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New in Cartesius: the cartographic collection of the State Archives in Mons digitized

On 14 May 1940, the building of the State Archives in Mons was hit by German incendiary bombs aimed at the railway station. Two-thirds of the archives were destroyed by the flames, mostly Old Regime documents. One of the few funds that escaped the disaster is the cartographic collection. If the scanning of these maps and plans has been finalized for some time, they are now also available via Cartesius where they can be viewed online.
Discover, for example, this detail of the city of Braine-le-Comte in 1587 (Archives of the State in Mons, Maps and Plans, II, 1043), taken from a map drawn up in the framework of a trial between the chapter of Sainte-Waudru de Mons and the chapter of Salle-le-Comte in Valenciennes, concerning tithes for the Council of Hainaut. The archives of the Council are lost, but the maps extracted from the files have been preserved.
Via Cartesius, you can consult famous maps or not. Recently, the State Archives have downloaded, in addition to the collection of Maps and Plans of AE Mons, the following collections:
  • a large part of the maps and plans of the series II of the General Archives of the Kingdom
  • cards selling national goods
  • the cards of the general notary of Brabant
  • the atlas of the Ter Duinen abbey (whose originals are kept at the Grand S√©minaire de Bruges).
State of the question: For the moment, the State Archives have put via Cartesius a little over 40 000 online cards, including about 23 000 maps of the cadastre.
Source: http://www.arch.be/index.php?l=fr&m=actualites&r=toutes-les-actualites&a=2019-11-05-du-nouveau-dans-cartesius-la-collection-cartographique-des-archives-de-l-etat-a-mons&utm_source=phplist127&utm_medium=email&utm_content=HTML&utm_campaign=Bulletin+d%27informations+des+Archives+de+l%27%C3%89tat+-+Novembre+2019

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