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National Geographic Maps and World War

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

The far-off battles of WWI created an appetite for maps—and National Geographic was at the ready.

A couple of reproductions of National Geographic Maps from WWI are currently in the Map Room Display Case located just outside of Thompson 155.

“Revisiting WWI in Maps” will run thru December 2014 and contains other notable maps including 2 that were hand-drawn by T.E. Lawrence.

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New Books 6-25-14

“The Gough Map:  the Earliest Road Map of Great Britain?”  by Nick Millea

“Great Empires:  an Illustrated Atlas”  by National Geographic

“Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic 1482-1601″  by William B. Ginsberg

“A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946″ Volume 5 – Iowa & Minnesota  by Richard C. Carpenter

“Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps”  by Chet Van Duzer

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New Books & Historical Maps 6-13-2014


“An Atlas of Northamptonshire:  The Medieval  and Early-Modern Landscape”  by Tracey Partida, David Hall & Glenn Foard

“Mapping the Cultures of the West  Volume 1:  to 1750″ by Clifford R. Backman

“125 Years of Great Explorations:  Adventures & Discoveries that Changed the World” by National Geographic

“Visual Geography of Travel & Tourism” by National Geographic Learning (Jan van Harssel, Richard Jackson, Lloyd Hudman)

“Road Atlas:  Over 100 Years of Map Making 2014″ by The American Automobile Association (AAA) 30th Ed


Historical Maps of Great Britain’s Cities:

“A Street Map of Birmingham 1828″

Johnstons’ Map of Edinburgh 1893″

“A Street Map of London 1843″

“Laurent’s Map of Manchester 1793″

“Faden’s Map of Oxford 1789″

“Historical Map of York about 1850″


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New Books 6-2014

Atlas of Global Development (A Visual Guide to the World’s Greatest Challenges)

by:  Collins & the World Bank

Atlas des Migrants en Europe (Geographie Critique des Politiques Migratoires)

by: Armand Colin Atlas

The Military Atlas of World War II

by:  Chris Bishop

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New Books

“21st Century Atlas of the Moon” by Charles A. Wood & Maurice J.S. Collins

“Around the World:  The Atlas for Today” by Andrew Losowsky, Sven Ehmann, and Robert Klanten

“Finding their Way at Sea:  the story of portolan charts, the cartographers who drew them and the mariners who sailed by them” by Richard Pflederer

“The Golden Age of Maritime Maps:  When Europe Discovered the World” by Catherine Hofmann, Helene Richard and Emmanuelle Vagnon

“Oxford Atlas of the World:  Twentieth Edition”  by George Philip & Son, cartographer

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New Books

“Atlas of Migration in Europe”
(A Critical Geography of Migration Policies)
by New Internationalist
G5701 E27 A85 2012

“Global Atlas”
(A Comprehensive Picture of the World Today With More Than 300 New Maps, Infographics & Illustrations)
by National Geographic
G1021 N3935 2013

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Interested in Map Collecting?

Here are 7 facts from lifelong collector Daniel Crouch:

(courtesy of CNN)



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New Books

Tudor Townscapes
by Jeffery John Speed
(The Town Plans from John Speed’s “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine” 1610

Zhongguo kang Ri zhan zheng shi di tu ji, 1931-1945
by Wu, Yuexing
(Sino-Japanese War 1937-1945)

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New Exhibition @ Library of Congress

Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell’s Map of the United States 1784

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Rising Seas–National Geographic Map

If All The Ice Melted


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