Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 1848 Cadastral Sketch of Solotwina in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia


Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Just added to the Gesher Galicia Map Room: a rough but very valuable
cadastral field sketch of Solotwina (Solotvyn), >from 1848:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/solotwyna-solotvyn-1848/

Because it is the first draft map made by the surveyor while walking and
measuring the town, the scale is imperfect, but we were able to stretch
and assemble all the sheets of the entire map with reasonable fit. As a
plus for family researchers: the map is annotated with house numbers
correlating to vital and other records, and key features of the Jewish
community (synagogue, cemetery) and clearly marked. And unique to
these early-stage sketches, the town center was sketched at double
scale to capture detail in the dense market square and surrounding
streets; we have squeezed the center section into the main map, and
presented it as a standalone high-detail map as well:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/solotwyna-solotvyn-1848-center/

Images for this map were provided by the Central State Historical
Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL):
http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ca04.php

The later stages and final map of Solotwina were lost to history; we are
lucky this sketch survived. Please share these map links to help preserve
the history of this town.

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Lviv, Ukraine
maps@geshergalicia.org

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