1900 map

From: David Glynn <glynn_at_beresford-cheam.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 10:29:02 -0000
To: "Czernowitz list" <Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu>
Reply-To: glynn_at_beresford-cheam.freeserve.co.uk

Jerome is correct, the Pruth is to the north of the town. The Pruth is just
beyond the railway station, i.e. to the right side of the 1900 map.

On the 1900 map the upwards direction is west, so the Synagogen Gasse runs

This is a particularly interesting map because it is large-scale, and marks
many of the plots and inidual buildings.

Congratulations and thanks to Peter!

Best regards,

David Glynn

----- Original Message -----
From: jerome schatten <romers_at_shaw.ca>
To: <czernowitz-l_at_cornell.edu>
Cc: JOE PORAS <joe_at_poras.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 5:13 AM
Subject: comparing the 1900 map with the Stadtplan

> Czernowitzers... If you've been trying to get a measure of
> congruency between the newly posted 1900 Czernowitz street map
> and the 1941 Stadtplan and you can't, try rotating the 1900 map
> about 90 degrees counter clockwise (in your mind, unless you
> printed it).
> I believe the Pruth is to the north of downtown Czernowitz, which
> would make the Stadtplan's vertical grid lines more or less
> correctly aligned with true north. The 1900 map, for some reason,
> seems to be rotated some 90 to 100 degrees in a clockwise
> direction (am I correct on this geographers?).
> Thus, Synagogue Gasse appears to run sort of north and south on
> the 1900 map and sort of east and west on the 1941 map (name
> changed to Strada Wilson). The Ring Platz is Piata Unirii and
> serves as a good starting point. I've posted the new maps in the
> map section, which should make comparisons less awkward.
> The dizzyweb street translator is reasonably helpful for the name
> changes.
> Hope this makes sense and that I'm not misleading you.
> Best,
> jerome

Received on 2003-11-13 08:07:56

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