non-reflective, very classy looking surface. I wouldn’t say it dulls colours, but it doesn’t make them ‘pop’ (I hate that I just used that word) in the way that gloss does. Matte can be drawn on with pencil (and erased), but is harder to clean if you use markers. Your print will be fully encapsulated (so laminated on both sides) in durable 80 micron laminate and will last you a lot longer than plain paper.

Canvas

Everything looks better on canvas! Something about the texture really makes prints look wonderful. It is quite expensive though. We use a very high quality 340gsm artistic matte canvas. Your canvas print will come rolled with a roughly 50mm white border to allow you to have it stretched or mounted however you wish.

Barcode 9781771290807
Isbn 9781771290807
Format Maps
Publisher ITMB
Size 100 x 235 x 6mm
Weight (g) 100 g

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