Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kujdance Cadastral Map 1829 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #ukraine


Gesher Galicia has just posted a complete and beautiful historical
1829 cadastral map of the village of Kujdance (Kydantsi, today in the
Zbarazh raion of the Ternopil oblast of western Ukraine):

The village has always been small, with few of the features of larger
towns, and even today retains the basic landscape structure it had in
this map of almost 200 years ago. But even here, things change; after
the original survey, Austrian imperial officials returned to Kujdance
to update the map in 1860, and used the paper copy we've digitized
have to mark their measurements of new land parcel divisions and new
building construction, in red ink. For anyone with ancestry linked to
this village, or anyone who loves the artistry and precision of early
Austrian Empire cartography, this map is a treasure.

Acquisition of the map scan images and assembly of this browsable map
were made possible by Gesher Galicia member contributions to the
Kujdance Galician Archival Records Project (GARP); more info about
GARP projects is available here:

The original paper map is preserved by the Central State Historical
Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL):

The GG Map Room home page:

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
Warsaw, Poland

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