Administrative District Boundaries, Germany, 1890s

GIS vector dataset representing administrative district boundaries for the German Empire as they existed in the 1890s. Source map was specifically drawn in 1894 and 1895. The specific nomenclature of the administrative units are state-dependent: kreise in Prussia, Baden, and other states; Amtshauptmannschaften in Saxony, Oberamter in Württemberg, etc. In addition to identifying the administrative boundary, the map provides additional information on the state, province, and other geopolitical structures to which the administrative unit belonged. Boundary data digitized from the source maps: Vogel, C. Karte Des Deutschen Reichs Im Massstab 1:500000. Gotha: J. Perthes, [c. 1907].

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Kashin, K., & Ziblatt, D. (2012). Administrative district boundaries, Germany, 1890s. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Geospatial Library. Retrieved from