January 2006 archive

Old Maps of New England…

It is not globes, per se, but the Burlington Free Press recently ran an article about a gent name David Allen who has a site called Old Maps. He is basically going around digitizing old maps with the intent of preserving them. He puts them on CD and makes them available for sale. He recently succeeded in scanning 1850s-era maps for all of Vermont:

The detailed 1850s road maps – with homeowner names – are now available for convenient use for the first time. We have scanned these remarkable old documents (11 county wall maps) and made them available on CDROM.

He’s also scanned maps in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It’s good to see someone doing this before all the maps of that era decay.