Czech Tourist Map

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Beautiful tourist map from Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) dating back 1966. I love the bold colors and simple line work. I’m guessing that the illustration inside the red square on the left side is a beer. Look at that foamy top! Sweet mother of beverages!

The inside of the map includes info on transportation, Czechoslovak Travel Bureau (CEDOK), natural resources and mountain ranges. No info on that giant beer though.

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This post was inspired by a post I found at Amy Cartwright’s awesome Stickers and Stuff blog. She found an image of this map in Bonito club’s wonderful Flickr account. The post was missing images of the inside of the map, so I decided to grab some photos from the copy I own.


Also worth checking: Czech street map & Designers bookshelf with Amy Cartwright.

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This is great! I love the colors and illustration style.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of camera do you use to snap these photos?

Hey Allison,
I’m using an older version of the Sony cyber-shot DSC-W7. Not the greatest camera out there, but it does the job. I’m looking to buy a new camera.

Lovely indeed. Why aren’t more maps this great?

Now the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Minor, yet major.

Hey Dave, thanks for showing the rest of this beautiful map, it’s lovely.

Edit: Czechoslovakia is now split to Czech and Slovak Republic (not just Czech). Prague says hello to the world! :-)

The giant beer glass indicates the city of Plzen (Pilsen), which produces the famous Pilsner Urquell beer, one of the best beers in the Czech Republic. (since we established ourselves in beautiful Prague, we’ve gobbled insane quantities of that delicious liquid…)
It is indeed a gorgeous map! Thank you for sharing!

u cant ‘gobble’ liquid.

Nice post

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