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27th September 2016 - map update
Courtesy of and with great help of the Geography Department of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin it has been possible to make available some 990 sheet of the German 1:25,000 World War I map from the Eastern Front. The maps cover the area of what is now central Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Ukraine.
The index sheet for this map type (large, therefore takes a moment to load) can be found HERE
A (very long!) list of new sheets is HERE.
An index sheet for the probable area coverage of this map type, from 1920s, produced by Polish Wojskowy Insytutu Geograficzny is HERE.
Most of the maps is based on Russian 1-verst map (1:42,000), some others are re-scaled two-verst (1:84,000) maps, so most place names are in cirillic script, with only some transliterrated into Latin. Relatively few sheets dated 1916 - 1918 are re-drawn and updated by German front-line survey units, e.g. sheets XIII-20, XIV-21, XIV-22, XVI-20-H-I, XVII-20-A, E, XVII-20-F, XX-20-B, E, G, XXI-20-A-B, XXII-20-G, XXIII-14-C, F, XXIX-17-H, XXX-17-B.
Also, with permission of the Geography Department of the Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland, we have been able to scan further 36 sheets of the same map type from central Poland.

These maps are relatively detailed and show a vast area of Eastern Europe where mass-migration, mostly to America, took place at the turn of 20th century and where, soon after, "The Great War" of 1914 - 1918 was fought. As most of those areas were never, until mid-1950s, properly surveyed and cartographed, the German maps remain probably the only available source of detailed historic information. As to the fate of the Russian maps which had been the source of these German maps, we have found no trace of them yet.

Also, from the same collection of the Humboldt University of Berlin, there is a set of 29 sheets of Soviet 1:25,000 map series dated 1939, based on an older, Russian 1:21,000 map (half-verst) which partly overlaps with the German 1:25,000 set mentioned above, and covers, what used to be central-east Poland, and what is now north-west Ukraine and Belarus.
Index sheet available HERE
A list of new sheets available HERE

Last but not least, an update to a large set of Austro-Hungarian maps (Spezialkarte 1:75,000). We have added, from the digital collection of the New York Public Library, and the National and University Library of Slovenia, approx. 1700 sheets of the Spezialkarte.
Index sheet (VERY large!) can be found HERE
A list of new sheets can be found HERE
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08/02/2023 00:50
Glad to see you back, Marek!

08/25/2022 15:09
Hey, Marek! Trying to access maps at your page "Other Central European Maps, via both Chrome and Opera browsers, I get the dialog box "File not found (404 error) If you think what you'r

01/22/2022 22:50
Hello: I do Polish Genealogy. I need a topo map of Poland with major cities which I’ve never been able to find on the WEB. It should show post partition Poland with an out line of pre-partition Pola

03/21/2020 14:55
What's up, Marek? What are you working on? Hope all is OK.

01/26/2019 14:42
Hi: Are there any other maps showing parishes such as: Andrzej Tomczak Siec parafialna Wojewoddztwa pomorskiego Okregu bytowskiego I leborskiego W drugiej polowie xvi wieku Skala 1:300. Thanks

12/04/2017 15:22
peut-on obtenir la carte détaillée de la frontière Est suite au traité de Brest-litovsk ? merci d'avance

09/10/2017 04:54
Can I get some guidance on the projection that WIG cartographers used on the 1 to 100,000 maps?

04/02/2017 23:15

03/17/2017 11:34
@JMisiewicz I tried to send an e-mail, but got an auto-response: "The e-mail address you entered couldn't be found" If you want to get in touch, please use e-mail (see left)

03/16/2017 18:10
I think we need to drill into this... Please check for my e-mail in your inbox! Smile