Topographical Maps: Polish, 19th Century - 1843
All maps scanned by mapywig.org, sourced from Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa POLONA, or Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych
(RCIN)
, or Biblioteka Uniwersytecka im. Jerzego Giedroycia w Białymstoku  
Following the Third, 1795, Partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, some former Grand Duchy of Lithuania lands -- including Augustavas (Polish.: Augustów) and
Suvalkija
(Polish: Suwałki ) were lost to "New East Prussia." In 1806, those areas were both conquered by Napoleon and overrun in the Greater Poland Uprising. In 1807, the
Duchy of Warsaw
(Polish: Księstwo Warszawskie, German: Herzogtum Warschau) was established by Napoleon I from the lands ceded by the Kingdom of Prussia under the
terms of the Treaties of Tilsit. The treaties assigned those former GDL lands -- then called Belostok (Białystok) Dept., consisting of Białystok, Bielsk, Bobrz, Dombrowa,
Drohiczyn, Kalwary,  Lomza, Mariampol, Surasz and Wygry (except for Białystok itself,) to the Duchy of Warsaw. The duchy was held in personal union by one of Napoleon's
allies, King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony. Following Napoleon's failed invasion of Russia, the duchy was occupied by Prussian and Russian troops until 1815, when it was
formally partitioned between the two countries at the Congress of Vienna.

Augustów governorate
(Polish: Gubernia augustowska, Lithuanian: Augustavo gubernija), an administrative unit (governorate) of "Congress Poland," was created in 1837
from the Augustów Voivodship, and had the same borders and capital (Suwałki) as the voivodship. It lasted as an administrative unit until 1867, when the territories of the
Augustów governorate and the Płock governorate were divided into a smaller Płock Governorate, Suwałki Governorate (consisting mostly of the Augustów Governorate
territories) and a recreated Łomża Governorate.

The topographic maps on this page focus on the Augustów guberniya.
Commentary about these maps by maps4u.lt: [The below] Index sheet of maps [is] from [the] catalog "Topographic map of Kingdom of Poland," in scale 1:126000
[three versts/inch]...the Congress of Vienna in 1815...created the Polish Kingdom [within]...the Russian Empire. [A] Part of [the] instituted Polish armed forces was [the]
Logistic force
(Kwatermistrzostwo Generalne). One of the tasks of [this force] was [the] production of topographic maps. Development [of] new maps of [the] Kingdom of
Poland began in 1822. To produce [these] maps [they] used maps of [the] Russian Empire, Germany, Austria and Polish road...maps. Topographical [images were made] in
[the] scale 1:42000, [and maps were] compiled in [the] scale 1:126000...It was planned to finish the map in 1836, but the Russian-Turkish War (1828), [and] the Revolt in
1831, [which led to the] disband[ing of the] armed forces of Kingdom of Poland, [and so the maps]...were not finished. [The} maps were finished by [Russian Empire] military
topographers...[The] maps were finished in 1839, [and] the first edition of [the] Topographic map of [the] Kingdom of Poland, in scale 1:126000, was issued in 1843. They
were updated
c. 1864, with the index map now primarily in Cyrillic.
1843 "Karta Zbiorowa" do mapy
topograficznej Królestwa Polskiego
w skali 1:126 000 podjetej i
opracowywanej przez
Kwatermistrzostwo Gen. W.P. w
latach 1822 - 1831, wykonczonej
przez rosyjski Korpus Topografow
pod kierunkiem gen. Richtera w
latach 1832 - 1843.
("Index to the
topographic map of the Polish
Kingdom in scale 1: 126,000 taken
and developed by Quartermaster
Gen. W.P. in the years 1822 - 1831,
completed by the Russian
Topographic Corps under the
direction of General Richter in the
years 1832 - 1843.

(Developed on the basis of archival
materials by Bolesław Olszewicz
[cartographic historian]. The
drawing was made by Karol
Rakowski, graduate of the Military
Institute of Science and Publishing.)
1843 Kol. VI, Sek. I: Nieman
Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa POLONA
1843 Kol. VII, Sek. I: Kowno
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych
1843 Kol. VI, Sek. II: Maryampol
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych
1843 Kol. VII, Sek. II: Preny - Olitta
Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa POLONA
1843 Kol. VI, Sek. III: Suwalki
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych
1843 Kol. VII, Sek. III: Sereje
Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa POLONA
1843 Kol. VI, Sek. IV: Augustow
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych
1843 Kol. VII, Sek. IV: Grodno
Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa POLONA
c. 1864 "Топографическая
Карта Царства Польского
KARTA ZBIOROWA"
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów
Naukowych
c. 1864 Kol. VI, Sek. I: Nieman
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka im. Jerzego Giedroycia
w Białymstoku
c. 1864. Kol. VII, Sek. I: Kowno
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych
c. 1864 Kol. VII, Sek. II: Preny - Olitta
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka im. Jerzego Giedroycia
w Białymstoku  
c. 1864 Kol. VI, Sek. II: Maryampol
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych
c. 1864 Kol. VI, Sek. III: Suwalki
Repozytorium Cyfrowe Instytutów Naukowych
c. 1864 Kol. VII, Sek. III: Sereje
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka im. Jerzego Giedroycia
w Białymstoku  
c. 1864 Kol. VII, Sek. IV: Grodno
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka im. Jerzego Giedroycia
w Białymstoku  
c. 1864 Kol. VI, Sek. IV: Augustow
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka im. Jerzego Giedroycia
w Białymstoku  
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