The digital gallery

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33Frontispieces: An Exhibit of Atlas Title Pages

An exhibit of title pages from the collection of Rich Breiman.

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3417th Century Vignette Maps

These 17th century maps, while beautiful and informative, are enhanced by vignettes that depict inhabitants in their native costumes from areas included on the maps as well as city maps or biblical scenes. From the collection of Rich Breiman.

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35Colossi Maps

These colossi are cartographic curiosities as they were included along with two other images of colossal figures in Matthaus Seutter’s Atlas Novus published in 1728 and 1730. Four additional maps from this atlas are included in the exhibit because of their elaborate and artistic cartouches.

Matthaus Seutter the elder (1678-1757) was an engraver, globe maker and map publisher based in Augsburg, Germany. He apprenticed with Johann Baptist Homann in Nuremberg and was awarded the title of Imperial Geographer by Karl VI in 1731. By 1732, Seutter was one of the most prolific publishers of his time and was honored by the German Emperor Charles VI with the title of “Imperial Geographer”. He continued to publish until his death in 1757.

From the collection of Rich Breiman.

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36Captain Cook Engravings and Maps

Various maps and engravings that were among the illustrations included in the publications of Captain Cook's journals that served as a first hand account of the experiences of Cook and the crew on each of his three 18th century voyages. These voyages resulted in monumental discoveries of previous unknown lands, people, animals and plants. They were responsible for changing conceptions off the world, particularly the Pacific Ocean from Australia to North America. The official British Admiralty authorized journal publications in total include 8 volumes of text, maps and engravings (3 volumes for the 1st and 3rd voyages and 2 volumes for the 2nd voyage and an atlas of engravings that accompanied the journal of the 3rd voyage).

From the collection of Rich Breiman.

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37The Cartographic History of San Francisco

This exhibit was first presented by Jim Schein and Tom Paper on April 18, 2019, at the offices of Webster Pacific in downtown San Francisco. The date, April 18, was the anniversary of the great earthquake and fire of 1906. The exhibit was a pop-up, which meant that it was put up and taken down within a span of six hours. Every image was printed and mounted onto a posterboard and then rested on a portable easel. The exhibit remains available as a popup for venues that have 150 lineal feet of wall-space.

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39Paris Transformed

Appointed by Emperor Napoleon III in 1853, Seine Prefect and city planner Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809-1891) reconfigured the map of France’s capital into the ‘city of light’ we celebrate today. The Digital Gallery is pleased to offer the exhibit Paris Transformed as part of the California Map Society's annual conference which took place on 25 April 2020. Here you can explore maps and images related to Paris during its transformation under the regimes of the Second Empire (1852-1870) and Third Republic (1870-1940). Curated by C. Spikes.

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40George Washington and the American Revolution, 1775-1776

During the first two, precarious years of the American Revolution, the outcome was often in doubt. The Digital Gallery is pleased to present the exhibit, “George Washington and the American Revolution, 1775-1776,” to chronicle these critical times through historic maps, iconic paintings, and explanatory text. Here you can explore the maps and images related to both the defeats and eventual victories of these campaigns.

See Ron Gibbs' historical novel about George Washington and the American Revolution, The Long Shot.

October 2021: “Terrain and Tactics, British War Plan of 1776,” new article by Ronald Gibbs, Courtney Spikes and Thomas Paper. British General William Howe’s “War Plan illustrates the dichotomy of…[his]…tactical brilliance and his characteristic delays that thwarted his ultimate success. In contrast, General Washington was able to maintain the integrity of his army and keep the cause of American independence alive despite his initial defeats” (excerpt from the article). The article was published on-line in Journal of the American Revolution on October 12, 2021. To read the article, click here.

See video of Ron's February 2021 presentation to the Washington Map Society here.

See pdf of Ron's October 2020 presentation to San Francisco Map Fair here.

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42Ortelius in the Holy Land

This exhibit is of Ortelius, his atlases and his concentration on the Holy Land and its surroundings. From the collection of Leonard and Juliet Rothman, which can be found at Stanford University SearchWorks. Exhibit launched January 2, 2021.

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43John Fleming Maps for CMS 13 June 2020


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46Images for BAM Group Meeting July 25 2020 (CMS)

All of the images to be presented at the Bay Area Map (BAM) Group meeting, hosted virtually, July 25, 2020.

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49Waldseemuller's Carta Marina of 1516

17 images about The Carta Marina of 1516, by Martin Waldseemuller, most famous for a map called "America's Birth Certificate." Based on a talk by Chet Van Duzer from May 2020.

Library of Congress images here.
Watch Chet Van Duzer’s entire talk from May 2020 on YouTube here.
Read the announcement about Chet Van Duzer’s talk here.
Read Tom Paper’s summary of the talk here.
Read about Martin Waldseemuller here.

>>>Link here for a November 20, 2020 talk given by Van Duzer about an unstudied map of the world from 1535. Sponsored by NYU.

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50San Francisco Giants Maritime Bay Cruise

Welcome to our special exhibit for San Francisco Giants Enterprises Maritime, following the route of the California Spirit cruise around the San Francisco Bay, starting and ending at Pier 40, the marina closest to the ballpark.

If you'd like to book a cruise or for information on other experiences, please contact: or call 415-947-3200 or visit

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51Images for GLAM Meeting August 22 2020 (CMS)

All of the images presented at the Greater Los Angeles Area Map (GLAM) group meeting, hosted virtually, August 22, 2020.

Chat from the meeting:

10:40:08 From Ronald Gibbs : Nick-Book doing ok , thx. I have an ad coming up in Calafia! Ron
10:41:38 From Nick Kanas : Cool!
10:41:59 From Ronald Gibbs : Welcome, Mercedes! Great that GLAM has international reach now!
10:43:03 From Tom Paper : welcome Mercedes!
10:43:13 From nagin cox :
10:44:23 From Mercedes : Thank you, it's an honor to meet you all :)
10:57:53 From Ronald Gibbs : Bill-On Google, I found that LA population doubled from 1920 to 1930 when pop. was 1,300,000. What led to great growth? Great map,Thx, Ron Gibbs
10:58:59 From Nick Kanas : I notice the index had the names of some great old time movie stars. Are their homes depicted and labeled on the map itself?
11:06:05 From nagin cox : thanks bill
11:06:22 From Tom Paper : great job, Bill!
11:06:33 From kenhabeeb : Dust Bowl
11:06:44 From Louise Ratliff : Oil
11:07:15 From Louise Ratliff : Land developers advertised like crazy! Lots of maps of those old subdivisions.
11:08:43 From kenhabeeb : Bill, where did the Oakies of the 30s settle?
11:10:49 From Nick Kanas : Wonderful map and presentation. Thanks, Bill.
11:10:54 From kenhabeeb : he went to UCLA
11:12:02 From nagin cox : yes we can see the image
11:17:38 From Larry Boerio : Bill, super job. Westerners always do well! Thanks!
11:19:20 From nagin cox : thanks nick. cool comparison
11:34:34 From nagin cox : thanks steve
11:35:54 From Fred DeJarlais : Shorto also has an excellent book on Amsterdam.
11:36:43 From kenhabeeb : Don't be shy, Wally!
11:48:01 From Collin Smith : Link to google sheet:
11:48:20 From nagin cox : thanks collin
11:48:33 From Louise Ratliff : Los Angeles was by the LA River.
11:53:57 From Louise Ratliff : Thank you all! Super fun!
11:56:52 From nagin cox :
12:00:46 From Mercedes : Very interesting map Nagin! Count me in, to talk about informal maps!
12:02:43 From Tom Paper : thank you, Nagin! very interesting
12:02:49 From H399169 : See New Yorker 5/10/20, "36,000 Feet Under the Sea." Cool article on this topic.
12:06:10 From maryfgriffin : Great Meeting. Thank you all. Must go. See you soon. Best to all!
12:07:03 From Larry Boerio : See you all later. Great meeting. Thanks for organizing this.
12:07:14 From Tom Paper : thank you everyone
12:07:48 From Therese : Great presentations today. Thank you!
12:10:05 From nagin cox : thank you so much
12:10:18 From Larry Boerio : Good to see other LA Westerners Bill, Barbara, Therese!]
12:10:33 From Louise Ratliff : Western Association of Map Libraries online conference.
12:10:45 From Louise Ratliff : October 14-16 2020
12:11:42 From Mercedes : Thank you Louise
12:14:05 From Tom Paper :
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52Tutorial for The Digital Gallery

This exhibit describes how to use The Digital Gallery. If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to email Tom Paper or Courtney Spikes.

