Open access maps at New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. The collection features maps made between 16th century to the early 2oths of Europe, South America, the US and New York. NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded (!), through the Map Warper. First, create an account, then click a map title and go. Here’s a primer and more extended blog post on the warper.

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Read more about Maps at HCS-Manguinhos:

Olshin, Benjamin B. A sixteenth century Portuguese report concerning an early Javanese world map. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Feb 1996, vol.2, no.3, p.97-104. ISSN 0104-5970

 Browne, Janet. Natural History collecting and the Biogeographical tradition. Hist. cienc. saude, 2001, vol.8, p.959-967. ISSN 0104-5970



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