Other Maps of Galicia

This page contains links to other maps of Galicia which might be of assistance to researchers.


Austrian Empire Military Maps

Militär-Landesaufnahme und Spezialkarte der österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie

Published by the "Österreich Militärgeographisches Institut" from 1910 to 1937. The scale of each map is 1:75,000 (which is approx. 1 inch = 1.2 miles). These maps are very detailed, even individual houses can be seen. They were filmed by LDS on 142 Microfiche ; (11cm x 15cm) (#6000199 to #6000339). Fiche number 60000199 has a map index. Fiches can be ordered and viewed for a small fee at Mormon Family History Centers around the world.
Reproductions of these maps on paper can be purchased at www.genealogyunlimited.com (Genealogy Unlimited also has 1:200000 scale maps).

The Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics in Hungary is providing free downloads of what appears to be scans in color of the above maps. Their website has maps for much of central Europe from as far north as Berlin, to Rome and Istanbul on the south. There is no gazetteer available for these maps but there is an index map page with major placenames marked. There is also a table that translates our Galician map co-ordinates (e.g. C11) to the military map covering that area. Each map was scanned at high resolution so the JPEG image of each map averages 3MB.

Here is the map index page.


 Polish Galician Maps

This is a very large site that contains hundreds of detailed maps, most from German sources before 1942.  The topographical map set of eastern Galicia at 1:100,000 seems complete and shows tiny squares for each house.  The main introductory page is in English, but many of the detailed map selection pages are in Polish, although that does not seem to be a problem in choosing a map.
The main site is at english.mapywig.org/news.php. As an example, the topographical map index is here.
Please note that these are detailed maps and as such are very large downloads (6 Mb for good detail, 15 Mb for excellent detail).


Polish Tourist Maps

This map covers south eastern Poland from about Rzeszow to Lwow, but mostly NORTH of that line (see Galicia map ). It lists about 2000 villages in that region, but only by POLISH name.  Clicking on the Polish name brings up a detailed map of the area. 
The area covered is at http://www.roztocze.com/mapa_regionu.htm.  The village list is at this link.


Ungarn, Galizien, Slavonien, Croatien & Siebenburgen by Joseph Meyer 1796-1856
from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection © Cartography Associates

This 1874 map image is part of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. It covers Hungary, Galicia, Slovakia, Croatia & Siebenburgen. Click on the map on this page to see a high resolution version of the map.


FEEFHS Maps

FEEFHS - The Foundation for East European Family History Studies

FEEFHS has played an important part in the history of GGD. They have a substantial number of historical maps of Eastern Europe. All maps copyright, ©1996, FEEFHS, all rights reserved.

Of particular interest is this map of Galicia scanned from the Blackie & Sons Atlas (Edinburgh, 1882),
Scale: 1:2,700,000 (or one inch = about 42 miles)

The complete FEEFHS Map Room Index can be viewed here


Ethnic Map

An Ethnographic map of Austria-Hungary (census 1890) is available from Wiki.
Scale: 1:4,000,000


Gesher Galicia Map Room

Gesher Galicia, the Special Interest Group for researchers with Jewish roots and Galician ancestry, has created a map room that primarily includes cadastral maps of 24 cities in Galicia but also includes maps of the area as early as 1799. It is located at maps.GesherGalicia.org

A cadastral map is a map that shows the boundaries and ownership of land parcels. Cities displayed-with more planned-are Belz, Bohorodczany, Brody, Bukaczowce, Chodorow, Dobromil, Grzymalow, Korolowka, Kazimierz, Krakow, Lancut, Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg), Nienadowa, Podhajce, Polupanowka, Przemysl, Rohatyn, Romanowe Siolo, Ropczyce, Skala, Usciedzko, Nowy Wisnicz, Zborow, and Zurawno.

Specialty maps include a detailed 1799 map of the third partition of Poland, 1941 map of the Lwow Jewish ghetto, and Cram's Railway System Atlas map of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy from 1901. 

 



Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

The Urban Maps Digital site includes about 65 maps, many of them from the Lemberg/Lwow area. Apart from the Lwow plans, they also have urban maps from: Brody (1780), Czernowitz, Ivano-Frankivsk/Stanislawow, Krakow, Luck, Przemysl, Sokal, Stryj, Tarnopol and Truskawiec. They are currently in the process of scanning and adding more maps. In addition, the Center's web site contains a collection of urban images from the 19th and 20th centuries, a few digital video items, a searchable online catalogue for their library of urban history, and a list of their publications.


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