Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/8/2004

Historical Maps Online

Over the past twenty years David Rumsey, with the help of dealers, bookstores, auction houses, and other collectors, David RumseyHave collected more than 150,000 maps of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century North and South America. Scores of scholars, researchers, and others interested in history and the humanities have viewed the physical collection housed in San Francisco, California.

The collection also features world maps, and includes atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and a variety of pocket, wall, children’s, and manuscript maps. Driven by an intense desire to make the collection available to the public in an intimate setting, in March 2000, I launched www.davidrumsey.com, a Website that allows free viewing of my maps via high-resolution images on the Internet.

For for further information please go to http://www.common-place.org/vol-03/no-04/tales/

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