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    I took these with a camera and the results are pretty noisy and blurry. I must borrow them and have them properly scanned.

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    Those are nice maps Ravs... thx for posting the pics.
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    Really interesting... What are the dates on those?

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    Yes ... dates ...

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    LOL I should have checked when I took the pictures. I'll email my wife's grandfather (they're hanging on his wall) and ask him what the dates are!

    I loved them on sight and he even offered to lend them to me so I could take them home and out of the frames to scan them, but I declined. I'm gonna see if I can refine my taking photos of maps technique (I've got a Nikon D90 which should be up to the task), and if I still can't get a decent resolution I'll take him up on his offer.

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    Those are nice, if possible do scan them at a nice quality.

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    I've downloaded a piece of software called 'Focus Magic' ... it's like an unsharp mask on steroids, I've used it to sharpen the images which are now below:

    I took these with a camera and the results are pretty noisy and blurry. I must borrow them and have them properly scanned.

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    Did you use a tripod when you took the pictures?
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    Ah, I've found high resolution versions of them on the web...in the Historical Cities maps listed in the sticky.

    Moscow

    St Petersburg

    Data on the maps:

    Moscow:
    Drawn by: W.B.Clarke Engraved by: B.R. Davies Published by: Baldwin & Cradock Date: June 1836

    St Petes:
    Drawing: W.B.Clarke Engraved : B.R. Davies Published: Baldwin & Cradock Date: 1834

    Now that we know who drew them, check out Clarke's map of Venice which is a stunner.

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