Old Maps

jay's picture

To appologize for my last post, here is a site I just read about:

David Rumsey

Lots of old maps w/ nice (or interesting) typography. You can zoom in very close, and considering it was just written up in the New York Times, the site seems fairly fast.

Here's a sample:


map of chicago

Jay

aquatoad's picture

Hi Jay,

Great site! I was promoting it in this thread:
http://www.typophile.com/forums/messages/83/8080.html?1049383437

Now all we have to do is take the beauties on these old maps and do something like this with them:
http://www.emigre.com/EFfeature.php?di=87

Randy

hrant's picture

BTW, I recently saw an old Dutch map, and the lettering reminded me very strongly of Salmiak.

hhp

jay's picture

Whups! Missed that thread; I hardly ever go to the Type ID Board. Sorry 'bout the re-post. I should probably spend more time there.

Thx for the Emigre link

roballoo's picture

Thanks Randy for the Dalliance link. I saw that font in use somewhere the other day ( I don't know where now) ~ and was a wonderin' what the font was. Now I know!

brodyp's picture

The USA Library of Congress also has an extensive collection of maps going back to 1500.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

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