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Start Date: 2015-11-04
Maps of Africa to 1900 The Maps of Africa to 1900 digital collection contains images of maps listed in the bibliography Maps of Africa to 1900: A Checklist of Maps in Atlases and Geographical Journals in the Collections of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Bassett & Scheven, Urbana: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2000).
An extensive collection of 19th century atlases and geographical journals, including the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society (United Kingdom), the Bulletin de la Société de Géographie de Paris (France), and Petermanns Geographische Mittheilungen (Germany). Bassett’s bibliography lists 2,416 maps of which nearly 78 percent date from the 19th century.
The collection includes Professor Thomas Bassett's Personal Collection comprised of about 200 maps and are added as he collects them.
The Library digitized as many of the maps as possible from the Map Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections. The project was completed in 2011
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