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11-19-2007, 04:21 PM

11-19-2007, 04:28 PM
This is a great site. Here's the blurb from the site:

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 15,800 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, childrens, and manuscript maps. Some examples are United States map, maps New York, California map, Arizona map, America map, New York City map, Chicago map, and Colorado map. The collection can be used to study history, genealogy and family history.

11-19-2007, 05:17 PM
They have a super-hi-res image navigator similar to (a bit better than) the one at American Memory.

03-20-2008, 08:52 PM
I just ran across this:

Apparently Rumsey has an estate in Second Life which was created using a heightfield generated from a 1883 survey of Yosemite Valley. He's got replicas of some of his map collection there, too.

02-14-2011, 10:02 PM
I just learned that you can export (i.e., download!) very-hi-res JPGs from their collection.
Hoo boy, I'm filling up my hard drive ...

02-15-2011, 05:48 AM
Nice one töff - ill take a lookie...