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Brian DeGraaf

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection - 0 views

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    From site: "The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 20,000 maps and images 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. Some examples are United States map, maps New York, California map, Arizona map, America map, New York City map, Chicago map, and Colorado map. The collection can be used to study history, genealogy and family history. "
Margaret Harris

Roanoke Colony Revealed? Prof Finds The Mysterious Colony's Capital - 7 views

  • A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony
  • A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony,
  • A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony,
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  • A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony,
  • A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from North Carolina's Roanoke Island in the late 16th century.
  • First Colony Foundation
  • British Museum in London
  • the "Virginea Pars" map of Virginia and North Carolina
  • they moved westward up the Albemarle Sound to the confluence of the Chowan and Roanoke rivers,
  • James Horn, vice president of research and historical interpretation at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and author of a 2010 book about the Lost Colony.
  • their clear intention, marked on the map
  • in what is modern-day Bertie County in northeastern North Carolina – hides what appears to be a fort. Another symbol, appearing to be the very faint image of a different kind of fort, is drawn on top of the patch.
  • the fort symbol could indicate where the settlers went.
  • "First Colony Foundation researchers believe that it could mark, literally and symbolically, `the way to Jamestown.'
  • When he came back, the colony was gone.
  • "CROATOAN"
  • White made the map and other drawings when he traveled to Roanoke Island in 1585 on an expedition commanded by Sir Ralph Lane. In 1587, a second colony of 116 English settlers landed on Roanoke Island, led by White.
  • what happened to the 95 or so settlers,
  • Brent Lane, a member of the board of the First Colony Foundation, asked a seemingly obvious question: What's under those two patches?
  • But the other covered the possible fort symbol, which is visible only when the map is viewed in a light box.
  • "If this was such an accurate map and it was so critical to their mission, why in the world did it have patches on it? This important document was being shown to investors and royalty to document the success of this mission. And it had patches on it like a hand-me-down."
  • The land where archaeologists would need to dig eventually is privately owned, and some of it could be under a golf course and residential community. So excavating won't begin anytime soon.
  • "The search for the colonists didn't start this decade; it didn't start this century. It started as soon as they were found to be absent from Roanoke Island ... I would say every generation in the last 400 years has taken this search on."
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    "A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony"
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    Good news for researchers: Collaboration and pooling of resources reveals a unique discovery of the first importance.
Moultrie Creek

The American Revolution and Its Era - 0 views

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    The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789 represents an important historical record of the Maps of North America and the Caribbean. Most of the items presented here are documented in Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789: A Guide to the Collections in the Library of Congress compiled by John R. Sellers and Patricia Molen van Ee in 1981. The bibliography contains approximately 2,000 Maps and charts. Over the next several years many of the Maps and charts in this bibliography will be added to the online collection each month.
Michael Hait

American Geographical Society Digital Map Collection - 2 views

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    The American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection currently contains over 500 maps, ranging from early maps of Asia to historical maps of Wisconsin and Milwaukee, and other American cities, states, and national parks. The digital collection is under continuing development.
Moultrie Creek

Map Collections Home Page - LOC - 0 views

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    "The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection."
Niharika Anand

Buy Idaho River Map - 0 views

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    Buy Idaho River Map from Worldmapstore in different sizes and best printable quality. This map contains all the rivers flowing through the state of Idaho, USA.
Moultrie Creek

Map Links Added - 87 views

A collection of map links have been added to the group thanks to George Morgan's post on useful maps for research. Also included a link to Google maps which just recently added a My maps feature...

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started by Moultrie Creek on 08 Apr 07 no follow-up yet
Niharika Anand

Buy Alabama Maps online - 0 views

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    Buy Alabama Maps online from store Mapsofworld available in AI, EPS, JPG and PDF format which are editable and can be customized.
Moultrie Creek

Panoramic Maps Collection - LOC - 0 views

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    "The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective. "
Moultrie Creek

Mapping the National Parks - LOC - 0 views

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    "The Mapping the National Parks collection documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. The collection consists of approximately 200 Mapping dating from the 17th century to the present, reflecting early Mapping of the areas that would become four National Parks, as well as the parks themselves. Production of this collection is being supported by a generous gift from The Rockefeller Foundation. "
Leslie Ann

Idaho Outline Maps and Map Links - 0 views

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    Idaho printable outline maps from NETSTATE.COM and map links from around the web.
Niharika Anand

Outagamie County Map, Wisconsin - 0 views

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    Outagamie County Map for free download. Printable map of Outagamie County, Wisconsin (USA) showing the County boundaries, County seat, major cities, roads, and rail network.
TK Sand

Maptech: Historical Topographic Maps - 0 views

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    As a special service to the mapping community, Maptech is proud to host this collection of historic USGS topographic mapping. This ongoing project is headed by historian Christopher Marshall and compiled through the efforts of many individuals. We are honored to be the stewards of this fine collection, making it available to all via the World Wide Web.
TK Sand

Chicago in the 1890s - 0 views

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    sheet maps of Chicago in the 1890s that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection
Niharika Anand

Stockholm Map | Map of Stockholm City, Sweden - 0 views

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    Stockholm map, the capital of Sweden shows major landmarks, tourist places, roads, rails, airports, hotels, restaurants, museums, educational institutes, shopping centers etc
TK Sand

The Ancestry Insider: The Marshall Historical Maps Collection - 0 views

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    Within the next few days, http://historical.maptech.com will be redirected to http://historical.mytopo.com. Current topo maps will be available shortly thereafter at http://mapserver.mytopo.com.
Valerie Craft

Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection - 0 views

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    Georgia historic maps
Moultrie Creek

MyTopo: Historical Topographic Maps - 0 views

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    "As a special service to the mapping community, MyTopo is proud to host this collection of historic USGS topographic mapping. This ongoing project is headed by historian Christopher Marshall and compiled through the efforts of many individuals. We are honored to be the stewards of this fine collection, making it available to all via the World Wide Web."
Julie Cahill Tarr

Ancestral Atlas - Family Tree Maps - Genealogy Software - 0 views

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    Our vision is to provide an enjoyable and informative website that allows you to add your ancestors' life events where they happened and to be able to share that knowledge in a secure and collaborative environment. Over time, as more and more people add their data, Ancestral Atlas will be a site for not only creating a visual data base of your family tree maps (your own Ancestral Atlas) but also a primary source for continued research into your family's history.
TK Sand

Historical Map Web Sites - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online - 2 views

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    links to historical maps
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