Nowy Targ 1896 Cadastral Map – now on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland #galicia #ukraine

Jay Osborn

New on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: An 1896 cadastral map of the
formerly-Galician city of Nowy Targ, now in southeastern Poland just
north of Zakopane:

This map is clear and nearly complete, lacking only the northernmost
sheets covering fields and forests with no residential buildings. A
second map linked to the first overlays an update from around 1927 of
the west-central section of the city, including both the main market
square (rynek) and a small second square. For this online version, we
"stitched" 22 digitized sheets of the map into a single huge digital
image, but unlike most maps in our collection we did not blend the
sheet edges because the alignment was already quite good and residual
gaps are comprehensible. Inspecting the sheet edges throughout the map
is a great way to learn about the high accuracy of 19th-century
Galician land surveys plus the graphical distortion which results from
120 years of even careful paper storage and handling as well as modern
digitization. The original paper map is preserved by the Archiwum
Narodowe w Krakowie.

The image attached to this post is a low-resolution preview; to see
the complete interactive map at full resolution, click the link above
and zoom in.

To see many more cadastral maps of Galician cities, towns, and
villages, visit the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine

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