Some highlights from an 1877 view of San Francisco.

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Topics include: the Mountains of the Moon, Greenland as a peninsula, and the 'Dragon Tail' model of the Malay Peninsula.

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“The Legendary Lost Chart of Captain Cook”

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A quick look at an 1861 first-edition example of Wackenreuder’s seminal map of San Francisco.

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A quick look at Ortelius’s map of Japan and the myth of Korea as an Island.

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A short video essay looking at maps and the Outside Lands Act of 1866.

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A short video essay looking at Samuel Lewis's rare War of 1812 map.

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A comparison of plates 2 and 3 of Abraham Ortelius map of the Western Hemisphere: Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.

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A look at the beginnings of urban San Francisco using Eddy's 1849 map, one of earliest obtainable maps of the city.

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A short video essay looking at one of the earliest and most important maps available to collectors of American maps.

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Transformations of Istanbul: from Byzantium to Constantinople, to the city we know today.

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The last efforts of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad to attract customers from San Francisco.

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