David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford Library

The David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford Library opened on April 19, 2016. It houses the entire David Rumsey Map Collection as well as a growing number of other collections: the Glen McLaughlin Collection of maps of California as an Island, the Dr. Oscar I. Norwich Collection of Maps of Africa and over 10,000 antiquarian maps collected over the years by Stanford Special Collections. The Rumsey Map Center is open to the public on weekdays from 1-5pm and weekday mornings by appointment. The Cent... Read full article

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Old Maps Online - Historical Maps Search Portal

Old Maps Online www.oldmapsonline.org is a search portal for historical maps from five different map libraries in Europe and the United States. The David Rumsey Map Collection is a participating library. The search interface is similar to the MapRank search that is used on the Rumsey site. As of March 1, 2012, about 60,000 historical maps are in the search portal. It is expected that the number of participating libraries will increase over the coming year, along with the number of maps in the... Read full article

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Japanese Historical Maps from the East Asian Library, UC Berkeley

The remarkable collection of Japanese Historical Maps held by the East Asian Library at the University of California Berkeley campus have been put online over the last five years in a collaboration between David Rumsey and the library.  Over 1,900 images are currently online and the collection is expected to grow by several thousand more images.  The home page of the Japanese Historical Map Collection Launch Japanese Historical Maps in LUNA Browser Read full article

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The AMICA Library - Art Museum Images From Cartography Associates

The AMICA Library is now freely available for the first time to individual subscribers world-wide. Students, artists, art enthusiasts, independent scholars or art historians can view the AMICA Library.without charge. By viewing the AMICA Library, subscribers agree to the AMICA Subcription Agreement. The AMICA Library with over 90,000 high quality art images is one of the finest art image databases on the Internet. Content for the on-line AMICA Library has been selected by prominent museums wo... Read full article

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Farber Gravestone Collection

The Farber Gravestone Collection is an unusual resource containing over 13,500 images documenting the sculpture on more than 9,000 gravestones, most of which were made prior to 1800, in the Northeastern part of the United States. The late Daniel Farber of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Jessie Lie Farber, were responsible for the largest portion of the collection. This online version of the Farber Gravestone Collection is sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society. The Web site and... Read full article

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LUNA Commons

The LUNA Commons site provides free access to over 225,000 images from more than 15 important collections of cultural materials, including paintings, maps, books, sculpture, gardens, Americana, posters, fashion, and more... The home page of LUNA Commons, www.lunacommons.org Browse Collections in LUNA Commons The LUNA Browser used by the LUNA Commons site allows searching across all the collections and combining images from many collections at once.  For example, Rumsey Historical Maps can be ... Read full article

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NASA Images

The site NASA Images was originally launched in July of 2008 and was hosted by the Internet Archive; it is now hosted by Luna Imaging as a public service.  It contains over 140,000 images and videos from NASA's archive. Luna Imaging and David Rumsey provided  the LUNA browser software.  Adam Brin created the first combined group of NASA's 25 separate websites by crawling them for images and data, and setting up the initial instance of NASA images in the Luna software. The homepage of NASA Images Read full article

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