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Monday, August 19, 2013

5,359 New Maps Added to David Rumsey Map Collection

I am beginning to think there are more maps in the world than even I could imagine and I have seen a awful lot of maps over the years. The David Rumsey Map Collection just added 5,359 new digitized maps to its online collection. This adds more content to the Digital Public Library of America and may add to the access from other sources such as Google Earth with its overlays of David Rumsey maps.

Here is a summary of the highlights of the new collection:
Highlights in this addition are Rizzi Zannoni's 1808 Atlante geografico del regno di Napoli; a very early geography game from France, Le Jeu du Monde of 1645; several World Atlases by Stieler; 60Maritime Charts from the the United States Exploring Expedition, 1850; over 900 topographical and geological maps from the 19th and 20th century published by the Ordnance Survey of Great Briton; 10 maritime charts from various parts of the world, 1807 - 1882; 7 County and City Atlases, 1872 - 1913; 6 manuscript maps of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in the U.S. Southwest, 1882; Russell's report and map of ancient Lake Lahontan in Nevada; the Codazzi and Paz Atlas of Colombia, 1889; a rare German Physical Atlas of the Atlantic Ocean, 1922; the 1906 and 1915 editions of the Atlas of Canada; Baist's 1921 real estate Atlas of Los Angeles; Paullin and Wright's 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States; transportation traffic maps of California from 1934; a rare Thomas Brothers Atlas of California, 1938; Key transit system aerial photos of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California, 1948; and the 1988 U.S.G.S Atlas of Oblique Maps. All titles may be found by clicking on the View links or images below. Or click here to view all 5,359 new maps and images.
For a slick interface to this whole collection, see OldMapsOnline.org.

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