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27th December - post-Christmas update
With permission and great support of the Central Military Library in Warsaw, we scanned over 50 rare maps, including:
1.    Several 1:75,000 pantograph sheets used to create WIG 1:100,000 maps,
2.    Several 1:25,000 WIG maps, both Polish and German editions,
3.    A few older 1:25,000 maps by WIG from 1920s
4.    Several sheets of the German 1:25,000 topographic map (Messtischblatt)
5.     One of the very first maps of the Rembertów training ground (1:25,000), dated 1922,

From the collection of the Wydział Nauk Geograficznych Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego comes a large (200 Mb), file, which is an „of the Generalgouvernment”, published in 1941 by Publikationsstelle Berlin-Dahlem.
17 December 2016 - map update
Courtesy Mr Peter Mackovčinovi we have received over 100 maps from the following series:
- as well as several sheets of two nationality maps series, based on earlier, Austro-Hungarian 1:200,000 map:
From the library of the Geography Department, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland, comes an interesting 1935 publication (in Polish) on Bereza Kartuska: "Bereza Kartuska, wybrane rozdziały z antropogeografiji miasteczka" - as well as three small town-plans.
21st November 2016 - map udpate
From the collection of the Geography Department, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland, we have added:
-    over 100 German 1:300,000 maps, mainly sheets from Eastern and Central Europe,
-    some twenty joint (x6) editions of the same map, dated mainly 1941-1942,
-    approx. twenty German small-scale maps of Europe and Middle East (1:1 milion) and a few sheets, the same scale, showing the territory of "Greater Reich",
From the collection of the Geography Department, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany:
- 37 sheets of a German 1:84,000 map of Transcaucasia, a copy of a Russian Imperial map in the same scale (2-verst map)
- 67 sheets of a German 1:25,000 "Karte der Dobrudscha" (1917), a re-scaled copy of Romanian 1:100,000
And 163 sheets of the original Romanian 1:100,000 map from the online eHarta (geo-spacial.org) project

19th October 2016 - a new update
1 From the collection of the Biblioteka Wydziału Nauk Geograficznych Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, we have added some 180 sheets of the German 1:25,000 map (Topographische Karte / Messtischblatt) and approx. 180 sheets of the joint 1:100,000 edition (Grossblatt, Einheitsblatt).
With the update we have filled some blank spaces in the index sheets, and elsewhere, added new editions to the once already available, to provide a "denser" coverage over a span of several years.
We have also added two irregular 1:25,000 sheets:
- northern part of the Stadkreis Gotenhafen (Gdynia, Baltic Coast) dated 1942,
- a map of a military training ground Biedrusko, north of Poznan (Truppenübungsplatz Warthelager), dated approx. 1941 - 1942.
12th October 2016 - map update
With permission and great help from the library of the Geography Department, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland, we have managed to scan a large number of interesting maps, many of which could not be found elsewhere. The first batch includes WIG maps (1:25,000) scale:
- 197 sheets published by WIG (1930 - 1939) & 132 German sheets published by Reichsamt fuer Landesaufnahme and Kriegskarten und Vermessungsamts (1939 – 1945)
- Two older sheets from 1920s in different numbering system (Obóz Raducz) & Opalenie (Rejon WisÅ‚a), as well as Sheet No 5 (Rejon Pomorze, Miechowo) from the collection of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

The next larger update to this map series can be expected by mid-2017.

From the same collection a few interesting town plans:
- Posen (including street names on the reverse), Petrikau (Piotrków Trybunalski) & Tomaschow (Tomaszów Mazowiecki) – all of them are German plans dated 1944,
- Karthaus (Kartuzy) – unfortunately only one of the unknown number of very detailed (1:2,500) plan produced by the Hauptvermessungsabteilung XV (Danzig) in 1942.

- We have added another batch of approx. 200 maps to the previously released German 1:25,000 maps from WW1 which come from the Geography Department of the Humboldt University, Berlin. Although the numbering system is different, the maps are based on the same Russian 1:21,000 - 1:84,000 maps. Please note that some sheets come with two editions with the same date, yet with different level of detail - one edition is based on 1:84,00 2-verst map, while the next one based on the 1:42,000 (one-verst) map.

There is also something we overlooked to mention, i.e. at the beginning of September we added a large number of Romanian maps from geo-spacial.org project:
- 1:20 000,
- 1:100 000,
If you are looking for other editions of the 1:100,000 maps, some might be found among WW2 British copies of the same series (GSGS 4417 Romania 1:100,00) from the collection of McMaster University, Canada.
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
6th July 2016 - Europe, Europe...
Today the last batch of maps unrelated to Poland and Eastern Europe:
- several sheets of a German map (Kingdom of Greece), 1:300,000, dating to the back of 19th. century
- 74 sheets of a German map of Greece, 1:100,000, WW2 edition
- 28 sheets of a German Karte von Belgien, 1:100,000 – nominally dated 1940, but in reality unchanged edition going back to 1918.
- 75 sheets of a British GSGS 3982 "Europe 1:250 000 (Air)"

