Wednesday, August 21, 2013

40,000 Historical Maps


The amazing David Rumsey Map Collection of historical maps has just grown by a massive 5,359 new maps and images from around the world. The collection now holds 42,725 maps, all of which you can view online.

120 of the historical maps in the collection can also be viewed on this David Rumsey Google Map. One really interesting map in the David Rumsey Map Collection that I have seen linked to a few times this week is this informative map of San Francisco's China Town from 1885. Amongst other things the map shows the location of brothels, gambling dens and opium dens in San Francisco's China Town.

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