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53Jo Mora in Yosemite

An exhibit about Jo Mora's travels in Yosemite and the corresponding map and its variations. This exhibit was created in September 2020 by Peter Hiller, Jo Mora Trust Collection Curator, and Tom Paper and Courtney Spikes. More information about Jo Mora is available at

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54Herman Moll's 1732 Atlas

Images from an atlas by one of Britain's most famous cartographers of the 18th century from the David Rumsey Map Collection.

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55Coronelli's Atlas of 1693

"Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (August 16, 1650 – December 9, 1718) was an Italian Franciscan friar, cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, and encyclopedist known in particular for his atlases and globes. He spent most of his life in Venice. Vincenzo Coronelli was born, probably in Venice, on August 16, 1650, the fifth child of a Venetian tailor named Maffio Coronelli. At ten, young Vincenzo was sent to the city of Ravenna and was apprenticed to a xylographer. In 1663 he was accepted into the Conventual Franciscans, becoming a novice in 1665. At age sixteen he published the first of his one hundred forty separate works. In 1671 he entered the Convent of Saint Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, and in 1672 Coronelli was sent by the order to the College of Saint Bonaventura and Saints Apostoli in Rome where he earned his doctor’s degree in theology in 1674. He excelled in the study of both astronomy and Euclid. A little before 1678, Coronelli began working as a geographer and was commissioned to make a set of terrestrial and celestial globes for Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma. Each finely crafted globe was five feet in diameter (c. 175 cm) and so impressed the Duke that he made Coronelli his theologian. Coronelli's renown as a theologian grew and in 1699 he was appointed Father General of the Franciscan order."

David Rumsey


Coronelli Globes at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Francois Mitterand Library

Article on Coronelli from

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57Varese Sellman Exhibit

various maps of interest

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58CMS Fall Conference - Session 1 - October 10 2020

Images and recordings of the presentations at the California Map Society Virtual Conference, session 1, held on October 10, 2020.

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59CMS Fall Conference - Session 2 - October 24 2020

Images and recordings of the presentations at the California Map Society Virtual Conference, session 2, held on October 24, 2020.

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60SDUK Cities

An exhibit of maps made by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge of cities.



Calafia v. 2020 no. 2 (September 2020)

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61HUMN 4030 - Art of Travel - University of Colorado

Historical images for HUMN 4030 Art of Travel, Giulia Bernardini.

Examines the art of travel: not where to go and what to do, but rather philosophical concepts about why people travel. Areas of discussion will include exploration, discovery, escape, pilgrimage, the grand tour, expatriotism, exile, nomadism, armchair travel, and the sense of home. Materials will include books by travel writers, novels, films, essays, short stories, art, music, and historical documents.

University of Colorado

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62Montreal Grand Portage (MGP) Canoe Expedition 1988

curated text

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63Klencke Atlas - Joan Blaeu - 1660

Text from David Rumsey: "The Klencke Atlas resides at the British Library and we are grateful to them for providing scanned images of the atlas and complete catalog metadata as part of a joint project to scan and catalog the maps and atlases from the low countries of Europe that are part of the King George III Topographical Collections.

The Klencke Atlas is one of the world's biggest: it measures 176 x 231 cm when open.

It takes its name from Joannes Klencke, who presented it to Charles II on his restoration to the British thrones in 1660. Its size and its 40 or so large wall maps from the Golden Age of Dutch mapmaking were supposed to suggest that it contained all the knowledge in the world.

At another level, it was a bribe intended to spur the King into granting Klencke and his associates trading privileges and titles.

Charles, who was a map enthusiast, appreciated the gift. He placed the atlas with his most precious possessions in his cabinet of curiosities, and Klencke was knighted.

Later generations have benefited too. The binding has protected the wall maps which have survived for us to enjoy - unlike the vast majority of other wall maps which, exposed to light, heat and dirt when hung on walls, have crumbled away.

Titled 'Orbis Terræ Compendium, Carolo Secundo dedicatum a I. Kliencke. i.e. a Collection of Maps by Blaeu, Hondius, Visscher, &c. One Volume 5 feet 10 inches by 3 feet 2 inches."

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64Look At The World - by Richard Edes Harrison - 1944

Text from David Rumsey: "Richard Harrison produced in this remarkable atlas a unique view of the world for the "Air-age globalism" - a discursive phenomenon throughout the development of World War II that accounted for the rapid “shrinking” of the world through air technologies and the internationalization of American interests. Cartography became air-age globalism’s primary popular expression, and journalistic cartographers such as Richard Edes Harrison at Fortune magazine introduced new mapping projections and perspectives in response to the global changes."

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65Panoramic California

An exhibit of panoramic maps of cities of California. These maps, which were a phenomena of the late 19th century, are from the Library of Congress.

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66Panoramic Minnesota

During the 19th and 20th centuries, cities’ local chambers of commerce and other civic organizations prepared and sponsored their own maps as ways to advertise the existing commercial activity. Pictorial maps are also known as "illustrated maps, panoramic maps, perspective maps, bird's-eye view maps, and geopictorial maps." This style of map commonly uses a 3-D perspective and heightened angle, typically not drawn to scale. Wikipedia

"Somewhat like the websites of their time, every town sought to have one [panoramic map] to remain competitive in attracting industry and the immigrant trade. Sometimes artistic exaggeration bordered on the fraudulent, as some travelers were drawn by images of idyllic, bustling towns with humming factories only to find a sad little bunch of mud-soaked shacks when they got there." Wikipedia

Five main artists/cartographers created over 55% of the Library of Congress’ panoramic map collection, likely due to the long process of creating each map. Artists would walk city streets, sketching notable trees, buildings, and landmarks, later combining the sketches and raising the visual angle to accurately depict the landscape.

Advancements in artistic technologies (lithography, engraving, etc.) allowed for expedited pictorial map recreation. Popular, and heavily detailed, city maps functioned in local homes as wall decor, promoting personal civic pride. Hosts were able to point out to visitors exactly where they lived, worked, and socialized, heightening the relationship between identity and locale. While production occurred throughout the country, the demand for city promotion was higher north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Many of these maps (both originals and modern recreations) are still popular today for their detail and visual appeal. Panoramic pictorial maps serve as the main way that the “vitality of America’s urban centers” was graphically documented.

For Minnesota specifically, these maps showcase the state's history and growth through mining, milling, timber, and railroads. Minnesota is also notorious for its plethora of lakes and associated recreational activities. The cities showcased in this exhibit represent the metropolitan growth of both Minnesota, and the Midwest as a whole.

Minnesota Wikipedia Page

Library of Congress, Panoramic Mapping

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67The Harmonia Macrocosmica of Andreas Cellarius

From R.H. van Gent,, Utrecht University

"The Dutch-German mathematician and cosmographer Andreas Cellarius is well known to map historians and historians of astronomy as the author of the Harmonia Macrocosmica (first published in 1660), a folio-sized work that is commonly regarded to be one of the most spectacular cosmographical atlases that was published in the second half of the seventeenth century.

Andreas Cellarius was born around the year 1596 in Neuhausen, a small town near Worms. He was the son of Andreas Cellarius, who was a pastor in Neuhausen from 1596 to 1599 and later moved to Heidelberg – the name of his mother is not known. After his education at the Sapierzkolleg in Heidelberg, Andreas Cellarius enrolled as a student at the University of Heidelberg in 1614 but it is not known how long he studied there or which lectures he attended.

In 1637 Andreas Cellarius moved to Hoorn, where he was appointed as rector of the Latin School in the former Ceciliaklooster. All of Andreas Cellarius’s scholarly works were published during his rectorship in Hoorn. Andreas Cellarius died in February/March of 1665 – the location of his grave is not known. His eldest son Andreas died in November of the same year and was buried in a rented grave near to the choir in the Grote Kerk of Hoorn.

His best known work, the Harmonia Macrocosmica, was published in 1660 (a reprint was issued in 1661) by the Amsterdam publisher Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) as a cosmographical supplement to his Atlas Novus. Andreas Cellarius had already started working on this atlas before 1647 and intended it to be a historical introduction for a two-volume treatise on cosmography but the second part was never published.

The plates of his Harmonia Macrocosmica were reprinted (usually without the historical introduction and commentary) in 1708 by the Amsterdam publishers Gerard Valk (1652-1726) and Petrus Schenk the Elder (1660-1711) after acquiring the copperplates of Janssonius in 1694."

