History & Geography
See a Przedbórz Town
Map with Stamp Views.
The small map is a detail from Euriskodata map #0411026,
a 1785 map of (first) partitioned Poland by Robert Sayer, Fleet St,
London. The yellow lines are the various voivoidships,
or "palatinates" as he calls them. View the map label,
or see a slightly later full-screen map of Poland,
etc. (Euriskodata map #4536019: J.V. Seaman,
Pearl St., New York.)
- The thin double line probably marks the post road from Warsaw to
Krakow, then on to Vienna, Rome, Venice.
Contrary to the suggestion
by Lana , the map does not show the road as continuing to
Wilno (AKA Vilna, Vilnius) but maybe the map is in error.
Przedbórz's geographical coordinates are approx. 51░ 05' 16" N,
19░ 52' 26" E
According to Wikipedia (July 2010), the other three Przedbˇrz's are at the following geographical coordinates:
I think none of these three villages had post offices in the period before about 1920, and they still might not have post offices. I couldn't easily find their populations.
- Przedbˇrz, "a village in ... Gmina Strzelno, within Mogilno County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland", 52░34'42"N, 18░8'19"E
- Przedbˇrz, "a village in ... Gmina Kolbuszowa, within Kolbuszowa County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland", 50░ 10' 51" N, 21░ 45' 37" E
- Przedbˇrz, "a village in ... Gmina Starozreby, within Plock County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland", 52░39'N, 20░3'E
- Driving Directions (per Google Maps, 4 May 2012):
- From Warsawa, take E67 Southwest to Piotrków Trybulanski, then route 742 SSE to Przedbórz, about 180 km (110 mi.) total.
- From Krakow, take E77 North to Jedrzejow, then route 742 NE to Przedbórz, about 150 km (90 mi.) total.
- If you need a concise reference to some of the major trends in European and World history, try The Penguin Atlas of World History.
Note: This section has become somewhat like a blog which
accretes comments, ideas, themes, etc. as I come across them,
to the point at which any original order has been rather lost. I apologize to all who may find this pattern annoying.
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Last modified 3 Apr 2016