As if from a Wes Anderson film, this wonderful 1956 travel guide to Europe I discovered this week features ads in French, German and English, as well as full-page maps, and detailed downtown maps of major European towns with fascinating places of interest, hotels and shops.

Both endpapers and the back of the book contain period advertising

One of the full-page map pages features a comfortable and beautiful color palette


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[lo_column size=”2/3″]Europa Touring Guide
Published by Hallwag S.A. in 1954
Hardcover, 628 pages
$18 at The Curious Desk[/lo_column]