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68The American South in the 19th Century

Maps about the American South in the 19th Century, especially about cotton and slavery. Created as a supplement to a class hosted on October 21st, 2020 by my friend, Jan van Eck. The presentation was led by Steven Mintz of the University of Texas at Austin. The first map, however, is of Africa and was featured in a book called "America in 100 Maps" by Susan Schulten; it is a British map highlighting the extreme competition between the British and other countries over slave trading. My other favorite maps are Lincoln's slavery map from 1861 and the Armour map of commodities across the US, as well as the Reynold's 1856 map of the divided nature of the country in 1856, which features telling statistics about population of whites and slaves.

* See stats about slavery and the south here.
* Steven Mintz of the University of Texas at Austin.
* Interview of Sven Beckert, regarded as "the" author of the book on cotton, by Christopher Lydon on Open Source
* Wikipedia entry on "cotton mills"
* Episode 2 of the New York Times podcast "1619" starting at around 7:30.
* van Eck course outline

Tom Paper 11/1/2020

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69Nick Kanas Celestial Maps

Images and maps selected by Nick Kanas for his presentation to the California Map Society on October 24, 2020

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70Panoramic Massachusetts


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72Railroads and Canals from the Library of Congress

A collection of railroad and canal maps from the Library of Congress

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73Railroads and Canals from The David Rumsey Center

A collection of railroad and canal maps from The David Rumsey Center at Stanford University.

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74Panoramic Illinois


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75Overview Demo

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Hyperlink example

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76Geog 3053 (4) Geographic Information Science: Mapping - University of Colorado

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the fundamentals of cartographic design. Emphasis on the science and art of map design in a GIS environment. Students will learn how to build a spatial database, implement best practice for processing various types of environmental and social data and apply basic visual analytics to understand spatial patterns. For the University of Colorado.

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77US Election Maps - 1789 to 1876

One map for now, but soon to be an exhibit of historical election maps. Tom Paper 11/4/2020

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78Panoramic Wisconsin

from the library of congress - 62 images

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79Panoramic Washington (State)

from the library of congress - 20 images

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80Panoramic Pennsylvania

Panoramic maps of Pennsylvania from the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress Browse Maps by State
The Library of Congress Panoramic Artists and Publishers
The Library of Congress Panoramic Mapping

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84Levi Walter Yaggy - 1887 & 1893

Welcome to The Digital Gallery’s exhibit on Levi Walter Yaggy, comprising 30+ images from the late 1800's used to teach kids about geography. When I first saw his maps and images, I imagined that the creator of these fantastic and creative images must have someone like van Gogh, Warhol or Basquiat, because of my notion of what is a creative personality. Well, it turns out, I was significantly wrong. Levi Walter Yaggy, was an entrepreneur, an investor, an inventor and a farmer. He was born in 1848, the tenth of eleven children. His main business was the Western Publishing House, a company he founded when he was 26 and which grew to have over one thousand employees. His inventiveness may explain why his maps and images have flaps, dials, sliders and other mechanical elements.

As a publisher, Yaggy’s company specialized in materials for teachers. His maps came in a kit and were each substantial in size, about 2 feet x 3 feet. Our Yaggy exhibit is composed of two sub-exhibits. The first, from 1893, has nine images that represent geographic terms and climate zones of the world, as well as a relief map of the United States. An unfortunate part of his work is the propagation of the racist idea that temperate zones and their people favor superior cultural development over tropical zones and their people. However, from an information design perspective, his maps and images are exquisitely done because they are "BAZIC" (see Google Slide below). They of their simplicity, their use of color and the overall engagement they foster.

* Boston Rare Maps
* Open Culture article 2019
* National Geographic 2018
* Collossal 2019
* Yaggy Obituary
* Image of Yaggy and ancestry info
* Yaggy Plantation for Sale 2016. Also here.
* Books by L.W. Yaggy eBay
* Google Slide document about Yaggy and "View of Nature in Ascending Regions". Also describes BAZIC criteria for judging quality of a map.

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85The Ferraris Maps of 1777

25 maps from 1775 of Belgium by the Austrian cartographer Ferraris. Incredible cartouches.

See the Visscher Atlas of 1690, click here.

Remarks by Tom Paper in video here.

20 Famous Belgians

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86Visscher Atlas of 1690

2nd introductory video by Tom Paper here.
Images of Visscher Atlas from David Rumsey.
Google doc of introductory remarks by Tom Paper here.
See TDG exhibit of the Ferraris Atlas of 1775 here.

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88Maps to accompany a blog post about Harbin, China

Wikipedia - China Eastern Railway

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89The Atlantic Neptune (1 of 2)

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92Panoramic Connecticut

Panoramic Connecticut

Images from Library of Congress

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93Panoramic Ohio

Panoramic Images of Ohio
Source: Library of Congress

Panoramic Artists and Publishers
Source: Library of Congress

Browse Maps by State
Source: Library of Congress

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94Panoramic Michigan

Panoramic images of Michigan - test
Source: Library of Congress

Panoramic Artists and Publishers
Source: Library of Congress

Browse Maps by State
Source: Library of Congress

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95Panoramic New York

Library of Congress - New York Panoramics

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98Vuillemin Atlas of 1861

16 images of the world with beautiful vignettes from the French cartographer Alexandre Vuillemin.

Wikipedia - Alexandre Vuillemin

David Rumsey - Vuillemin Atlas of 1861

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99Linschoten Atlas of 1638

David Rumsey - Linschoten Atlas of 1638

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101Jo Mora In and About Carmel-by-the-Sea

An exhibit about Jo Mora's carte of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, where Jo lived from 1920 until he passed away in 1947.

Click here to read Peter Hiller's account of Jo's work on this spectacular pictorial map.

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102The Ratliff Family in Early Virginia and West Virginia - E102

Maps of Virginia and West Virginia regions during the 18th and 19th centuries. This exhibit maps the Ratliff family in Virginia during the 18th and 19th centuries. The oldest Ratliff family records that I have located so far date from about 1730-1740 in Louisa County, then Bath County beginning about 1801.

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103Cross-cultural Mapping of the Mediterranean 10th-17th century

This exhibit shows different views of the Mediterranean in maps or their copies on parchment or on paper as single items, in manuscripts or in atlases. These maps were sketched, drawn or painted in different locations along the Mediterran shores or in major cultural centers on the mainland south, east and north of the sea. Their languages are Arabic, Latin, Ottoman Turkish or various vernaculars that grew out of Latin. Two issues will be explored. First, we ask how the Mediterranean and its geographical, physical and cultural part were perceived by the map producer/s. Second, we highlight a cross-cultural nature of their compositions.

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104Panoramic New Hampshire

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106Panoramic New Jersey

Library of Congress - Panoramic New Jersey

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107Panoramic Missouri

Library of Congress - Panoramic Missouri

Topographical Survey of St. Louis Missouri (Library of Congress)

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108Panoramic West Virginia

Library of Congress - Panoramic West Virginia
Browse Maps by State
Panoramic Artists and Publishers

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109Rochambeau Map Collection - Library of Congress

Library of Congress

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110Panoramic Maine

Library of Congress

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111Panoramic Vermont

Library of Congress

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112Panoramic Colorado

Library of Congress

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113Panoramic Texas

Library of Congress

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114The National Atlas of the United States of America

Library of Congress

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115Silicon Valley and Other Tech Hubs

David Rumsey - blog post 2021-01

David Rumsey - blog post 2019-05

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116Jo Mora's Carte of Los Angeles - 1942

This exhibit has been created by Peter Hiller, Curator of The Jo Mora Trust and Nancy Grossman. Here by author and researcher Nancy W. Grossman shares with Digital Gallery viewers her introduction to Jo Mora as found in her book Jo Mora's Carte of Los Angeles: A Trail Guide published in December 2019.

Further in the digital exhibit, the dots found on the map correspond to a few of the sections in her book each of which articulates the significance of those vignettes found on Jo Mora's carte...

"Joseph Jacinto “Jo” Mora. How does one begin to summarize such an enormous life?

Jo Mora, Renaissance Man of the West, is the phrase I come upon most, that and Jo Mora, cowboy cartographer. This man is also a writer, a painter, illustrator and muralist, sculptor and photographer, and a cartoonist and comic artist, which will come as no surprise to fans of his cartes. He even designs a 1925 half dollar coin for the US Mint commemorating the state of California’s 75th anniversary.

During an insurgency in 1877, the Mora family flees Uruguay. Jo is a year old at the time; his brother Luis is three. They go first to Barcelona, finally arriving in the US in 1880, where they settle in the greater New York area. Both boys are already deep into the making of art; at the ages of eight and ten respectively, they consider creating a twenty- foot mural of the Iroquois Indian wars, though there’s no record of them actually doing so.

Their father Domingo is an accomplished sculptor. Jo and Luis attend primary school in Perth Amboy and grammar school in Allston, Massachusetts. At 15, Jo completes the Boston Latin School, and graduates from the Pingry Academy in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1894. Both study sculpture under their father, who teaches art in Perth Amboy, Boston and New York City.

By 1895 Jo’s studying at the Art Students League, the Chase School of Art in New York and the Cowles Art School in Boston – and, at 19, has already produced poster murals for the Clermont Skating Rink in Brooklyn. Returning to Boston, Jo goes to work first for the Boston Traveler and then becomes a member of the Boston Herald art staff for the next four years, illustrating articles plus various books.

In 1903, he takes a trip west, working as a cowpuncher on a ranch in Solvang near the Mission Santa Ines, which inspires him to travel the entire Camino Real and sketch the Missions he saw. In 1904 he travels by mule-drawn wagon across Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Park and the Mojave Desert to Needles on his way to the Hopi mesas in Arizona. In Arizona, he is permitted to witness the Hopi Snake Dance, then sets to both photographing and producing detailed artwork of the ceremonies of the Hopi and Navaho tribes he’s gotten to know over two years of living among them.

Upon settling back in California he will marry Grace Needham, of San Jose, CA., at the Mission San Gabriel in 1907 and start to raise his soon to be born children Jo, Jr. and patty.

Mora publishes twelve of his iconic cartes over his lifetime. The first, Monterey Peninsula, his second, The 17 Mile Drive, and the first version of California all come out in 1927. San Diego appears in 1928. The three national parks, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, all come out in 1931. Grace Line Fleet to the Old Spanish Main and Evolution of the Cowboy: Levi’s Round-Up of Cowboy Lore are published in 1933; the latter is a poster rather than a map, as is his Indians of North America in 1936. Carmel-by- the-Sea and Los Angeles are both issued in 1942. A second, smaller version of California will be his last, in 1945. An unfinished pencil rendering of a map of Catalina is found after his death.

But cartes are hardly all Jo Mora does. This man’s work is as varied as it is prolific. Starting out collaborating with his father, he finds himself working on huge architectural projects. In Los Angeles, at least four buildings include his work, including the Palace Theatre; he is assisting his father on four sculpted allegorical panels representing song, dance, music and drama when his father dies while this commission is still in progress. Mora completes it.

In San Jose, Mora creates two heroic male sphinx figures for the Scottish Rite Temple [today the San Jose Athletic Club], plus bas-reliefs over its entrance and throughout the building. He provides decorative elements for the Monterey County Courthouse, as well as numerous detailed panels for the King City High School auditorium. In Carmel, he sculpts Father Junipero Serra’s cenotaph, an altar and a cross.

He creates pediments and bas-relief panels for four buildings in San Francisco; his Miguel de Cervantes looks down on his Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in the Golden Gate Park. A marble bench with sculpted bears by Mora sits in front of the Sather Tower on the UC Berkeley campus. He creates the main entrance doorway and sculptures of bears to support fountains for the Union Wool Building in Boston. He designs a number of homes himself.

Architectural work is just one facet of Mora’s endless creativity. He designs everything from ordinary scale sculptures, many of cowboys breaking broncs, to “heroic” (larger than life) sculptures, to bronze plaques and vast murals. He creates fifteen or more dioramas, thirteen for the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma.

One diorama, exhibited at the California State Building at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, is a one-hundred-foot-long depiction of the 1769 Portolá Expedition. Tragically, it is destroyed in a fire six months after the opening of the fair.

Mora illustrates countless books, both his own and for those of others. He designs bookends, trophies, coins and scrip certificates for use in Carmel during the Depression. He sculpts his son Jo Jr. at three years of age, reata in hand, breaking a hobby horse."

Nancy's book is an annotated look at all of the details seen on Jo Mora's carte of Los Angeles. To purchase the book:
Nancy Grossman's email
Peter Hiller's email

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117Bay Area Map Group (BAM) meeting January 16 2021 (CMS)

Videos, maps and images from the Bay Area Map Group (BAM) meeting January 16 2021. (Exhibit 117) Speakers were Eliane Dotson, Ron Gibbs, Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Mike Schembri, Ken Habeeb, Susan Powell and Susan Schulten.

Link to chat from the meeting.

The Bay Area Map Group is a part of The California Map Society.

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118Panoramic Virginia

Panoramic Mapping Library of Congress

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119Panoramic Iowa

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120Panoramic Indiana

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121Panoramic District of Columbia

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122Panoramic Maryland

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123Panoramic Georgia

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124Panoramic North Carolina

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125Etching, Engraving and Printing

Richard S. Breiman, MD, retired in October 2011 after 10 years of service to the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. Breiman received his medical degree from UCSF in 1973. He completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Stanford University in 1979, followed by CT and Ultrasound fellowships, also at Stanford University, in 1976 and 1978. From 1979-1981, Breiman was an assistant professor of radiology at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and a Clinical Instructor of Radiology at UC Berkeley from 1982-1994. Concurrently he served as volunteer clinical faculty at UCSF from 1984-1987. He worked in private practice as a radiologist and partner at Pacific Imaging Consultants from 1989-2001. He was appointed assistant clinical professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in July 2001, became an associate clinical professor in 2003, and was promoted to a clinical professor in 2007. He served as director of the Henry I. Goldberg Center for Advanced Imaging Education, and more recently on the faculty at San Francisco General Hospital. “Dr. Breiman joined the Radiology faculty here at SFGH at a time of need for our department. His willingness to cover several niches helped us navigate through a rocky period and to emerge as strong as ever,” said Mark Wilson, MD, chief of Radiology at SFGH. ”His warm demeanor, consummate professionalism, and dedication to radiology education will be greatly missed at SFGH.” Breiman will return to the department part-time on a recall appointment to provide clinical coverage at the UCSF Ambulatory Care Center.


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126IMCoS Show and Tell - February 25, 2021

Our ten presenters are a mix - famous names and new faces - whether collector, dealer, enthusiast or academic, each is passionate about what they will be bringing before us. The contributed items are an equal mix - maps, a globe, an atlas, and town plans. The significance of these contributions ranges from the historical and topographical to the cultural and the linguistic. The items range from the 16th to the 20th Centuries.
Speaker Video Playlist on Youtube

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127Brittania Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd 1720

Welcome to The Digital Gallery’s exhibit of the Brittania Depicta, a road atlas of Britain published in 1720 by John Owen and engraved by Emanuel Bowen. This atlas was based on the Britannia atlas of 1675 created by John Ogilby.

David Rumsey

Video 2 can be found here or in curated text of 1st image in exhibit.

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128Panoramic Florida

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129Panoramic Montana

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130Panoramic Tennessee

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131Panoramic Rhode Island

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132Panoramic Alabama

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133Panoramic Kansas

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134Panoramic Oregon

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135Panoramic Kentucky

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136Panoramic Oklahoma

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137Panoramic South Dakota

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138Panoramic Nebraska

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139Panoramic Utah

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140Panoramic Arkansas

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142E142 - Panoramic Louisiana

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143E143 - Panoramic Nevada

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144144 - Panoramic North Dakota

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145145 - Panoramic Wyoming

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146E146 - Panoramic New Mexico

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147E147 - Panoramic South Carolina

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148E148 - Panoramic Arizona

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149E149 - Panoramic Delaware

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150E150 - Panoramic Idaho

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151E151 - Panoramic Mississippi

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152Johann Baptist Homann Atlas of 1716

This atlas, from the David Rumsey collection, is a treasure trove of imagery from the early 18th century. There's an ornate drawing of the German Emperor, a dozen beautiful celestial maps, a drawing of a wooden world clock with a map in its center, a drawing of fortress types, a drawing of a sailing warship and its parts, a drawing of whale types and whaling business activities, a glorious world map (of which we have a copy in our living room), incredible cartouches throughout, beautiful city maps of Stockholm, Venice, Vienna, Frankfurt and Constantinople, and several maps where California is depicted as an island. Also noteworthy is that several parts of the world remain undiscovered and unmapped, including Australia and New Zealand and the area from California up to the arctic.

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153E153 - St. Helena

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154The Great Miseries of War 1633

18 images from 1633 about the barbarity and tragedy of war. A watershed in art history, as a prominent artist departed from depictions of war that were heroic and just.

