1850 cadastral map of Brzostek now on Gesher Galicia's Map Room #galicia #poland

Jay Osborn

We've just posted a complete 1850 cadastral map of Brzostek between Dębica and Jasło in Poland:


It's a lithographed final-stage property map, annotated with building parcel numbers and land parcel numbers but not house numbers:

Brzostek was never large, but has existed for at least 900 years and figures prominently in the Galician peasant uprising of 1846 – just before the town was surveyed and mapped for Austrian property tax purposes. This map shows extensive redline revisions from a later survey, including significant rebuilding and extension of the western side of the town square. Jewish community properties are not marked on the original map, but in the revisions one can see the future cemetery site and the footprint of a large future synagogue.

This digital map was processed and presented in interactive format by Gesher Galicia. The original paper map is preserved by the Polish State Archive in Przemyśl. To see many more historical maps of Galician cities, towns, and villages, visit the Gesher Galicia Map Room:


Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine