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Map of the Union Pacific Railway

Map of the Union Pacific Railway

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This 19th century map illustrating the many places one could travel on the Union Pacific Railway is the product of a multitude of choices made by the mapmaker. As a product for, and advertisement of, the Union Pacific Railroad, it obviously only depicts that one railway to the neglect of all of the others that were beginning to be built in the late 19th century. Additionally, one can see the "... Read More »

Detail: 1500s map of Asia Minor

Map Section Image Database

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The Walker Collection comprises 135 maps, printed between 1511 and 1774, that cover Asia Minor and surrounding areas including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and the Balkans.
Map of the coast of Liberia, with a relief shown by hachures. It shows boundary of tribes, mission stations, colonist towns, and native towns.

Maps of Liberia, 1830 to 1870

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This collection offers a unique opportunity to study black history and culture, both in the diaspora as well as in Africa itself.
Example from MapWarper showing a New York map overlaid on a GoogleMap of Manhattan

MapWarper

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This can be a powerful tool to understand the spatial orientation of past places or events and to present spatial history projects directly onto contemporary maps.

Marshall Islands Stick Charts

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The Marshall Island stick charts represent a unique and non-Western tradition of mapmaking. Whereas Western maps generally attempt to capture and visualize distance and space, the charts of the Marshallese dwelt not just on general direction, with shells representing nearby islands, but, more importantly, ocean currents and swell movements. This information was crucial in a region where water... Read More »

Mediateca INAH

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Mediateca INAH facilitates virtual engagements with over half a million interrelated digital reproductions of maps, paintings, sculptures, photographs, audio recordings, documentaries, books, as well as other textual primary sources.
Mercator projection

Mercator Projection

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The map is a Mercator projection and is among the most common in use today. It places North America at the center.

This source is a part of the Analyzing Maps methods module.

Mercator Projection with Eurasia Centered

Mercator Projection, Eurasia Centered

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The map is a Mercator projection that has been altered. Instead of placing North America in the center, the Eurasian land mass is in the middle. This map of the world suggests some of the ways the choices made by mapmakers have a significant impact on our understanding of the world.

This source is a part of the Analyzing Maps... Read More »

Napoleon in Italy 1796-97

Napoleon in Italy 1796-97

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Map depicting Napoleon's campaigns in Italy, 1796-97.

This source is a part of the The Napoleonic Experience teaching module.

Map of Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign

Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign

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Map depicting Napoleon's Egyptian campaigns.

This source is a part of the The Napoleonic Experience teaching module.

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