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"If geography is prose, maps are iconography" -- Lennart Meri

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We all need maps. Period maps in particular. (Snagged from another source and transported here)

 

I got you these:

 

David Rumsey Map Collection

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 18,460 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, childrens, and manuscript maps.

 

Perry-Casteneda Library Map Collection

Contains hundreds of links to other historical map websites. The collection is categorized by Continent.

 

Holy Land Maps - University of Florida

Lots of old maps of Judea/Palestine/Israel arranged in chronological order.

 

Antique Map Magazine - Mapforum.com

An online Magazine with numerous articles about and examples of old maps.

 

Maps of the Past

Online store with old maps categorised by function, e.g. railroad, civil war, panoramic etc. Mostly maps of the USA but with an international section.

 

Historic Cities

Old maps of cities of the world. Searchable alphabetically.

 

Reinhold Berg Antique Map shop

Organized by region, maps may be viewed in detail.

 

Solo mapas - Just maps

A collection of about one hundred and fifty maps in varying resolutions. Organised by region.

 

Great Buildings Collection

Overhead satellite images of famous buildings around the world. Searchable by Building name, architect and place.

 

Big Map Blog

A collection of lots of old and unusual maps with an in-browser zoom facility so you can see the detail. My personal favorite.

 

Google Mars

From the people that brought you Google Earth.

 

Google Moon

Are your heroes battling on the moon? Know your terrain.

 

Google Earth in 4D

Download Google Earth and view maps up as far back as the 17th century

 

Timemaps

World History on a map.

 

Historical Maps of New York

The Big Apple through history. A must for Pulp Campaigns.

 

Map of Early Modern London

Deeply detailed map of London from 1560-1640. Zoomable.

 

Map of John Snow's London in 1859

SteamPunk? Victorian Hero? Another incredibly detailed map. Zoomable.

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Re: "If geography is prose, maps are iconography" -- Lennart Meri

 

Thanks for sharing these! I'm sure I'll make good use of them. Repped' date=' after I've recharged.[/quote']

 

Thanks. I'm going to need a lot of 1920s-1940s maps in the near future. I'm sharing the wealth.

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Re: "If geography is prose, maps are iconography" -- Lennart Meri

 

Besides using the images themselves' date=' they can give you ideas for the next adventure.[/quote']

 

They've certainly done that already. I saw the NY Subway maps and the gears in my head started spinning.

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Re: "If geography is prose, maps are iconography" -- Lennart Meri

 

Some nice finds in there, MV.

 

You may discover, as I have from time to time, that it's sometimes difficult to find Pulp-era maps online because people who buy/collect antique maps tend to prefer much older maps. That's partly why I began my Pulp-era map collection.

 

However, there are some out there if you look around enough.

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Re: "If geography is prose, maps are iconography" -- Lennart Meri

 

Some nice finds in there, MV.

 

You may discover, as I have from time to time, that it's sometimes difficult to find Pulp-era maps online because people who buy/collect antique maps tend to prefer much older maps. That's partly why I began my Pulp-era map collection.

 

However, there are some out there if you look around enough.

 

Thanks Steve, like most gamers I am nuts for maps, so I'll be updating this list as I find things. Particularly pulp era maps.

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