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

Jay Osborn

Just posted on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: a complete full-color 1846 cadastral map of the small Galician city of Grybów near Nowy Sącz:

Assembled from six separate sheets, this map is small and the cadastral area is curiously-shaped but also rich with fine details worthy of study, and with many redline revisions pointing to future changes to buildings and land. The market square and surrounding residences are tightly arranged, perhaps because the city center is set in a very hilly landscape; Grybów is purported to have the steepest town square in central Europe. Following the land contours, transportation routes (roads, rivers, and the future railroad line) enter and depart the map at several places on the cadastral borders.

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:

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine