Wednesday, August 22, 2007

David Rumsey Collection

Another serious cartography dream website. Can zoom (and it's still very clear) in as in this example of Asia and a close up of Ceylon from the same map.

Map description.. "A new and accurate map of the Empire of the Great Mogul, together with India on both sides the Ganges, and the adjacent countries. Drawn from the most approved modern maps and charts: the whole being regulated by astronl. observations, by Eman: Bowen. (London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge ... M.DCC.XLVII)

who:Bowen, Emanuel; William Innys [et al.] what:Geography Book; Atlas Map when:1747 where:Asia; India; Bangladesh; South Asia; Southeast Asia"

Next is my chosen close-up of mainland south-east Asia from...

"Author: Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726; Covens et Mortier
Date: 1742
Short Title: Carte d'Asie.
Publisher: Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier"

HEY, I figured out how to move images around on blogspot! Just cut and paste. So, now I can not have them all bunched up at the top. So here I go showing readers how good the images are at David Rumsey, from beginning to end, a maximum of 6 different projections...

The same cartographer's India (1723)

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