1939 Galizien Deutsche Settlement

This is a map of Galizien Deutsche settlement circa the year 1939. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind map was drawn by the late Rudolf Untersch├╝tz. Thanks to the generosity of his family, it is available here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (auf Deutsch). It was originally published in 1965 in Heimat Galizien (Band I) written by Hilfskomitee der Geliziendeutschen.

There is also a free index to the Unterschütz map. The index was compiled by Dave Gorz and is an invaluable aid to finding villages.

About the Map and Your Computer - Read Before Clicking!

This map is pretty big, bigger than most files you download off of the Internet. It is about seven or eight times bigger than your screen (8739 x 5328 pixels). It is really meant to be printed; on paper it will be about 55.5 x 33.6 cm (21.9 x 13.3 inches).

If you want to download the map for printing, right click on the image below and select "Save Link Target As". Otherwise, click on the image below to display the full-size map on your screen.

Click for the full-sized image

Printing the Map

For the impatient: copy it to a flash drive and take it to your local print/copy shop. They may even be able to download it off the Internet for you.

For the patient: Your printer at home will only be able to print sections of the map unless you have a $5000 Linotronic Imagestter in your spare bedroom. I have had the map printed for as little as $4 at my local print/copy shop. It is very important to tell the print shop to print the map at 100% magnification -- do not scale the map. I will say it again -- do not scale. If you scale the map to, say, 90% magnification, you will lose some detail; the map will look fuzzy. Print shops typically ask how big you want the printout to be. The best answer is "whatever 100% magnification produces".