Thanks to the following individuals for their help in this exhibit:
* Translations: Julie Bancilhon (
* Research: David Williams (
* Scholarly research: Katie Hornstein ( and (

Wikipedia - The Great Miseries of War

Torture Museum

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155E155 - Frederick de Wit 1682

David Rumsey

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156E156 - Mattias Quad 1600

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157My Favorite Map

Favorite maps of members of the California Map Society.

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158The History and Cartography of Waterloo

Maps and images that describe the Battle of Waterloo.

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161Maps of Spain in the Age of Discovery

by Steve Hanon 4/10/2021

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163California Map Society (CMS) Spring 2021 Conference

California Map Society - webpage

California Map Society - YouTube channel

Chat for May 1, 2021 meeting is here

The California Map Society 2021 Spring Conference is happening May 1st and May 15th. To register for the May 1st Zoom session, click To register for the May 15th Zoom session, click Both sessions are free and open to the public.

May 1, 2021

  • Benjamin Grant, Founder of Overview, on How We Change The Earth. (Ben's TED talk here and Ben's books here.)
  • Daniel Crouch, Co-Founder of Daniel Crouch Rare Books, on Contagious Cartography, A Panorama of Pandemics & Plagues. (Prior talks by Daniel here.)
  • Steve Hanon, President of New York Map Society, on Maps of Spain in the Age of Discovery. (Steve's prior presentation to CMS here. Steve's website here.)

May 15, 2021

  • Jim Schein, Founder of Schein & Schein, and Tom Paper, Founder of The Digital Gallery, on The Cartographic History of San Francisco. (Jim's book here.)
  • Courtney Spikes, Historian and CMS Vice President, on The History & Cartography of Waterloo. (Courtney's prior presentation to CMS on Paris here.)
  • Susan Schulten, American Historian, and Professor at University of Denver, on How Maps Made America. (Susan's books here and here.)
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165The Images of William Hogarth

William Hogarth images from the collection of Rich and Leslie Breiman.

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166The Cartographic History of San Francisco

Twelve key maps describing the history of San Francisco. Presented to the California Map Society, May 15, 2021, by Jim Schein and Tom Paper.

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167IMCoS Summer Talks - June 2021

Please join us for our four June lectures. All lectures are free but registration is necessary. Information and links are below.

June 9, 2021, 7pm GMT - The Malcolm Young Lecture, Daniel Crouch, A Protestant Wind or Hot Air? A study of the Astor Armada drawings, (video of talk here) TO REGISTER:

June 16, 2021, 2pm GMT - Peter Geldart, Mapping the British Occupation of Manila 1762–64, (video of talk here) TO REGISTER:

June 23, 2021, 7pm GMT - Paula van Gestel, Wall maps published in the Netherlands between c.1550 and 1850, TO REGISTER:

June 30, 2021, 7pm GMT - Wes Brown, Alzate y Ramirez and the mapping of New Spain, (video of talk here) TO REGISTER:

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168Edward Quin 1830

Interactive Globe: A.D. 1498. The Discovery Of America.

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169Edward Quin 1856

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170Maps for Tom Paper talk to ERTSF 28 June 2021

Antique maps & geospatial analytics. How I help companies make better decisions using lessons from history's greatest cartographers.

Link to video of talk (June 30, 2021)

Google Presentation Deck

Google Doc - Text of remarks

Presentation by Tom Paper to The Economic Roundtable of San Francisco on June 30, 2021.

Tom Paper is the Managing Partner of Webster Pacific and the Founder of The Digital Gallery. Tom is originally from Minnesota, one of four kids; he has three sisters and went to a summer camp in Northern Minnesota that led him on wilderness canoeing expeditions where he often was the navigator; he attended Williams College where he studied economics and environmental studies and then worked as a grain trader in South Dakota and a consultant with Bain & Company in Boston. He then attended the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, before joining his family’s business which makes bolts & forgings for the railroads of north america. He then became the CFO of a timber and lumber company and then was president of a coffee roasting business. In 2003, he established Webster Pacific, a ten-person consulting firm which helps companies make better decisions using data, analytics, geospatial analytics and a lot of common sense and little a bit of wisdom. Most importantly, he is married to Eleanor Bigelow, with whom he has raised two children. Tom lives in San Francisco in an 1887 Victorian, which, after his wife and children, has been the recipient of all of his earnings.

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173Sean Conway Images for CMS 2021 Fall Conference

Sean Conway makes 2D maps look like they are 3D. Amazing.

Exhibit has images from a talk by Sean Conway, 9/25/2021, for the California Map Society Fall Conference. Title of talk: "Breaking the Third Wall: Going Beyond Traditional Hillshade," by Mr. Sean Conway, Orthoimagery Technical Expert. Mr. Conway uses his formidable technology skills to transform vintage maps into stunning, three-dimensional relief maps by meticulously rendering elevation data. You can see some of his work at Muir Way.

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175Bernhard Siegfried Albinus, 1696 - 1770, German anatomist

Images of the human body from the mid-1700's by Bernhard Siegfried Albinus, 1696 - 1770, a German anatomist. From the collection of Richard Breiman.

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176Bay Area Map (BAM) Group Meeting - August 18, 2021

Presentations for the BAM Group, part of the California Map Society, on August 18, 2021 at the home of Tom Paper & Eleanor Bigelow.

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179Maps of Haiti at David Rumsey - for Stephanie Curci CMS Fall Conference

Created 9/22/2021 for Stephanie Curci by Tom Paper.

68 maps in total.

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180Maps of Haiti at Leventhal - for Stephanie Curci CMS Fall ConferenceCreated 9/22/2021 for Stephanie Curci by Tom Paper.
50 maps from the Leventhal library in Boston.

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1812021 CMS Fall Conference - September 25, 2021

2021 CMS Fall Conference. Hosted by CMS Vice President Courtney Spikes on September 25, 2021. Playlist of all videos.

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182George Willdey's Composite World Atlas 1732

A world atlas by George Willdey.

Maps from David Rumsey.

Wikipedia - "George Willdey (1676–1737) was a British engraver and optical instrument maker. Willdey made engravings for a number of mapmakers. His shop sold maps, optical instruments, toys, china, glass, and earthenware. Willdey engraved maps for Charles Price (with whom he partnered 1710-1713), Emanuel Bowen, Christopher Saxton, and Thomas Jeffreys, among many others. Willdey was born in Staffordshire in 1676. He was apprenticed to John Yarwell and belonged to the trade guild Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers. Throughout his career he took on a number of apprentices, notably including many female apprentices which was unusual for the time."

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183The Crusader Bible - 1240s

"The Crusader Bible, also known as the Morgan Picture Bible, the Maciejowski Bible, and the Shah ‘Abbas Bible, is not only one of the greatest medieval manuscripts in the Morgan, it also ranks as one of the incomparable achievements of French Gothic illumination." The Morgan Library and Museum

Thumbnails of all images here.


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184WAML Test Exhibit

This is a test exhibit to demonstrate The Digital Gallery for WAML on 10/28/2021.

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186Arbuckle's World Atlas - 1889

I bought this 1889 atlas on eBay in 2019 and, just recently, I scanned it and uploaded it to The Digital Gallery. I love the pictorial images of the countries; they convey so much more than boundaries and so much more than text. I also love that the atlas was made by a coffee company, marketing itself. The Arbuckle Coffee Company was an innovative marketer, the #2 coffee company in its day and the brand still exists today. Tom Paper 11/16/2021

History of the Arbuckle Coffee Company

More history about Folger's and Arbuckle

Arbuckle Coffee in New York City

Arbuckle Coffee mentioned on Wikipedia page about home coffee roasting

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188Picturesque Atlas of Australia - 1888


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189Africa Maps from the collection of Ken Habeeb

This is the exhibit text....adding more text...and more text again

add link here

add another link here

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190Mielck Exhibit - 1863

Images of trees from around the world.

Atlas Obscura

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191The New School Atlas, William Darton, 1819

I bought this atlas on eBay in 2019. It has numerous parts where the world remained unknown or mistakenly drawn, especially the Northwest Passage area. I love how worn it is. I also find the map of antiquity to be curious and interesting; it demonstrates the interest that people of the early 1800's wanted to know about antiquity.

"The New School Atlas, William Darton, 1819" ID97932

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192Illustrated Minnesota Atlas - 1874

I bought these images from Jim Schein in 2019. Check out the hairstyle on Dayton, a significant figure in Minnesota history. His family founded the retailing company that became Target.

