Saturday, January 03, 2015

The Historical Maps of Japan Collection

The Zenrin Virtual Museum is a wonderful collection of antique vintage maps of Japan.

The site is in Japanese but navigation is pretty intuitive, so non-Japanese speakers should easily find their way around. The collection is organized by date, so if you select 'Collections' the maps are listed in chronological order from top to bottom (with the eldest maps at the top).

The maps themselves are presented as zoomable images. So why they are not strictly interactive digital maps you can zoom and pan the maps to examine them in detail.

If you are a fan of vintage maps then you might also appreciate this round-up of the Best Vintage Slippy Maps of 2014.

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