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Hritlà, The Smugglers' Cove

On the mysterious southern continent there are two competing colonies from the major powers in the north – Linyaró (which I posted a map of previously… 308 more words


Maps, Muses, and Magical Markings

I once worked in a map library. Every day, I’d touched maps that’d been folded into knapsacks in the cold of the Antarctica or squiggles on paper that’d meant the difference between life and death for explorers in central Africa. 414 more words


Old Saharan Trade Routes Map

See also:
V is for Vintage Sahara Maps
Blanks on the map

I came across this old French map of the Saharan trade routes from 1889 .  361 more words


Why Are They Called "Maps?"

Isn’t it obvious? They’re maps.

It’s been a bit since I’ve checked in. I hope all is well with you!

In the meantime, I’ve been working on quite a few projects, big and small. 183 more words


NCSU: Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC

North Carolina State University: Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC. “NC State researchers are unveiling an interactive site that allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States. 65 more words

New Resources

Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories

We often think of maps as utilitarian tools that help us get from A to B without too many detours. For many a cartophile, however, they’re at once a beautiful object, an inspiration for storytelling and adventure, and the product of incredible craft and care. 825 more words


Digimap - Ordnance Survey

The University Library subscribes to Digimap, a digital mapping service that can be used to generate Ordnance Survey (OS), historic, geological, marine and environment maps. 323 more words