This might well be of interest.
For the record, when I tried to access the maps from the
thumbnails, Netscape crashed.
All the best,
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Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 16:45:47 +0000
From: Richard Higgins <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Online catalogue of early maps and prints of Co Durham
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Not exactly archives, in that it only deals with printed items, but I
hope of interest at least to local historians. A joint project between
Durham County, Cathedral and University Libraries funded by the British
Library Co-operation and Partnership Programme, Pictures in Print has
sorted, conserved, organised, boxed, catalogued and digitised our
separate holdings of early printed maps and topographical prints of
County Durham (roughly up to the 1860s - pre-OS and widespread use of
photography), creating the basis of a union catalogue on the WWW.
The project web site is at
where there will be (when I finish writing it) a full account of the
project, and is a link to the database with some 1,600 items catalogued.
Nearly all the map images are now available (it has taken ages to piece
them together). The zooming technology requires a browser plug-in which
only works with Netscape/IE on a PC platform, and which you may have
trouble installing if you have a tightly controlled PC network but the
rest is standard.
Any comments will be most helpful - notifications of mispelling,
misattributions and other mistakes will not be taken amiss, as checking
is still going on.
In the tradition of announcing new web resources, please expect it to be
broken by the time you look ...
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