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193A Popular History of the United States - 1883

Timeline charts from an 1883 US history book, remarkably informative and great information design.

I bought this 1883 US history book by J.C. Ridpath on eBay in 2019. In November 2021, I collected hi-res images of the timelines and maps in the book and then converted them into this exhibit for The Digital Gallery.

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194IMCoS Show and Tell 2 - November 30, 2021

The eight-speaker event took place on Zoom on November 30th, 2021, at 6pm UK time.

IMCoS Event Page

Playlist of all videos here.


Chat from meeting here and below:

17:46:14 From maria rogante to Everyone:

good evening, i'm from Iyaly, absolutely excited to listen this conference

17:48:14 From Tom Paper to Everyone:

To see images for today's presentation, go to

17:59:16 From Ana Soto-Canino to Everyone:

Good day or evening to all. Ana here in the grey northeast coast, USA.

17:59:49 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Hi Ana!

17:59:58 From Catherine NJ to Everyone:

9pm Kenya.

18:00:08 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Hi Catherine!

18:00:28 From maria rogante to Everyone:

7 PM, Italy

18:00:37 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Hello Maria!

18:01:03 From Stephen Nagler to Everyone:

Hello from sunny Knoxville, TN

18:01:12 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Hi Stephen!

18:01:16 From Catherine NJ to Everyone:

Hi Mike!

18:01:29 From Stephen Nagler to Everyone:

Hi Mike!

18:01:42 From Carey Gordon to Everyone:

Hi from Florida, 1 pm here

18:02:05 From Mark Mavroudis to Everyone:

Hello from Cupertino, CA - 10am here

18:03:35 From Tom Paper to Everyone:

to see the slides for today's presentation, go to

18:09:05 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Hi Mark M

18:09:16 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Hi Carey

18:10:42 From Franca Tegliucci to Everyone:

Hi everyone from Rome. My name is Franca Tegliucci

18:10:57 From Katherine Parker to Everyone:

Hi Franca! Thanks for coming!

18:10:58 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Hello Franca - Welcome!

18:12:48 From Flavio Ruzzene to Everyone:

Hi everyone from Veneto.Flavio

18:13:17 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Hi Flavio. Hope it is warmer in the Veneto than in Northern England!

18:16:20 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

Perhaps remind people where the raise hand icon is!

18:19:34 From Katherine Parker to Everyone:

Please feel free to place questions in the chat. We will ask them when either directly after the speaker finishes speaking or during the Q&A period at the end of the event.

18:27:26 From John Docktor to Everyone:

Is there anything on the verso?

18:31:11 From Ana Soto-Canino to Everyone:

Laurence, it would be an interesting project for a secondary school student to determine which graphic devices found in this artifact might still be found in current rail maps, say, even the London underground rail system, or the NYC subway. The exploration would deal with something thus: To what extent did these artifacts of the 1800s manage to “tool” our 20th century cartographic vocabulary for the display of railway lines.

18:31:58 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

1859 Belgian railway map by Leloup: link to KBR digitization of one of their copies

18:34:24 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Thanks Laurence

18:43:03 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

French Wikipedia is very good on Philippe Vandermaelen and l’Établissement géographique de Bruxelles, who produced the Leloup map

18:48:54 From Andrew Kapochunas to Everyone:

Did Plato ever approach USPS about incorporating his system of addressing in rural areas?

18:50:03 From Stephen Nagler to Everyone:

Was either the clock or compass system copied by others later, and if so where else was it applied?

18:50:19 From Katherine Parker to Everyone:

Sorry, forgot to unmute 😆

18:51:09 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

Do you think Plato was aware of the arrondissements of Paris, which are arranged in a spiral?

18:51:12 From Ana Soto-Canino to Everyone:

Mr. Hoffeld, thank you. Lovely chart. Just yesterday I learnt of Basil Brown’s endeavors regarding not just archaeological efforts in the late 1930s at Sutton Hoo, but also in gathering data for astronomical charts, and while also trying to make them accessible “to the common man” , as he once supposedly said. Your star chart came to me just in time to literally add color to my findings about B. Brown, all new to me.

18:52:17 From Mark Mavroudis to Everyone:

Hello everyone. I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying these fascinating presentations. Not a collector or researching - just someone who enjoys looking at maps.

18:52:42 From Katherine Parker to Everyone:

Thanks, Mark, we are glad you can be here.

18:52:46 From Ana Soto-Canino to Everyone:

Thank you folks! Lovely gathering. But not it’s the post-lunch-work hours here in NJ USA, so I must leave early. Thank you to all presenters for sharing!

18:53:05 From Tom Paper to Everyone:

Thanks you, Mark! Loved that map and the "system" of tracking...

18:53:16 From Catherine NJ to Everyone:

really loving it all. I just love maps 🙂

18:53:37 From Tom Paper to Everyone:

Laurence - a fascinating map, thank you for sharing...I will be exploring that map further...and also looking for a high res version

18:54:21 From Tom Paper to Everyone:

Peter - thank you for a great presentation...I wonder if eminent domain is displayed somehow in the map

18:54:46 From Tom Paper to Everyone:

Marc - thank you for a great presentation...colors are fantastic

18:54:49 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

Thanks Ana! Indeed it would be really productive to see what students could do with the iconography and overall idea applied to modern data, maybe different modes of travel.

18:55:50 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

Ana: Also worth noting is that the first general maps that included railways were the old plates re-engraved with the new lines, so they had to be distinct from roads, rivers & boundaries.

18:56:51 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

Tom: good to hear, I’d love to hear what you discover, ponder or conclude!

19:03:23 From Franca Tegliucci to Everyone:

This is a real gorgeous map.

19:07:08 From Mark Rogers to Everyone:

Fantastic detail to this map :)

19:12:40 From LARRY ROBBINS to Everyone:

Greetings from Auckland New Zealand. Thanks for the opportunity today. Our day is just starting so with reluctance I must leave. I was IMCOS member for many years. Must rejoin! Thanks again.

19:12:59 From Mike Sweeting to Everyone:

Glad you can join us Larry!

19:22:21 From Katherine Parker to Everyone:

Please do post any questions you might have here in the chat.

19:31:31 From Mark Mavroudis to Everyone:

Thank you for sharing all the beautiful maps today.

19:37:06 From Flavio Ruzzene to Everyone:

Thak you !!!

19:37:45 From Flavio Ruzzene to Everyone:

Thank you !!!!!

19:45:54 From Carey Gordon to Everyone:

For Martin van Bauman: What resources do you use translate the place names from those on the map to modern names?

19:46:45 From Ramon Sieveking to Everyone:

My first virtual experience with IMCoS. It was very interesting. Thank you for sharing your maps with us. Greetings from Germany.

19:52:22 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

For Katie: Could you comment on the production (or lack of it) of printed versions of this genre of military map?

19:52:56 From Sylvia Sumira to Everyone:


19:53:54 From Sylvia Sumira to Everyone:

Accidental symbol typo! Just like to say thank you to everyone for an interesting and varied evening .

19:55:26 From Katherine Parker to Everyone:

19:55:29 From Jay to Everyone:

How soon do we get to do this again?

19:56:20 From Katherine Parker to Everyone:

19:56:26 From Mark Monmonier to Everyone:

Thanks for organizing and orchestrating this session, Mike. Informative and enjoyable.

19:56:31 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

Please feel free to contact me at about the Leloup Belgium map

19:56:41 From Franca Tegliucci to Everyone:

Thanks a lot for your very interesting conference. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful maps.

19:56:52 From Catherine NJ to Everyone:

thanks so much

19:56:54 From Laurence Penney to Everyone:

Thanks tons for organizing this, a fine evening.

19:56:57 From Mark Rogers to Everyone:

Great show and tell thank you :)

19:57:39 From Steve Belcher to Everyone:

Thanks everyone

19:57:50 From Emmie’s iPad to Everyone:

Thank you very much

19:57:54 From Stephen Nagler to Everyone:

Thanks very much to the speakers and organizers!

19:57:54 From Marc Hoffeld to Everyone:

Thank you !

19:58:19 From Mark Monmonier to Everyone:

Thanks, Tom.

19:58:40 From Flavio Ruzzene to Everyone:

Thanks so much

20:04:51 From Katherine Parker to Everyone:

I have to head off, have a great night everyone!

