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American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection

American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection
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Inside The Most Amazing Map Library That You've Never Heard Of | Atlas Obscura The American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. (Photo: Luke Spencer.) Within the campus of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a geographer’s treasure trove: over a million artifacts from the American Geographical Society, one of the most incredible collections of maps, atlases and globes to be found in America. But, ironically, the library is practically unexplored territory. When I asked for directions on campus many students themselves didn’t know it was there. It's an inconspicuous home for a storied collection: this is the final resting place of the library of the illustrious American Geographical Society. Faculty members of the geography department at UWM heard what was happening and applied. It took 16 trucks to move the vast collection, where it lives and is actively curated today in the Golda Meir Library. The 'rare room' of the Library containing some of its most valuable items. The oldest map in the collection dates from 1452. Dr.

1900 Map Collection World Digital Library USGS Historical Topographic Maps Accessing historical topographic maps has never been easier TopoView highlights one of the USGS's most important and useful products, the topographic map. In 1879, the USGS began to map the Nation's topography. This mapping was done at different levels of detail, in order to support various land use and other purposes. As the years passed, the USGS produced new map versions of each area. This interface was created by the National Geologic Map Database project (NGMDB), in support of topographic mapping program managed by the National Geospatial Program (NGP). Packed with new features and downloadable file formats The maps shown through topoView are from the USGS’s Historical Topographic Map Collection (HTMC). GeoTIFF – The GeoTIFF files are a compressed, 300 dpi TIFF image format, with embedded georeferencing information so that the map can be used directly in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Send us your feedback

Miklian Antiquarian Maps Recollection Wisconsin Wagner & Debes Cartographers English: The Leipzig Geographical Institute of Wagner & Debes was important German cartographic printer and publisher of cartographic work in the 19th- and early 20th century. Established in 1835 as a lithographic press by Eduard Wagner, who worked with cartography publisher Karl Baedeker. In 1872 Heinrich Wagner, son of Eduard Wagner, took over, moved the presses to Leipzig, and established his own publishing firm in collaboration with Ernst Debes. Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.

History Map Archive Browse the Map Archive The art and history of cartography, aka mapmaking, goes back to ancient times. Or at least what they thought it could look like. Our English word map derives from the Latin word mappa, meaning napkin or cloth on which maps were drawn. The Map Archive This map collection is indexed chronologically and by continent. Some Map History and Trivia This little gem is a world map compiled around 700 to 500 BC by the ancient Babylonians: Babylonian World Map British Museum London See more details about this ancient map provided by the British Museum. And here is Herodotus' Map of the World. MAP OF THE WORLD — HERODOTUS Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Comparing drawings from several lunar eclipses, Aristotle observed that Earth cast always a circular shadow on the moon, no matter the moon's trajectory. By 150 BC, the philosopher Crates had fashioned a globe, and others followed. Martin Behaim's 1492 Globe is the Oldest One in Existence More from the More History

UWM Libraries Digital Collections Rotator powered by <a href=" a free and easy <a href=" slider</a> builder from Please enable JavaScript to view. Search across all collections Select a collection to browse Award-Winning The March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project This digital collection, which has won three state and national awards, presents primary sources from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society that provide a window onto Milwaukee’s civil rights history. Recent Additions The Tse-Tsung Chow Collection of Chinese Scrolls and Fan Paintings This digital collection contains 50 images of Chinese scrolls and fan paintings from the collection of the UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Tse-Tsung Chow. Peck School of the Arts Slide Collection Curriculum Library