It doesn't seem to like Macintosh either!
Nick Millea wrote:
> Dear Lis-mappers,
> 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 ...
> # Richard Higgins
> # Durham University Library
> # Archives & Special Collections
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> Nick Millea
> Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
> tel : 01865 287119
> fax : 01865 277139
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> homepage: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/