New von Schlieben Maps: Przemysl, Rzeszow, Sanok, Tarnow, Bochnia, Wadowice, Nowy Sacz, Jaslo circles added to GG Map Room #general
There are two new von Schlieben maps just uploaded to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room.
These lithographed black and white maps with dashed kreis (administrative
circle) boundaries are >from an atlas of Europe published by Goschen of
Leipzig about 1828 and lithographed by Wilhelm Ernst August von Schlieben
(1781~1839). The paper maps detail all major and many minor towns (mostly
with Polish spelling), key roads, rivers and lakes, kreis boundaries, and a
scale bar in miles. Gesher Galicia currently has four of the five maps in
the series. These maps are an excellent resource for discovering tiny
villages adjacent to larger shtetls or towns.
The Five Galician Kreise map covers five adjacent "circles" of Galicia,
numbered here with head cities of 6: Tarnow (Tarnau, Tarnow), including
Ropczyce; 7: Bochnia, including Wojnicz and Wieliczka; 8: Wadowice (Wadowice),
including Zywiec and Oswiecim; 9: Nowy Sacz (Sandecz), including Nowy Targ;
10: Jaslo (Jaslo), including Biecz and Kolaczyce.
The next new map covers three (numbered) "circles" - 4: Przemysl, including
Jaroslaw and Mosciska; 5: Rzeszow, including Lancut and Lezajsk; 11: Sanok,
including Dobromil and Rymanow.
These maps join the other von Schlieben maps already on our site:
Kreise 1, 2, 3 - 1: Lemberg (Lwow, Lviv, Lvov); 2: Zloczow (Zolochiv),
including Brody and Busk; 3: Zo³kiew (Zhovkva, Zholkva), including Belz and
Kreise 12, 13, 17 - 12: Sambor (Sambir), including Drohobycz; 13: Stryj
(Stryi, Stry), including Kalush and Bukachivtsi; 17: Stanislawow
(Ivano-Frankivsk, Stanyslaviv, Stanislau), including Monastyryska.
Thanks to Jay Osborn for the postings and Alex Feller who researched
and acquired the maps at public auction. (We hope to complete the set
with the missing fifth one soon.)
President, Gesher Galicia