Olympic. Amongst the numerous signs of Nazi life in the text and on the plans is one interesting note under the history section. It records that 19 May 1935 was the ‘opening of the first ‘Reichs-Autobahn’ (special motor road), near Frankfurt am Main’. This one edition contains the ‘Reichssportfeld’ plan of the Olympic site and detailed in the text at page 17. One of the most infamous Olympic Games in its history. Alongside it is a road map, both in excellent condition and found in the rear pocket
Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker (1801-59) was a German publisher whose publications became the authoritative guidebooks for tourists. Initially the guides were published with tan covers but from 1856 the trademark red binding was introduced. The guides included everything the traveller could want to know: accommodation, restaurants, tipping, sights, routes, transport, walks etc. The first guide in English appeared in 1861, following his death. The family continued the business under his sons, Ernst, Karl, Fritz and Hans. Hinrichsen E66.
Germany. A Handbook for Railway Travellers and Motorists