New von Schlieben Maps: Przemysl, Rzeszow, Sanok, Tarnow, Bochnia, Wadowice, Nowy Sacz, Jaslo circles added to GG Map Room #ukraine
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 (Wladowice), including Zywiec and Oswiecim; 9: Nowy Sacz
(Sandecz), including Nowy Targ; 10: Jaslo (Jaslo), including Biecz and
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: Zolkiew (Zhovkva, Zholkva),
including Belz and Rawa Ruska.
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