Rik's Ramblings

Friday, July 16, 2004

Cartographica Extraordinaire: The Historical Map Transformed

I was watching The Screen Savers yesterday and they were inteviewing a guy called David Rumsey . He has a really cool website full of old maps. Hey, now you know I really am a geek!

Anyway, he's got a new book out: Cartographica Extraordinaire
Here's what they say on Amazon about it;

    Cartographica Extraordinaire alluringly presents the highlights of a remarkable collection of historical maps. What makes this book stand out from other published map archives, though, is its reflection of the generosity, energy, and intellectual curiosity of David Rumsey.
Not just yankie maps, found some really good old French ones. Incredible resolution!

This image of Cap d'Agde one ...

Is a zoom in of this picture of South West France ...

Incroyable n'est pas?


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