Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Historic Map Works

I guess I am just a sucker for a good map site. I have found another I really like. It is Historic Map Works. The site specializes in reproductions of old American and international maps. The online collection has over 200,000 images.

From the site:

Drawing on the world's most extensive collection of American land ownership maps, it is now easier than ever to research the history of almost any location. The website presently contains 205,608 digital maps and views from the 19th and early 20th centuries searchable by name and geographic location. In many American locations, you can search by modern address to access many temporal layers spanning decades of change and growth. Each layer, a distinct slice of time, describes that area's development visually and contextually.

Viewable alongside our ever growing collection of American maps are the antiquarian World maps in our Osher Map Library Collection which includes works from 500+ years of history's most notable cartographers. A few of the more recognizable names from the collection include: Waldseemuller, Ortelius, Mercator, Hondius, Blaeu, Visscher, Coronelli, Speed, Bellin, and Des Barres. We now offer our members the ability to print maps at home, download images from our maps and overlay the geocode boundaries of many of our cadastral maps on top of a modern world map.

2 comments:

cardinal_wolsey said...

Tks for this link - great site, though the homepage did not want to load for me (other pages fine).

Jeremiah said...

That's a nice map site, he's got a very nice collection of antiquarian maps.

I really like David Rumsey's Historical Map Collection as well.

http://www.davidrumsey.com/

He's got a nice embed function that lets you embed his map browser into your blog site sort of like Google maps embed feature. I just started blogging a few weeks ago and had no problem getting it to work.

This one is mine. It's got an embedded map from his site on it.

http://streamofconsciousness-history.blogspot.com/