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31 December 2020 - map update

A small, Christmas update: approx. 130 small-scale US maps dated 1942 - 1953. Originally most sheets were produced by the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and Department of State, and from 1947 onwards, by CIA. The maps are mainly related to strategic and geopolitical events unfolding in Central and Eastern Europe. It is a rather subjective selection, including some, somewhat unusual in 2020, like a series of maps of the USSR showing areas "off-limits" to foreigners (by the look of it, about 90%). The recurring motif is, naturally, cold-come-hot war, sometimes only hovering in the wings, elsewhere, displayed bluntly. 600 dpi scans come from the University of Stanford, California, libraries, while 300 dpi from the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Other, similar (and dissimilar) maps can be viewed and downloaded (save target as...) at NARA website (currently approx. 3000 maps)

A certain... "supplement" is a set of 9 sheets, one-colour reproduction of WIG 1:300,000 maps. This "edition" comes from 1946 r. in the US Department of State, and they show a new, "eastern boundary of Poland" with the USSR.

And, in a staggered update, courtesy of the McMaster University of Canada, approx. 200 Soviet 1:100 000 maps (including, at least several Finnish reproductions dated 1940 - 1942, for rather obvious context) as well as 37 German, WW2 variants, i.e. Russland 1:100 000 dated 1941 - 1943.

And, for the very, very end of this rather unusual year... a minor update - a preview of what's coming in 2021 (the clue here is the name of the collection ;)

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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