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töff
11-19-2007, 04:21 PM
www.davidrumsey.com

pyrandon
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.

töff
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.

Midgardsormr
03-20-2008, 08:52 PM
I just ran across this:
http://npirl.blogspot.com/2008/02/david-rumseys-maps-nathan-babcocks.html

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.

töff
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 ...

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