Historic maps

Fischer 2696-2699 | Michel 2844-2847 | Scott 2550-2553 | Year of issue 1982 | People's Republic of Poland

2696
2697
Part of a map of Toruń
(1526) by Bernard Wapowski
Part of a map of Warsaw
(Quartermaster 1839)

2698
2699
Map of Poland (1927)
in the atlas by Eugeniusz Romer
City map of Kraków (1703)
by Stanisław A. Buchowiecki
and a 17th century astrolabe

Translations

B. Wapowski - Polonia 1526 = Bernard Wapowski - Poland (Polonia is Latin) 1526.
Kwatermistrzostwo - Królestwo polskie 1839 = Quartermaster - Kingdom of Poland 1839.
E(ugeniusz) Romer - Atlas geograficzny - 1908 = Eugeniusz Romer - Geographic atlas - 1908.
A. Buchowiecki - Plan Krakowa 1703 = A. Buchowiecki - Map of Cracow 1703.
Astrolabium XVII w(ieku) = Astrolabe 17th century.
Cracovia is Latin for Kraków (Cracow).

Glossary

Bernard Wapowski (1475-1535), the founder of Polish cartography.
Eugeniusz Romer (1871-1954), eminent geographer, cartographer.
The astrolabe is a stereographic projection of the celestial sphere from a central point, the celestial North or South Pole.

Resources

Cartography
Poland
Toruń
Warsaw
Kraków
Bernard Wapowski and Wacław Grodecki - Origins of Polish cartography (www.muzeum-polskie.org)
Map of Poland in 1526 (www-unix.oit.umass.edu)
Polonia
Map of Poland in 1839 (www.topmap.pl)
Quartermaster
Astrolabe