Thursday, November 16, 2006

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection is fantastic. From the about section: " The David Rumsey Collection was started nearly 20 years ago, and focuses primarily on cartography of the Americas from the 18th and 19th centuries, but also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, books, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps, including pocket, wall, children's and manuscript."

Currently 1,048 maps are viewable online. Catholicgauze, being a sucker for historical maps, is greeting this news with celebration.

The map collection has recently reach prominence with 16 maps being made available on Google Earth. If one has the latest edition of the software check under Featured Content to view the high quality piece of arts.

Be sure to enjoy the collection for yourself!

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