March 21, 2006 - 1,048 New Maps Added

The following are highlights from 1,048 New Maps added to the David Rumsey Collection. All titles may be found by launching the Insight Browser or Java Client and searching under Search/by Publication Author using the author last names below. Or click here to view all 1,048 new maps.

Nouvelle Metode, la Geographie, 1693
Dangeau, abbe de, Manuscript
French Atlas of outline maps by Dangeau, perhaps some of the earliest examples of outline maps used for teaching geography. View Atlas

Introduction a la Geographie, 1717
Fer, Nicolas de, Paris
6 Maps and plates. An early French geography book. Includes a map of California as an island. View Book

Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America, 1760
Jefferys, Thomas, London.
18 Maps. 1st edition, published during the French and Indian War. This work describes and maps many of the French possessions that were to pass to England at the War's conclusion in 1763. View Book

Atlas des enfans, 1784
(Schneider, J. H.); Bruyset, Jean-Marie, Lyon
25 maps and plates. An early French school atlas that was published in many editions. View Atlas

Thomas's Library Atlas, 1835
Thomas, Joseph; Fenner, Rest, London
71 Maps. A pocket atlas, also used as a school atlas. Includes 26 classical maps. View Atlas

Skol-Atlas, 1852
Stieler, Adolf; Brudin, J. L., Stockholm
24 Maps. A Swedish school atlas, published as a Swedish edition of Stieler's Tashen-Atlas. With a title page and preface in Swedish; maps in German. View Atlas

New General Atlas, editions of 1870, 1880, and 1890
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus, Philadelphia
3 editions of a very popular 19th century American Atlas, showing the political and economic expansion of the United States over three decades. The 1870 edition includes R.A. Campbell's Atlas of Illinois. View 3 Atlases
View 3 Atlases, plus the 1860 Mitchell New General Atlas

8 Atlases of Westchester County and Northern New York City, ranging in date from 1881 to 1914. The atlases show rapid suburban growth over 30 years along the railroad lines running north from New York City. Titles include Bromley, Westchester County 1881 (first edition); Bromley, Westchester County 1910; Bromley, Westchester County 1914 (two volumes); Bromley, Northern New York City, 1893; Hyde, Westchester County 1900; Hyde, Rural District North of New York City, 1908; and Mueller, City of Yonkers 1907. View 8 Atlases