1956 U.S. Made Maps of Japan
I wasn't sure where best to put these so I thought I'd stick em in here.
I have been assisting a researcher at work with some map scanning, and I thought that you guys may like to see them.
These are U.S. drawn road network maps with relief detail, and the three maps show the entirity of Japan. These were scanned at 300dpi and have been resized to about a 3rd of the original size so I can load em on here.
If we come across more maps of interest I'll post some up here.
*edit - just realised that only the southern Japan is a 1956 map, the other two are 1945*
Last edited by ukgpublishing; 08-06-2009 at 01:46 PM.
God I love maps.
But kinda LOL @ the mountain textures. They really make it looks as if all of Japan consists of homogenous rough terrain with almost no variation anywhere.
Whoa. Deja vu. ... Did we have some Greek island maps like this?
Hehe better not let you loose in the Schools map library then, we'd never see you again.
Originally Posted by töff
The lack of texture on the maps is quite odd, but the function of these maps was roads and communications, so terrain features were secondary. What these maps do show nicely is how mountains look from an aerial shot without confusing the issue with texture and colours.
Thank you for sharing. I love hearing about historical documents/maps/books/etc being scanned at hi-res and available (in theory) to the world.
God these are beautiful. Thank you so much for posting them.
Ooh, thanks for posting these! Very interesting to look at! ^^
I have some of the same area maps scanned from earlier in the century (I think they were around 1920's) so I'll try and post these as well.