From the map collection of Uniwersytet Śląski again, about 70 sheets of
a German "soil
evaluation map" (Bodenschätzungskarte) in 1:25, 000 scale, dated 1940 –
1943 which covers the area of western
Poland, annexed by the Reich in late 1939.
From our own collections, we have added 13
sheets of detailed plans of Danzig / Gdańsk
(so-called Geländeplan), scale 1:2500, and one sheet of
1:5000. It's more than likely that Danzig was covered by
well over 100 sheets. We will try to identify libraries and archives where
other sheets might be stored, in order to make them available.
And, a bit of personal touch on the subject of WIG - two
photographs of (mainly military) personnel, probably dated 1930s. No
1 and No
See you next year!
Due to an influx of Christmas "duties", we
have only a relatively minor update today:
- courtesy of a private map collector, we have received two
rare WIG 1:25,000 maps from the Góry Świętokrzyskie area: Bodzentyn
Słupia. They are tourist editions, hence the colour.
Courtesy of dr Brendan Whyte from the National Library of Australia, we
have received 5
sheets of a rare, Mil-Geo edition of the standard 1:100,000 WW2 map
plus, from the collection of a digital arm of the Polish National Library
“Polona” – another sheet (Krasnystaw) of the same edition. As it happens,
some sheets of this edition carry, on their reverse, a town plan, and so
is the case with this sheet, hence the German Mil-Geo
Stadtplan Lublin (please note the file is 600 dpi and
will, most likely NOT open in web browsers, you need to download it
Christmas is upon us, so we wish you all a quiet Christmas.
Through hard work of people running eastopomaps.org,
we have received, from the map collection of the Library of Congress, a new
set of maps from the Soviet Union:
approx. 720 sheets of a Soviet
1:25,000 map, dated 1924 - 1943 approx.. 30 sheets of a German map:
Rußland 1:25 000 dated 1942 – 1942.
Some new sheets show larger towns, such as Leningrad and Kiev.
We have managed to locate and make available for the "literature" section the original of the WIG
maps from 1929 „Przepisy podstawowe o sporzadzaniu map…” (core
instructions on WIG maps), which provide a descriptive specification sheet
for basic WIG map series.
Courtesy of Mr Ryszard Hubisz we have also made available a map and a
brochure by a known Polish cartographer, Franciszek Uhorczak, „Skorowidz
nazw gromad, miast i miasteczek… woj. lwowskiego, stanislawskiego i
tarnopolskiego” (Gazetteer). The gazetteer comes with a large map, which
ca be downloaded from Mapster.
We have also added a German brochure dated July 1939 including a set of
"drive-through" town plans of Poland („Stadt-Durchfahrten in Polen und
Please note: most maps have been scanned at 600 dpi, some files,
particularly large-format sheets such as Grossblatt editions, might be up
to 100 Mb.
A technical issue: we are aware of a problem with our website en-coding,
which now defaults to ISO-8859-1. The effect, in plain English, is that
some characters are replaced with illegible garbage which makes it hard or
impossible to read some portions of the text. We are working
to fix this issue.
16th June - a few more sheets from the Atlas Geologiczny Galicyi
We have received some missing sheets of the „Atlas Geologiczny Galicyji”,
from our friends in Ukraine, and from the A. Mickiewicz University in
Poznan, the following sheets: "Szczawnica", "Bochnia i Czchów",
"Wieliczka i Myślenice", "Turka", "Ustrzyki Dolne", "Pomorzany",
"Drohobycz" and "Skole". Now we are short of just two sheets ("Janów i
Biłgoraj", and "Brzozów i Sanok"); we will try to locate them over the
coming summer months.
4th June 2015 - new maps for the "Atlas Geologiczny Galicji"
With help of the academics from the Uniwersytet Śląski, Poland, we
have received permission to complement the existing collection of Atlas
Geologiczny Galicji, with extra sheets, which can be downloaded from
the index sheet, or a list. All files are 600 dpi.
Now, only nine sheets of this map type are required (plus two never
published) to make the set complete. We will try to acquire them from
I downloaded this file http://www.mapywig .org/m/K.u.K._maps /series/075K/600dp i/ZONE_6_COL_XXIII _BOCHNIA_und_CZCHO W_1899.jpg . Now I cannot find it to give to a friend of mine in England. Can you hel