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March 6, 2009 - 1,572 New Maps Added

The following are highlights from 1,572 New Maps and Images added to the David Rumsey Collection. All titles may be found by clicking on the View links below. Or click here to view all 1,572 new maps. (This link shows 1850 maps and images because some of the new 1,572 items are text pages added to atlases and the entire atlases are shown). Atlas Nouveau, 1742 Covens et Mortier; Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-172, Amsterdam 107 Maps.  The entire text of the bound-in geography has been put online - ... Read full article

Recent Additions March 6, 2009 0 Comments

August 17, 2002 - 705 New Maps Added

The following are highlights from 705 New Maps added to the David Rumsey Collection. All titles may be found by searching under Search/by Publication Author using the author last names below. Or click here to view all 705 new maps. Railroad and Land Development Maps of Texas, various dates, 1877 to 1892. (Galveston, Texas), Houston and Texas Central Railway, International & Great Northern Railroad, Southern Pacific Company, St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railway Company, Texas and Pa... Read full article

Recent Additions August 17, 2002 0 Comments

November 27, 2010 - 1,786 New Maps Added

Below are descriptions of 1,786 new maps and images recently added to the David Rumsey Collection. Included for the first time are six new BookReaders that enable page turning books in the Luna software; four of these are new atlases: Popple's 1746 Atlas of North America; Pertermann and Milners's 1850 Atlas of Physical Geography; Williamson's 1870 Removal of Blossom Rock in San Francisco Harbor; and Baker's 1936 Atlas of American Agriculture. Also, two important boundary dispute atlases, the ... Read full article

Recent Additions November 27, 2010 4 Comments

Landmark 1979 California Water Atlas Debuts Online

Originally published in 1979, The California Water Atlas, a monument of 20th century cartographic publishing, has been scanned and put online for free public access by the David Rumsey Map Collection. Linda Vida, Director of The Water Resources Center Archives of the University of California asked David Rumsey and Cartography Associates to scan and make available to the public this extraordinary book. The copyright holder, the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research, agreed to a... Read full article

News January 21, 2010 11 Comments

September 23, 2012 - 2,174 New Maps Added

2,174 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 34,595 maps and images. Highlights in this addition are Arrowsmith's Large Maps of Europe, Africa and Asia, 1796 - 1818, Pardies'  Star and Constellation Maps of the Heavens, 1693, the five volume 1764 Petit Atlas Maritime by Bellin, Pownall's 1776 Topographical Description, a huge 1845 manuscript map of the New York and New Haven Railroad, a group of Pocket and Guide Maps from 1822... Read full article

Recent Additions September 22, 2012 1 Comment

August 19, 2013 - 5,359 New Maps Added

5,359 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 42,725 maps and related images. Highlights in this addition are Rizzi Zannoni's 1808 Atlante geografico del regno di Napoli; a very early geography game from France, Le Jeu du Monde of 1645; several World Atlases by Stieler; 60 Maritime Charts from the United States Exploring Expedition, 1850; over 900 topographical and geological maps from the 19th and 20th century published by the... Read full article

Recent Additions August 19, 2013 0 Comments

February 11, 2013 - 2,745 New Maps Added

2,745 new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 37,365 maps and related images. Highlights in this addition are Cruz Cano's large wall map of South America 1775, two miniature atlases from 1758 and 1762, maps by Aaron Arrowsmith, a large group of pocket maps, an important large wall map of Georgia 1818, three copies of Tanner's American Atlas 1823, 1824, 1833,  63 birds-eye views of the Austrian countryside around Vienna 1837, Em... Read full article

Recent Additions February 11, 2013 0 Comments

Online Rumsey Maps Reach 100,000. Part One - 2016 Additions

Since the last Recent Additions blog five years ago, more than 41,000  new maps and images have been added online, bringing the total online collection to over 100,000.  Because of the large number of maps in this Recent Addition, we are splitting the 41,000 updates into four blog posts of about 10,000 maps each, divided roughly into the years following the last post - 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. This post covers highlights of additions made in 2016.  All titles may be found by clicking on th... Read full article

Recent Additions June 25, 2020 4 Comments

April 4, 2015 - 15,342 New Maps Added

15,342  new maps and images have been added to the David Rumsey Map Collection, bringing the online collection to 58,078 maps and related images. Highlights in this addition are over 2,000 Pictorial Maps; the Claes Janszoon Visscher 1611 Leo Belgicus map;  the 1570 and 1608 editions of the Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; a massive group of German Invasion plans for England, Wales, and Ireland in WW II; 1682 Map of the areas around Mexico City; 2 important early atlases of Swiss Topography; ... Read full article

Recent Additions April 4, 2015 3 Comments