Saturday, March 10, 2012

Old Maps Online

R. Mark Adams was kind enough to send over a link to Old Maps Online. The site uses an interactive interface that allows you to travel to locations around the globe and then links to a database of stunningly high resolution historical maps to browse or download. The maps are interesting in and of themselves, but also make great bits of ephemera to include with any projects tied to a specific location.

Here's a look at the area around what would become Fairfield, NY from 1776. Eventually the town would become home to Barnett College, where Professor Henry Jones Jr. would spend much of his early career. At this point in time most of the country north of the Mohawk River was unmapped and unexplored by Europeans.

2 comments:

Phil said...

Thanks for the link! Hopefully these are copyright free.

After seeing Tobal's creation from a couple days ago, I'm thinking no box of relics or investigators kit is complete without a groddy old bit of map witappropriatete X's and scribbled notes.

Tóbal said...

A very useful link indeed!
Maps are cool as ephemera documents in all projects as Phil says...
Thanks very much!!!
And now...what maps do I need???XDDD