Zwoleń and the region on the old plans and maps

25 June 2021 Promotion Vernissage

We cordially invite you to promotion of the book "Zwoleń and the region on the old plans and maps" by Piotr Chołuj and the vernissage of the exhibition accompanying the publication.

The main purpose of issuing the publication “Zwoleń and the region on the old plans and maps” and organising accompanying exhibition in The Regional Museum in Zwoleń is willingness of presentation to the greatest amount of people cartographical image of Zwoleń region.

The effort of two-years query carried out by Piotr Chołuj in archives, museums, libraries and home and foreign offices resulted in gaining the information about almost 300 maps and plans, mostly unpublished before. That amount of gained source materials let for showing the history and cartography of region in interesting way.

Among over a hundred of cartographical materials used in publication and tens presented on the exhibition, there are general, small- and medium-scaled maps, dated from 16th to 20th century, on which Zwoleń is clearly pointed, and also detailed city plans and surrounding properties and villages plans with the oldest map projection from the 1st half of 17th century. Collection of the second ones is limited to the places located within a dozen or so kilometers from Zwoleń, related to the city by administrative, church and trade dependencies.

The catalog of maps and plans was enriched with brief descriptions of the circumstances of their creation, as well as related documents and photographs. In some cases, old plans have been superimposed on modern maps to illustrate the changes that have occurred throughout history.

We wish you an interesting reading and an inspiring visit to the exhibition!


The event is organized as part of the celebration of the Imieniny Pana Jana under the honorary patronage of Mayor of Zwoleń.