Biecz 1850 Cadastral Map on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger

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:

Thanks, as always, to Jay Osborn.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia

Join to automatically receive all group messages.