If it's good enough for the Beeb I thought I should cross-post it to
lismaps. --A 

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Subject:        new website for antique maps of Africa
Date:   Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:29:54 -0800
From:   Michael Smith <[log in to unmask]>
To:     <[log in to unmask]>

Hello, I am glad to announce the launch of this website at Northwestern
University.  I am the former map librarian there, and worked on the
site's preparation (mostly research and cataloging) for nearly two
years.  I think this is a fine complement to a similar (and larger)
website at Stanford.  Also noteworthy about the site is the high quality
of the images.  We welcome comments (I will pass them along to NU),
especially with regards to my cataloging (I am NOT a cataloger:) and

There was a recent, short article about the site from the BBC:

16th- Early 20th Century Maps of Africa
This site features digital copies of 113 antique maps of Africa and
accompanying text dating from the mid 16th Century to the early 20th
Century. All scanned maps are authentic and originally collected by the
Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies (or the Africana
Library) at Northwestern University.



Michael L. Smith
Map Librarian
Social Sciences & Humanities Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

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phone: 858-534-1248
fax: 858-534-7548

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