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2020 | 74 | 4 (331) | 238-242

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Mapy zabytków architektury z Powszechnej Wystawy Krajowej z 1929 r.: zapomniane materiały kartograficzne

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Maps of Monuments of Architecture from the Polish General Exhibition 1929: Forgotten Cartographic Material

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Cartographic collections comprise an integral, albeit still not completely studied part of the Collections of Photographs and Survey Drawings in the Institute of Art at the Polish Academy of Sciences. The core of the collections is composed of material created or obtained by the Central Office for Art Inventory (Centralne Biuro Inwentaryzacji Zabytków Sztuki – further as: C.B.I.), established in 1929 at the Ministry of Religious Denominations and Public Education; subsequently, the archive was supplemented by means of successive purchases or material indispensable for publications issued by the Institute of Art at the Polish Academy of Science. Cartographic material, which according to the annotation contained in the inventory were “Executed in CBI, 1929”, appear to be a particularly essential part of the collection. This cohesive fond consists of maps featuring marked monuments of architecture in particular voivodeships (Kielce, Cracow, Lublin, Nowogródek, Polesie, Silesia, Warsaw and Wołyń), on a 1:300 000 scale, and counties of the Second Republic (Kępno, Krzemieniec, Łowicz, Nowogródek, Nowy Sącz, Nowy Targ, Oszmiany, Poznań, Puławy, Rawa and Rybnik), on a 1:150 000 scale. A considerable part of the resource was destroyed in 1985 and only two original maps of voivodeships and five original maps of counties survived. Another two maps of voivodeships are extant exclusively in the form of black-and-white photographic reproductions made directly prior to their damage. The discussed material originated indubitably under the supervision of Jerzy Remer. Its execution should be associated with organising an exposition held by a department of the State Care of Monuments, to be shown at the Polish General Exhibition (Poznań, 1929). Placing the origin of the cartographic material in 1929 and linking it with the activity of C.B.I. infallibly indicates that it subsequently became part of the C.B.I. archive and was used, even if only, for publishing the Zabytki Sztuki w Polsce – Inwentarz Topograficzny series (map of the county of Nowy Targ with marked monuments of architecture). After the Second World War almost all maps became part of the collections of the State Institute of Art and, next, the Institute of Art at the Polish Academy of Art.








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