January 15, 2021

Digitized Maps: 1,596 New Maps and Images Added to David Rumsey Map Collection

From a D.R. Map Collection Blog Post: 1,596 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 30,599 maps and images. Included in this addition is Bowles’ 1733 Geography Epitomiz’d, an early example of information visualization; Abraham Bradley’s 1805 Post Road Map of the United States; […]

New From David Rumsey Map Collection: San Francisco Aerial Photographs 1938

Super cool images and a great example of library collaboration. From a Rumsey Map Collection Blog Post (With Highlights): We have put online a set of 164 large format, sharp, black and white vertical aerial photographs of San Francisco taken in 1938 from an airplane by Harrison Ryker, a pioneer in aerial photography. The photographs […]

Now Available Online From David Rumsey Map Collection: "First Atlas of Russia, Published in 1745"

From the David Rumsey Map Collection Blog: The first Atlas of Russia from 1745 has been added to the online collection. It was published by the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia, expanding on the cartographic work done previously by Russian cartographer Ivan K. Kirilov. Joseph Nicolas de L’Isle, the great French astronomer, was […]

Digitized Maps: David Rumsey Map Collection Adds Nearly 1700 Historic Maps and Images

From a Rumsey Map Collection Blog Post: 1,676 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 27,800 maps and images. Included in this addition are 666 images of Pocket Maps, a rare edition of Sanborn’s 1905 Atlas of San Francisco from the S.F. Public Library […]