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1951777: Decisive Year of The American Revolution

The Digital Gallery is pleased to present the second exhibit in the American Revolution Series. Previously, in Exhibit 40, "George Washington and The American Revolution, 1775-1776," we displayed, through historic maps and iconic images, the course of the first two years of the war. The cause of American Independence went from elation when the American militia forced the British to retreat from Concord, Massachusetts (April 1775), to horror at the carnage at Bunker Hill (June 1775), and back to victory when the British Army was forced to evacuate Boston (March 1776). But a huge British force returned to New York (July 1776) and defeated General George Washington's army in a series of battles through late summer and autumn. The American cause was on the brink of disaster (December 1776) when Washington decided upon a bold stroke of war to save the American Revolution--and the future of the United States.

Come with us now as we jump back to catch up with the momentous story of the Campaign of 1777 and why it proved to be the Decisive Year of the American Revolution.

Note : I wish to acknowledge the contributions of my good friend Tom Paper to the development and production of this exhibit.

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196GLAM CMS Holiday Cocoa Event - December 4, 2021

GLAM (Greater Los Angeles Mappers) and CMS (California Map Society) Holiday Cocoa Event 2021-12-04

Chat from event here

Summarized links:

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197A.K. Lobeck Geography Pamphlets

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198Various Northwest Passage, Arctic, North America


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199Various Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America


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200Various Panama Canal and Central America


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201Various Maps of the Suez Canal and Egypt


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202Atlas of Mean Monthly Temperatures - 1964

Made by the US Army in 1964, these beautifully colored maps were used " work out a realistic system of clothing allowances to protect the soldier at any time of the year, in any part of the world." Peveril Meigs, Ph.D, was employed by the US government as a geographer, beginning in WW2. He an American geographer "notable for his studies of arid lands on several continents and in particular for his work on the native peoples and early missions of northern Baja California, Mexico." He also was "prominent among those listed as security risks by Senator Joseph McCarthy." Wikipedia

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203Various Paris & France


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204Atlas of Europe - The Weekly Dispatch - 1860


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2051911 Baker Map & Art Collection

This is Tom Paper and Eleanor Bigelow's art and map collection

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206Modern School Geography Textbook - 1864

Google Books

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207The Eclectic Elementary Geography Text - 1883

Google Books

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208Volkeren Atlas Amerika


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209Various Los Angeles Maps & Images


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210Various San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Bay Area


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211Various Miami & Florida


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212Various Minnesota


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213Various Spain, Portugal & Iberian Peninsula


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214Various China and Asia


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215Various Beijing


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216Various Shanghai


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217Various Hong Kong


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218Various Australia


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219Various Data Visualization Examples


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220Various Railroad Maps


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221Various Colorado Maps


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222Various Maps of Ireland

One map of Ireland (bogs and railroads) for now, but room for more! Requests welcome to

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223Harper's Weekly - January 14, 1871


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224Various Williamstown & Western Massachusetts


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225Various Westchester County Maps


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226Various Europe Maps


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227Various California Maps


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228The Panama Canal - The World's Greatest Work


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229Various Aeronautical Maps


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230Mapmaking in Islamicate Societies

.Mapmaking in Islamic Societies

Hundreds of maps survive mostly in manuscripts drawn and colored by unknown people over a millennium in numerous different societies that were ruled mostly by men but also occasionally by women adhering to different Islamic denominations. The manuscripts with maps are often undated and provide rarely information about the place of production. How then can we know when and where or by what kind of person they were made? Colors, styles of script, also called calligraphy, the type of paper and occasionally of card board, traces of instruments or lack of them, content features of the maps, and notes on cover or end pages, at the margins, or on other parts of the manuscript and the langue/s used in the manuscript can help us identifying at least the period, region, culture or disciplinary context of the people who drew the maps – scribes, painters and other craftsmen, scholars, captains, soldiers, court historians and possibly other professionals and amateurs.

This exhibit is a brief introduction into some of the main domains where maps were used as illustrations of texts, as carriers of independent information, as educational tools, or as witnesses of cross-cultural contacts and interests.

Generally, four classes of maps are recognized:

1. maps derived in some way or the other from Ptolemy's Geography

2. maps connected somehow with pre-Islamic Iranian political geography

3. maps reflecting connections with cartographic developments in European Christian cultures

4. narrative maps.

This classification is admittedly too narrow to do justice to the many different specimens that survive in many libraries and museums across the globe. It somehow also hides what is in my view the main, unifying feature of almost all maps from Islamic societies that I have seen: the multiplicity of their cultural features. The only class that does not bring together elements from at least two other classes is number 4.

In addition to the maps that can be included into one of the four classes there are exceptional specimens which differ from any of the standards represented by them.

In this introduction, we show a few examples of each of the four classes and of the exceptions.

Based on the work of Sonja Brentjes.

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231Vaugondy Atlas - 1845

I bought this atlas in late 2019 for $125 on eBay and we digitized it in December 2021. Published in 1845, it explains geographically, with political boundaries, how the world was understood in classical times and then re-looks at the world is understood in 1845. I was especially struck by the drawings (p6) of the globes that represented both the Copernican and Ptolemaic systems, the map of the voyages of discovery (p23), the map of Africa (p38) where vast amounts are still undiscovered (it would be 26 years before Stanley found Livingston) and 22 years before the Suez Canal was built. The map of North America (p39) is remarkably accurate and the only unknown places are in the arctic where, in the same year this atlas was published, 1845, the famous and ill-fated Franklin expedition was just being launched.

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232Wide World War Book - 1942


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233Hammond's Descriptive Atlas of Panama and the Isthmian Canal


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234Various Persuasive & Pictorial

A collection of various persuasive and pictorial maps.

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235Instruments of Navigation from the Collection of Jane and Ron Gibbs

Images of an astrolabe, an octant and a sextant, all instruments of navigation from the collection of Jane and Ron Gibbs. Shot in the studio of Tom Paper.

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236Star Atlas by Upton - 1896

An atlas of stars made in 1896 by a famous astronomer who attended Brown University and was a founder of the Ladd Observatory.

From Wikipedia: Winslow Upton (October 12, 1853 – January 8, 1914) was an American astronomer.[1] He published extensively on the subject of meteorology.[2]

He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and was valedictorian when he graduated in 1875.[1] Upton then worked as an assistant at Mitchel Observatory of the University of Cincinnati where he received his master's degree in 1877.[1] He later received an honorary doctorate from Brown in 1906.[3]

He became an assistant astronomer at the Harvard Observatory in 1877. During this time he wrote a parody of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore titled Observatory Pinafore.[4] Then he became an assistant engineer for the U. S. Lake Survey from 1879. In 1880 he was a computer at the U.S. Naval Observatory. He was a computer and assistant professor at the U.S. Signal Service in 1881.[5][6] He was appointed professor and head of the department of astronomy at Brown in 1884.[3] He then became director of Ladd Observatory when it opened in 1891.[7] During his tenure Upton also served as secretary of the faculty and dean at Brown.[2]

He was a member of the U. S. government eclipse expeditions of 1878 and 1883, also of two private expeditions sent out in 1887 and 1889, and in 1896-97 was attached to the southern station of Harvard University at Arequipa, Peru.[8] His systematic research studying meteorology during solar eclipses has been described as "pioneering."[9]

He married Cornelia Augusta Babcock in 1882 and they had two children. Eleanor Stuart Upton was a librarian at the John Carter Brown Library and Yale University Library. Margaret Frances Upton taught bacteriology. She was also a lab technician and research assistant at hospitals.[10]

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237Arrowsmith Atlas of 1812

This exhibit was put together by Ken Habeeb and Tom Paper when Ken had a map whose origin he did not know. Ken presented about his map, the one Tom Paper found at Rumsey, which is the Arrowsmith map, as well as the 1804 Wilkinson map, also from Rumsey, that has far more information on it. Ken spoke about both of these maps in his presentation on February 5, 2022 to the Bay Area Map Group.


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238Bay Area Map (BAM) Group Meeting - February 5, 2022

Presentations for the BAM Group, part of the California Map Society, on February 5, 2022, held on Zoom.

Playlist of videos of each of the presentations:

Chat from meeting here.

Dan Scollon's GIS links here.

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239Various Topo Maps


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241Various Africa Maps


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242The Excursion of One Who Yearns to Penetrate the Horizons - al-Idrisi - 1250

Maps of the known world, by Arab cartographer, Al-Idrisi, made in 1154 for King Roger II of Sicily. Images from the Library of Congress.

The Factum Foundation has an excellent article, referred to me by Sonja Brentjes, describing the maps.

