RE: [S-R] Hungary map
I'm not sure which map of Hungary you are referring to but the easiest way
to orient the map to modern Slovakia is to compare the two maps
You can pick out geographical features such as rivers, mountain ridge lines,
major cities and other terrain features and look for the same related
features on the Slovak map. After you do it a few times and become familiar
with the topography of the region it becomes easier and easier.
In some of my early research I found a text reference to a village in a
German text from 1780 at the Vienna archives. When I returned to the United
States I when to the University of North Carolina geography department and
asked for a map in the German language of Moravia prior to 1780. They gave
me a map published in 1660. I then was able to orient the 1660 map with a
1995 map of the Czech Republic and within 2-3 minutes was able to pinpoint
the village on the modern map. Even though the German map used German place
names for locations and the Czech map used modern-day Czech names for the
It just takes a little common sense and a little research where you actually
go to a source and find what it is that you need.
"Searching the World for PLICHTAs."
From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Matt Procter
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:19 AM
Subject: [S-R] Hungary map
I've seen the Hungary map posted online several times. But can someone give
us some frame of reference for what, if any, part of modern Slovakia that
this map represents?