[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] 1910 map series available online

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Sun Dec 26 12:28:05 PST 2004

Courtesy of Eotvos University, Department of Cartography and 
Geoinformatics, Budapest, Hungary (home page http://lazarus.elte.hu/ )

The entire c.1910 edition of the Austro-Hungarian series maps at 1:200,000 
scale, 267 sheets total, and in colour. Go to 
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/3felmeres.htm for the overview key 
map.  There is no place name index.

In addition to the Hungarian regions of interest to this University, the 
maps cover most of Russian Poland, Volhynia, Galicia, and back west into 
Germany to the border regions of France.

Some words of caution:

1.  Be prepared for extremely long downloads due to huge file sizes for the 
individual sheets.

2.  This early series of maps contains place name spelling errors and does 
not include numerous place names which are on the more recent 1930s edition 
available from commercial sources like Genealogy Unlimited.  For example, 
in the region of Derazno, NW of Rowno in Volhynia, Germanic villages of 
Pendyki, Dombrowka, and Jaminiec appear on the most recent version of the 
map but not on the online edition.

3.  Quality of the scans is quite good but not as good as those we have for 
Ukraine through the Berkeley University series.

In spite of these concerns, you may find these maps very useful.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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