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243Atlas to Marshall's Life of Washington

An atlas made as a complement to the famous biography of George Washington, written by Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. From the collection of Jane and Ron Gibbs.

From Wikipedia: John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the fourth chief justice of the United States from 1801 until his death in 1835. Marshall remains the longest-serving chief justice and fourth-longest serving justice in Supreme Court history, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential justices to ever sit on the Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Supreme Court (and for one month simultaneous to his tenure as Chief Justice), Marshall served as the fourth United States Secretary of State under President John Adams.

After his appointment to the Supreme Court, Marshall began working on a biography of George Washington. He did so at the request of his close friend, Associate Justice Bushrod Washington, who had inherited the papers of his uncle. Marshall's The Life of George Washington, the first biography about a U.S. president ever published, spanned five volumes and just under one thousand pages. The first two volumes, published in 1803, were poorly-received and seen by many as an attack on the Democratic-Republican Party.[119] Nonetheless, historians have often praised the accuracy and well-reasoned judgments of Marshall's biography, while noting his frequent paraphrases of published sources such as William Gordon's 1801 history of the Revolution and the British Annual Register.[120] After completing the revision to his biography of Washington, Marshall prepared an abridgment. In 1833 he wrote, "I have at length completed an abridgment of the Life of Washington for the use of schools. I have endeavored to compress it as much as possible. ... After striking out every thing which in my judgment could be properly excluded the volume will contain at least 400 pages."[121] The Abridgment was not published until 1838, three years after Marshall died.[122]

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245Bible Pictures 1890

Bible pictures from 1890, created by the German painter, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld.

From Wikipedia: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (26 March 1794 – 24 May 1872)[1] was a German painter, chiefly of Biblical subjects. As a young man he associated with the painters of the Nazarene movement who revived the florid Renaissance style in religious art. He is remembered for his extensive Picture Bible, and his designs for stained glass windows in cathedrals.

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246An Historical Atlas - 1826

Fascinating charts from 1826 about the history of the world by JE Worcester, famous for his "dictionary war" with Noah Webster.

From Wikipedia: Joseph Emerson Worcester (August 24, 1784 – October 27, 1865) was an American lexicographer who was the chief competitor to Noah Webster of Webster's Dictionary in the mid-nineteenth-century. Their rivalry became known as the "dictionary wars". Worcester's dictionaries focused on traditional pronunciation and spelling, unlike Noah Webster's attempts to Americanize words. Worcester was respected by American writers and his dictionary maintained a strong hold on the American marketplace until a later, posthumous version of Webster's book appeared in 1864. After Worcester's death in 1865, their war ended.

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247Das Neue Testament - 1827

I love this old German bible that I bought on eBay recently. The images are a little spooky...a couple of them quite graphic. I would love to add translations to each of the images. Tom Paper 4/14/2022

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248La Science Des Personnes De Cour - 1752

Maps and images from a 1752 French geography textbook.

"The science of the people of the court of sword and robe...which contains an introduction to geography, with a particular description of all the principal parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and America."

I'm pretty sure a few of the maps originally in the book were missing when I purchased it, in particular a world map and a map of North and South America.

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249Muirhead's Seventy Miles Around London - 1930

A gift from my wife Eleanor, this exhibit is of images from a small guidebook about London from 1930.

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250Illustrations of the Holy Scriptures - 1839


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251Pictorial Family Bible - 19th Century


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252Sketches and Cartoons by Charles Dana Gibson - 1898

I love these images and the beauty, humor, strength and intelligence of women that they portray. They remind me of my wife, Eleanor.

"Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867 – December 23, 1944)[1] was an American illustrator. He was best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent Euro-American woman at the turn of the 20th century. His wife, Irene Langhorne, and her four sisters inspired his images. He published his illustrations in Life magazine and other major national publications for more than 30 years, becoming editor in 1918 and later owner of the general interest magazine." Wikipedia

Charles Dana Gibson - wikipedia

The Gibson Girl - wikipedia

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253Egypte Ancienne - 1839

A French history of ancient Egypt, published in 1839, twenty years before the construction of the Suez Canal began, with a map and fascinating images. This book was published at the height of the period of "Egyptomania" in Europe, when there was a fascination with ancient Egypt, sparked by the discovery of The Rosetta Stone in 1799 and its translation in 1822. See also TDG exhibit here of various maps of the Suez Canal and Egypt.

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255Etats Unis - 1837

A French history of the United States from 1837.

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256Ruins of San Francisco - 1906

Shot in my garage, with my son, Michael, this photobook shows the aftermath of the April 18, 1906, San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fire. Published in 1906. Tom Paper, 5/27/22

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257San Francisco and California - 1906

Pictures of San Francisco and California from 1906, apparently before April 18, 1906, when the great earthquake happened. This book was a gift to me (Tom Paper) from my wife, Eleanor Bigelow, in early 2022.

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258Punch's Almanac - 1842-1861

A British friend says that Punch magazine was “...real English humour. Offensive to everyone.” These are images are from the first years, 1842 to 1861. The last issue was in 2002. Wonderfully intricate images. Be sure to check out the page from 1850 with cartoons about the California gold rush (Image 111 of 253).

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259London Interiors - mid-18th Century


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260Die Schrift - 1929

This exhibit is an exploration of typefaces, from ancient to modern, published in 1929. I find the imagery to fascinating and am eager to learn more. A high school classmate is a typeface designer and I will be curious to see what he thinks about this book. Tom Paper 6/20/2022

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262Antique Views of Ye Towne of Boston - 1882

I love this book about the history of Boston because it was written in 1882, when the revolution had happened only a century earlier. There must have been people alive at the time who knew people who had been a part of the revolution. All of the maps and images were created by the “Photo-Electrotype-Engraving Company,” which must have been high-tech for its time. Tom Paper 5/27/2022

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263The Land of Israel - 1866

Images from a book published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) in 1866. The SPCK is based in London and is still active today.

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265California Map Society (CMS) Spring 2022 Conference

Held at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University on June 4th, 2022.

  • Register to attend in-person here.
  • Register to attend virtually by the webinar here.
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266Report of the Cruise of the Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean - 1885

I became aware of this book after reading Hampton Side's amazing book, In the Kingdom of Ice, which tells the story of the 1880's De Long expedition of the Jeanette to the North Pole. As a part of the Jeanette story, Sides tells the story of the Corwin, which had a famous crew member, John Muir, who later wrote a book called The Cruise of the Corwin. This exhibit is an official report of one of the cruises of the Corwin, although I don't think the same cruise during which Muir was a crew member.

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267The Nile Boat - 1852

This exhibit comes from a book about the Nile River, published in 1852, during a period of European history in which people were consumed with Egyptomania. The author was William Henry Bartlett who, according to Wikipedia, "one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation."

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268A Graphic Story of the Great War - 1919

Small atlas, bought on eBay, published in 1919, in the aftermath of what was then known as the Great War, but would soon become World War One. Published by Frank F. Lovell and written by Merton M. Wilner. More info from Art Source International here.

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269The Curse of Drink - 1910

A book that was part of the prohibition and temperance movement, published by Elton R. Shaw, who, according to Wikipedia, was a "a churchman, author and publisher, lecturer and educator, campaigner in the prohibition and temperance movement and a naturist."

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270Bits of Camplife

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271Ocean to Ocean on Horseback

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272Dictionaire Geographique


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273Die Brei Gerechten Namacher

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274Atlas Zu Polyclet, 1877

"Atlas of the Measures of Man, according to Sex and Age, by Dr. Gottfried Shadow, Berlin, published by Ernst Wasmuth, 6 Wiederstrasse 6, 1877"

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275The Natural and Artificial Wonders of the United Kingdom - 1825


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276The Stones of Venice, by John Ruskin - 1858

Exhibit covering all the images, drawn by Ruskin, from the first two (of three) volumes. His categorization of marble types in Venice reminds me of Die Schrift, a book and exhibit on The Digital Gallery about fonts. "John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was an English writer, philosopher, art critic and polymath of the Victorian era. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy." Wikipedia

"Ruskin's writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. He wrote essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, architectural structures and ornamentation. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art gave way in time to plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. Ruskin was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century and up to the First World War. After a period of relative decline, his reputation has steadily improved since the 1960s with the publication of numerous academic studies of his work. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognised as having anticipated interest in environmentalism, sustainability and craft." Wikipedia

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277Scotland Illustrated - 1847

A review of beautiful places throughout Scotland, written by the William Beattie, a physician and poet, with illustrations by T. Allom, W.H. Bartlett, and H. M'Culloch.

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