Here’s how the Smithsonian’s “Before and After” maps are described in a new roundup of interesting/useful online maps from Discovery.com.
In an elegant cartographic union of old and new, Smithsonian’s interactive before-and-after maps of American cities let users peer into the past and see how it compares with the present. The magazine dug through Cartography Associates President David Rumsey’s collection of over 150,000 maps and selected six vintage renderings of the following cities: Chicago, Denver Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York and San Francisco.
Direct to the Rumsey Historical Map Collection
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