We are not planning large updates of map series related to Western Europe in the nearest future.
26th June 2016 - new maps added (Italy)
We have added new allied maps from Western and South Europe, mainly from the collection of McMaster University w Ontario, and University of Texas (as well as our own):

- 1:50,000 (GSGS 4229 Italy 1:50,000), approx. 20 sheets
- 1:100,000 (GSGS 4164 and AMS M681), approx. 550 sheets, ed. 1943 - 1955
- 1: 200,000 (AMS M592), road map of Italy, 5 sheets
- 1:250,000 (GSGS 4230), approx. 100 sheets
- 1:250,000 (GSGS 4346), approx. 100 sheets
12th June 2016 - new maps added
Some new maps from our own collections have been added:
- several sheets of the German Uebersichtskarte von Mitteleuropa (1:300,000), mainly Western Europe (France and Holland),
- a few large sheets (but small scale) German maps, Mediterranean and Black Sea.
- approx. 20 sheets of the German 1:200,000 map - "Volkstumskarte von Jugoslawien und Ungarn" (the series is incomplete, there is a slim chance we might get some extra sheets by the end of this year)
- approx. 100 sheets of the Geman 1:25,000 map of Jugoslavia. As this map type isn't widely available, we do not expect to improve the current coverage any time soon
- approx. 20 sheets of the German map of Bulgaria, 1:100,000,
- 9 sheets of a German 1:25,000 map of Bulgaria.
As the German maps of Bulgaria are quite rare, we don't expect to see gaps filled any time soon.

- (literature): conventional signs on post-WW2 Polish topographic maps, scale 1:5,000 and 1:10,000. 2nd edition,
- (literatura): a full version of the publication already available, "Reichsamt fuer Landesaufnahme und seine Kartenwerke", 1931. This time with all map inserts and photos.
- (literatura) – A brochure in German, also dated 1931, „Neue Wege der Kartenherstellun im Reichsamt fuer Landesaufnahme” (New methods of map-making in RfL). Interesting texts on developments of the 1:25,000 Messtischblatt (Topographische Karte) and the future of a new 1:50 000 German map (Deutsche Karte).
16th May - maps of Russia
We have made available two map sets from the collection of the Library of Congress: A few other maps:
11 May 2016 - an update

We have a „rollover” update for the last three batches of maps added over the last few weeks:

From our friends in the Czech Republic, we have received approx. 120 scans of the German 1:100,000 joint editions (Einheitsblatt / Grossblatt), which helps us fill in the gap, mainly in the coverage of pre-WW2 Germany, but also in the Baltics.

From the collection of the National Library of Australia, and McMaster University, Ontario, there are some 150 sheets of the 1:100,000 British map of Yugoslavia (GSGS 4396) dated, mostly, 1943.

4 sheets of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and adjacent countries, scale 1:1,000 000, dated 1930s.

10 sheets of a US, 1:25 000 maps dated 1944 from the coast of Yugoslavia (currently south Croatia)

A British 1:100,000 map of Homolje (eastern Serbia) dated 1943.

Also from the collection of the McMaster University, there are approx. 30 sheets of the 1:250,000 British map of Yugoslavia (GSGS 4413), and from a private collection, around 30 AMS maps from the turn of this century, 1:50,000 scale, showing the territory of (former) Yugoslavia and Albania.

Also from the MacMaster University, we have added sheets of a British, WW2 copy of pre-war German Grossblatt / Einheitsblatt maps, 1:100,000 scale (GSGS 4081).

For informative purposes and to help navigate various map series, we have begun adding original index sheets to the series. These can be found at the bottom of mapster index sheets and at the bottom of map lists. As the number of map series runs in hundreds, so does a number of index sheets, so please bear with us. If there is an index sheet for a particular map series which we have not added, please contact us and we should be able to locate it.
Finally, from the collection of the Uniwersytet ÅšlÄ…ski, we have added over 100 maps in the following categories:

- Mapy topograficzne i turystyczne inne (polskie) [Polish topo and tourist maps]
- Mapy ogólne, średnio i małoskalowe (polskie) [Polish general, small-scale maps]
- Mapy topograficzne i turystyczne inne (niemieckie) [German topo and tourist maps]
- Mapy ogólne, średnio i małoskalowe (niemieckie) [German general and small-scale maps]
- Mapy ogólne, średnio i małoskalowe (niemieckie) - III Rzesza i II WŚ [German general and small-scale maps, 3rd Reich]
- Mapy topograficzne i turystyczne (czeskie/słowackie) [Czechoslovak topo and tourist maps]

Also from the same university collection, we have several sheets of the German 1:25,000 maps based on pre-war Polish maps by WIG of the same scale

Finally, from the collection of Mr Hubisz, two town plans, a resort of Szczawnica, and a plan of Wilno/Wilna.


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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