Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The New York Public Library Releases 20,000 Beautiful High-Resolution Maps

Partie orientale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France : ou sont les provinces, ou pays de Sagvenay, Canada, Acadie etc., les peuples, ou nations des Etechemins, Iroquois, Attiquameches etc., auec la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Nouvelle Ecosse, la Nouvelle Yorck, et la Virginie, les isles de Terre Neuve, de Cap Breton etc., le Grand Banc etc. dressee sur les memoires les plus nouveaux;1688. Image Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

March 28, 2014.
Matt Knutson, of the New York Public Library Blog, has announced the release of more than 20,000 high-resolution downloadable maps scanned from the New York Public Library's collection. 
Over 1,000 of these maps feature the Mid-Atlantic United States 
and cities from the 16th to 19th centuries. 

"We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.* To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded (!), through the Map Warper. "

To read the full article, click here.
"The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division is one of the world’s premier map collections in terms of size, scope, unique holdings, diversity and intensity of use. Established in 1898, our holdings include more than 433,000 sheet maps and 20,000 books and atlases published between the 15th and 21st centuries. The collections range from the global to the local scale and support the learning and research needs of a wide variety of users."

Arranged by topic, name, collection, place, genre, 
publisher, location, type, and date range.

The maps listed below are a small fraction of the collection; 
but each detail the Midwest.
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