JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hartleben's Travel Guides to Galicia & Lemberg, 1914 - Gesher Galicia Map Room #general
Ever wonder what a traveler to Galicia (Austria) in the early 20th century would
have used as a guide for getting around in the days before Expedia, Google Maps or
talking GPS systems?
If so, check out these two new uploads to the Gesher Galicia Map Room:
"Hartleben's Travel Guide Map of Galicia 1914"
An historic map of Galicia >from a travel guidebook to the region written by
Orlowicz and Kordys, printed by Freytag & Berndt, and published by A. Hartleben's
Verlag of Vienna and Leipzig in 1914. This was probably the last written guide to
Galicia before the region ceased to exist as a political entity. The map includes
all major and many minor cities, mountains, and rivers, and shows recommended
travel routes (primarily by train) between key sights of the region corresponding
to the text. The original paper document is in the extensive map collection of
Harrie Teunissen and John Steegh; this image was donated to Gesher Galicia on the
100th anniversary of the guidebook.
"Hartleben's Travel Guide Map of Lemberg (Lwow) 1914" A general plan of the city of
Lemberg (Lwow, Lviv, Lwow, Lvov,) >from a travel guidebook to Galicia published by
A. Hartleben's Verlag of Vienna and Leipzig in 1914, just before the Great War. The
map covers the urban core of the city, showing street names, squares, train and
tram lines, parks, waterways, several cemeteries, and the Jewish hospital, and
includes an index to significant buildings and cultural sites. The original paper
document is in the extensive map collection of Harrie Teunissen and John Steegh.
Thanks to Jay Osborn for the technical work and text, and to Teunissen and Steegh
for their generous donations of these maps to the Gesher Galicia site.
President, Gesher Galicia