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maps-msg - 12/17/99

Sources for old maps and reproductions.

NOTE: See also the files: info-sources-msg, calligraphy-msg, paper-msg,
parchment-msg, nav-inst-msg, ships-bib, med-ships-art, travel-msg.


This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that
I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some
messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.

This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan╣s Florilegium.
These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org

I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with
seperate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes
extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were
removed to save space and remove clutter.

The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I
make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the
individual authors.

Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these
messages. The copyright status of these messages is unclear at this
time. If information is published from these messages, please give
credit to the orignator(s).

Thank you,
Mark S. Harris AKA: Lord Stefan li Rous
RSVE60@email.sps.mot.com stefan@texas.net

From: meg@tinhat.stonemarche.org (meg)
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Maps of the Ancient World
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 94 01:37:56 EST
Organization: Stonemarche Network Co-op

If there ever was a place which would carry such an item, the Map Shop on
High Street in Upton-on-Severn, Worcs. WR8 0PB. I don't have the phone
number, unfortunately, but you can probably get it from the directory.
They have the largest stock of usual and unusual maps I have ever seen.
And if they don't have one, they will probably know who does.
Good Luck!
Megan, who also is fascinated with old maps, especially of medieval
cities and towns.

In 1994: Linda Anfuso
In the Current Middle Ages: Megan ni Laine de Belle Rive
In the SCA, Inc: sustaining member # 33644

meg@tinhat.stonemarche.org | YYYYY |

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
From: alr@nauvax.ucc.nau.edu (LADY ANNA)
Subject: RE: Maps of the Ancient World
Organization: Northern Arizona University
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 1994 22:20:09 GMT

Anyone interested in said maps might also try the National Geographic
Museum in Washington D.C. I bought a really nice map of Medieval England
there when I went with Close-Up. I don't know the address or phone number,


From: salley@niktow.canisius.edu (David Salley)
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Historical Maps
Date: 4 Mar 94 14:22:23 GMT
Organization: Canisius College, Buffalo NY. 14208

To the gentle that was asking about historical maps;

For your map catalog:
Hammond, Inc.
515 Valley Street
Maplewood, New Jersey, USA 07040
1 (800) 526-4953
Warning: Following from 1989 catalog, YMMV

Under Antique Map Reproductions:
WORLD AND AFRICA SET contains: double-hemisphere world map by John Speed,
[1651]; map of Africa from Blaeu's Grooten Atlas [1648-65]. 0-8437-0207-9
Size: 24 3/4" x 16 1/4" Each set: $9.95

EUROPE AND WESTERN HEMISPHERE SET contains: map of Europe from Blaeu's Grooten
Atlas [1648-65]; map of North and South America by Johannes Baptisa Homann,
[1732]. 0-8437-0202-8 Size: 24 3/4" x 16 1/4" Each set: $9.95

EUROPE NAVIGATION AND GREAT BRITAIN SET contains: Navigation Chart of Europe
by Peter Goos, [1668]; Great Britain and Ireland by John Speed, [1676].
Size: 24 3/4" x 16 1/4" Each set: $9.95 0-8437-0203-6

COLONIAL AMERICA AND NEW FRANCE SET contains: map of Colonial America by
Louis Denis [1725-1794]; New France with Quebec city view, [1719].
Size: 24 3/4" x 16 1/4" Each set: $9.95 0-8437-0206-0

Additionally, they list other interesting items such as; Historical Scotland,,
The Clans of Scotland wallchart, Clan Map of Scotland, Historical London,
Historical Wales, The Royal Map (Geneology of GB royal family), Cathedrals
and Abbeys, etc. All in all, an interesting catalog.

- Dagonell

SCA Persona : Lord Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake, CSC, CK, CTr
Habitat : East Kingdom, AEthelmearc Principality, Rhydderich Hael Barony
Internet : salley@niktow.cs.canisius.edu
USnail-net : David P. Salley, 136 Shepard Street, Buffalo, New York 14212-2029

From: cjcannon@ucdavis.edu (7/18/94)
To: Mark Harris
CC: Gary Spechko, jag@cyberdex.cuc.ab.ca
Mail*Link« SMTP RE>Medieval Maps Book

Dear Mark, and Greetings, m'Lord de Bethume,

The information regarding the book on maps lies below:

LCCN: 94-20551 ISBN: 0876540809 LC's Call#: GA201.W48 1994

Whitfield, Peter.

The image of the world : 20 centuries of world maps.

San Francisco : Pomegranate Artbooks in assoc. w. the British Library, 1994.

viii, 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 29 cm.

1. Cartography--History. I. British Library.

Price: ca. 20 # U.K. or $31.00 US

My pleasure.

Grannia Rua
[Carol J. Bell Cannon, cjcannon@ucdavis.edu]

From: "Martha A. Compton" <macpob1@airmail.net>
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Medieval Maps: Where to find them?
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 16:31:11 -0500

Jeff Foehringer wrote:
> I am looking for reproductions of maps made before 1500.
> Yes, they exist. I saw several decorating the walls of the Nitany Lion Inn
> at Penn State. No one working there was able to tell me where they were
> purchased. Anyone know the address of any stores where they can be
> purchased?

I an not aware of the reproductions you spoke of but, I would like to make you
aware of the following web sites http://www.antiquemaps.co.uk/ &
http://www.buccaneer.net/mapsforsale.htm. They have affordable period maps.
Yes! I have seen some as little as $25.00! Good luck.

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 19:41:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: H B <nn3_shay@yahoo.com>
To: sca-arts@raven.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: Maps of Medieval Paris

Who was it that wanted maps of Medival Paris?? It was a while ago, and
I cleared out the message after searching a few web sites I have
bookmarked on map collections and not finding it. So, now I found some
-- in the Paris Pages, tourist info! I don't recall the specific years
requested -- maps here from 1552, 1572, 1575, 1615, 1779, 1960 -- but
this is fun to look at anyway, so here's the URL:


-- Harriet

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