Muszyna 1846 cadastral map now on Gesher Galicia's Map Room #poland #galicia


Jay Osborn
 

Just posted on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: the entire full-color 1846
cadastral map of the Galician spa town of Muszyna near the Slovakian
border in southeastern Poland:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/muszyna-mushina-1846/

Assembled from 19 separate large sheets, this map is huge – roughly 4
square meters in paper form, but zoomable to see details of even small
buildings in its digital form. The residential and commercial areas
are dominated by three rivers which join beneath the ruins of a
medieval castle. This hand-lithographed "snapshot" in time captures
Muszyna while it already has a well-developed central market area and
extensive mill facilities on two rivers, but before the exploitation
of local springs which would make Muszyna famous in the spa industry.

The map is online for free use by anyone to explore the past of this
interesting Galician settlement and to compare it to the modern town.
This stitched digital composite map was assembled and presented in
interactive format by Gesher Galicia. The original paper map is
preserved by the Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie. To see many more
cadastral maps of Galician cities, towns, and villages, visit the
Gesher Galicia Map Room:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine