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120 Ancient Maps Overlapped on Google Earth Reveal the Growth of Cities Across the World

04:00 - 26 May, 2019
120 Ancient Maps Overlapped on Google Earth Reveal the Growth of Cities Across the World , Cortesia de David Rumsey Map Collection
Cortesia de David Rumsey Map Collection

More than 120 old maps from the David Rumsey Map Collection were inserted in Google Maps and Google Earth, allowing us to learn how several parts of the globe were in the past. The maps can be seen by activating the 'Rumsey Historical Maps' layer in Google Earth or through a version of Maps developed for the project.

71 Thousand High-Res Historical Maps Available for Free Download

13:00 - 20 October, 2016
71 Thousand High-Res Historical Maps Available for Free Download, Courtesy of David Rumsey Map Collection
Courtesy of David Rumsey Map Collection

History and geography lovers rejoice! You can now see and even download incredible maps from the David Rumsey Map Collection database. The website contains more than 71 thousand maps and images that span the 16th to the 21st century and illustrate everything from the seven continents, to the entire world and even celestial bodies.

The maps and images serve as useful historical and artistic references, offering rare cartographic detail and insight into the visual organization of territories. The exceptionally high-resolution images can be filtered by place, author, and date of creation.