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Established: 25th of June, 2004

This web-site has a collection of old maps that will be an aid to Genealogists and Local Historians. The maps are scanned from various Baedeker Guidebooks which were published before 1939.

Published at the time before the automobile was commonplace, the maps appearing on this web-site, gives a view of parts of Europe and America before the urban spread of the 20th century. Each map of a town shows details such as major buildings, major roads and streets (some named) and railways. The environs maps show less detail.

I will be adding further Baedeker Guidebooks to this web-site in due time, so keep visiting.
 

        

Last updated: 21st of March, 2006

I would like to announce a new site and domain of mine. The idea coming from this site. The new site is devoted to all the popular old travel guides. Please visit  Old Guide Books. It gives a fascinating history of  the Baedeker publishing house and it competition with the rival Murray' Handbooks. There is also a history of old Atlases.

This site Baedeker Old Guide Books will eventually be moved to the new domain mentioned above, and in the process will receive a overhaul in layout and style with additional pages. I will correct some of the inaccurate information that is currently given on this site. I will also have new old maps from one of the Baedeker guides. I would also like this site translated into Spanish and other languages. It's gaining a worldwide audience. I plan on putting maps, for other places in Europe, Any help in the translation would be appreciated. Thank you.


Querría anunciar un nuevo sitio y el dominio míos. La venida de la idea de este sitio. El nuevo sitio es dedicado a todas las guías viejas populares del viaje. Visite por favor guías turísticas Viejas. Da una historia fascinante de la editorial de Baedeker y de competencia con el Murray rival' Guías. Hay también una historia de Atlas viejos.

"turísticas de guías Viejas" debe traduce a "La Guía vieja Reserva"

Este sitio Baedeker guías turísticas Viejas serán movidas finalmente al nuevo dominio mencionado arriba, y en el proceso recibirá una revisión en la disposición y el estilo con páginas adicionales. Corregiré parte de la información inexacta que es dada actualmente en este sitio. Tendré también nuevos mapas viejos de uno de las guías de Baedeker. Querría también que este sitio tradujera a español y otros idiomas. Gana una audiencia mundial. Planeo a poner mapas, para otros lugares en Europa, Cualquier ayuda en la traducción sería apreciada. Gracias. Espero que esto traduzca correcto.


Ich möchte eine neue Stelle und Domäne von meinem ankündigen. Die Idee kommend von dieser Stelle. Die neue Stelle ist zu allen populären alten Reisenführern gewidmet. Bitte besuchen Sie Alte Reiseführer. Es gibt eine faszinierende Geschichte des Baedeker herausgebend Haus und es Konkurrenz mit dem wetteifernden Murray‘ Handbücher. Es gibt auch eine Geschichte alter Atlasse.

„Alte Reiseführer“ sollen zu übersetzen „Alter Führer Bucht“

Dieser Stelle Baedeker Alte Reiseführer werden schließlich zur neuen Domäne erwähnt oben bewegt werden, und im Verfahren wird eine Überholung in Anordnung und Stil mit zusätzlichen Seiten empfangen. Ich werde einige von den ungenauen Informationen korrigieren, die momentan auf dieser Stelle gegeben sind. Ich werde auch neue alte Karten von einem Führer von den Baedeker haben. Ich würde auch diese Stelle mögen, die in Spanisch und andere Sprachen übersetzt wird. Es gewinnt ein weltweites Publikum. Ich plane stellend auf Karten, für andere Orte in Europa, würde Irgendeine Hilfe in der Übersetzung geschätzt werden. Vielen Dank. Ich hoffe, dass dies richtig übersetzt.

 

     

     

Town Plans

Maps

Environ Maps

Each image was produce over several stages, with an aim to reduce file size, and in turn bandwidth.

  1. Each map from the book was scanned at 400 percent. This is so that fine details such as names of building and streets would show up.
  2. The images were rotated and cropped
  3. The images were then reduced to 65 percent or lower of their original size.
  4. The images were then digitally sharpened.
  5. The images were saved at 35 percent compression.

Good luck and happy hunting!
 

I would like to thank Martina Bohringer of the Publishing House Verlag Karl Baedeker Gmbh for allowing me to reproduce the plans and maps from various Baedeker's Guidebooks on this website.

It is intended for the images to be use by historians and genealogists for non-commercial research purposes.

Do not use, publish or distribute any images from this web site for any commercial gains whatsoever.

 

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