Biecz 1850 Cadastral Map on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia
A river ran through it... and the map tells the story.
Biecz Cadastral Map 1850 just added to the Gesher Galicia Map Room:
A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire town of Biecz (Beitch,
Beitsch, Baych, Baytsh, Beytch), surveyed and lithographed in 1850. This
archive copy includes extensive redline revisions drafted over the 1850
original, apparently for an 1876 edition, covering not only the usual
parcel and building changes but also a major re-routing of the Ropa
River through town to accommodate the arrival of an important rail line
in this province of the Austrian Empire; because this map includes both
the original and modified landscapes, it captures a significant historical
transformation of the town.
The map also shows a well-formed market square, three churches and
several Catholic cemeteries, a Jewish cemetery, a hospital, and
several named hamlets.
GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org
Thanks, as always, to Jay Osborn.