JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Cadastral Maps: Sokal and Ustrzyki Dolne #general

Pamela Weisberger

Two new, exquisite maps have just been uploaded to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room for the towns of Sokal and Ustrzyki Dolne.

Sokal Center Cadastral Map 1854

Full-color cadastral map of the center of the town of Sokal (Sokal',
Sikal, Skol, Skul), surveyed and lithographed in 1854, and with a
number of redline revisions for a later edition. The town developed on
both sides of the meandering Bug River; by 1854, scattered suburbs had
branched >from and attached to the dense main town. Buildings and land
parcels are clearly numbered. Also labeled on the map are a large
monastery and several churches, a large synagogue, Jewish and Catholic
cemeteries located away >from the river, and several named streets
(unusual for an early map). Other features include a small market
square, road development, and a ferry, and some indicate extensive
water drainage and irrigation (probably already centuries old when
this map was made).

Ustrzyki Dolne Cadastral Map 1852

A complete, full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of
Ustrzyki Dolne (Istrik, Istryk, Ustrik, Uschiki Dolne), surveyed and
lithographed in 1852, with extensive redline revisions for a future
edition. The town is small but with several large buildings and a
growing market square; when the town was surveyed, a second settlement
was developing north of the town center. The map is lightly worn but
clear, with all buildings and parcels numbered. Featured on this map
are an administrative office, a church, a synagogue (unlabeled), three
small Catholic cemeteries, a large Jewish cemetery, two rivers, a mill
canal, and many small creeks draining through the farmlands.

To view the entire Gesher Galicia Map Room Collection go to:

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA

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