A short video looking at the mapping of one of the earliest oil booms in America.
A look at John Bachelder’s maps and views of the Battle of Gettysburg, turning point in the Civil War Featured maps:
Our newest video takes a quick look at Gastaldi’s La Nuova Francia, one of the seminal maps in the history of New France, France’s early colonial claims in America. The map is filled with important cartographic details, depictions of life in the wilds of North America, fantasies, and myths. It is interesting to compare it …
A short discussion of the mapping of Arabia in European maps, from the Ptolemaic tradition to the Royal Danish Expedition of the 1760s.
A unique artifact of Gold Rush San Francisco, including one of San Francisco’s most famous buried ships! Featured map: 1850 Anonymous – San Francisco. from actual Surveys [manuscript map]
An examination of a French map of Mexico and Texas from the year 1840. Topics include the 1819 Adams-Onis Treaty, the Republic of Texas, and Franco-Mexican relations, including the Pastry War. Featured map: SOLD: 1840 Brué – Carte Nouvelle du Mexique du Texas et d’une Partie des Etats Limitrophes