Dating old maps

The first official set of county maps produced for the Commonwealth are known today as the Melish-Whiteside maps.Drawn between 18, they were based upon actual county surveys, and include information such as township lines, municipality names, geographic features, roads, distances, and surface features.This funding has now finished but we plan to continue making content updates periodically.

My initial estimate was after 1905 (as it says in the caption for Norway that it was ) and before the 1912 Balkan War (after which a lot of the Ottoman Empire’s European territory was lost.Please re-visit the page, as new electronic map images will be added periodically.Digital copies of all county maps may be ordered from the Archives, and incur a $5.00 per map charge, plus a $10.00 per-order set-up fee. Patrons will receive a locked PDF version of the file (no image manipulation or printing allowed) unless the use fees form has been completed, in which case either an unlocked PDF, JPEG, or TIFF file will be provided.If you wish to know the date when satellites captured those aerial images that you now see in Google Maps, you will have to use Google Earth for that (for some reason, these dates aren’t displayed on the Google Maps website).

Launch the Google Earth program, search for any location and zoom in as much as possible.

Nearly all the institutions providing online map collections have a much larger paper map collection available at their respective institutions, but the Old Maps Online portal will only search and provide direct linkage to the online maps.

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