Monday, December 25, 2006

Map Collections

Rare Map Collection - The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of more than 800 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century.

Novi orbis pars borealis. 1600

Virginiae item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum nova descriptio. Neg 5718 Mercator 1633

Carta particolare della costa di Florida e di Virginia. Neg 5157 Dudley 1646

A Selection of Maps from Early America (1, 2)

Johann Ruysch, "Universalior cogniti orbis tabula . . . in Claudius Ptolemaeus," in Geographia (Rome: Bernardinus de Vitalibus, 1507), DLC.

Map of Cuauhtinchan.


Christine said...

I love maps myself, both old and new. Sometime ago, I discovered that the library of Congress website hosts many maps - including some complete with sea monsters. Here.

Moon River said...

Thanks Christine

I love both old and new maps as well, and the more i go the more i am amazed by the old depition of the world by so many map makers and am delighted to find the modern interpatation of it