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Department of Cartography, UMCS
Motor Lublin - statistics
I've studied geography on UMCS during 1997-2002. My specialisation was
cartography and I wrote the master degree work (promoter: prof. dr hab.
Mieczysław Sirko) entitled "Territorial developement of Lublin - a historical
Historical carthographic materials are often objects of art, which can be of
interests not only for a narrow group of experts. They are even more
interesting in case they present known area - we can observe changes in
environment then, analyse their causes and differentiate their results.
Presented work is an attempt to create a historical atlas of Lublin, which
could be useful in such tasks by presenting old plans of town accompanied
by modern maps being the result of mentioned analyses.
The biggest stress has been laid on own maps, selection, their
criteria and preparation and on presentation of old plans and views of the town.
All these has been completed with historical facts and worked out to fit for
the form and rules of the atlas.
Such a publication could have many applies, e.g. education, propagating
history of Lublin and, thanks to old plans being often objects of art, history of
The project of historical atlas of Lublin consists of the following: archive
materials (plans, views of town), own maps being interpretations of original,
old plans, comments to every old material and history of Lublin, concentrating
on factors influenting development of Lublin and on changes in character of
Old plans and views of the town are presented and described below (marked
items were not included in original project of the atlas) as well as own
Materials and information gained when writing this project has been used in a few
papers and a few projects uses data contained in the work. Unfortunately, the
atlas itself has not been published yet.
Full text of the work in Polish (50 pages pdf document, 360 KB) is available
Printed version of the work is available in UMCS Archive or in the
Department of Cartography.