VILKAVISKIS
          A small town in Southern Lithuania
Where the Jewish Community is no more





Through the kindnest and generousity of Mr. Andrew Kapochunas (Kapočiūnas) below are a series of historical maps showing Vilkaviskis.
You can see Andrews site at
http://lithuanianmaps.com/
The Historical Maps of Vilkaviskis


 
1. 1819 "Wilkowiski" from a German atlas: Adolf Steiler (editor) - F. Hase (engraver): "OSTSEE-LAENDER von der Oder bis zur Newa," 36 x 30 cm, at 1:3 700 000, from his "Hand- Atlas," published by Justus Perthes Gotha.
1704 Vilkaviskis "quadrant detail
2. 1820 "Wilkowiszki" from a bilingual (Russian and Polish) Russian atlas:  Vasilii Petrovich Pyadyshev: "Atlas geographique de l'Empire de Russe, du Royaume de Pologne..." published in St. Petersburg.
3. 1827 "Wilkowiszki" from a French-language atlas published in Brussels: Philippe Vandermaelen: "PARTIE DE LA RUSSIE," from his "Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique...," 378 maps in 6 volumes, the first world atlas with all the maps produced on the same scale (1:1 641 836), and the first produced by lithography.
4. 1871 "Wilkowiszki" from a German school atlas: "PROVINZ PREUSSEN UND POLEN," from Th. von Liechtenstern and Henry Lange's "Schul Atlas, No. 10
5. 1875 "Wilkowiszki" from a Prussian atlas: Reymann's topographischer Special-Karte, 1:200 000. The maps was used to demarcate a planned rail line, in blue, which is actually shown on the next image, from a year later.
6. 1876 "Wilkowiszki" KUK - Austro-Hungarian - maps were produced (with some exceptions) by state-run K.u.K. MGI. (Kaiserlich und Koniglich Militaergeografisches Institut, Military-Geographic Institute).“Specialkarte“ folding maps backed with linen, 1:75 000 scale, were revised and printed in several editions, and, after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, were re-used by many countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
9. 1915  "Wylkowyszki“ from M35, "Karte des westlichen Russlands" at 1:100 000, published 1897 - 1921
10. 1920-39 "Vilkaviškis" Lithuanian topographical map
200 metų ąžuolas. 200-
year-old oak in
Mažeikiai, Lithuania,
by Aras Mileska