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October 12, 2007 11:21 AM   Subscribe

Do you know the way to San Jose? I found this googling for map images for an animated title sequence I am doing. Wow. A treasure trove of antique maps of every age, description and location.
posted by ranchocalamari (15 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yeah -- go south from San Francisco on 101.
posted by ericb at 11:31 AM on October 12, 2007


Good maps. And note this message at the top of the web site's page:
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posted by Rashomon at 11:41 AM on October 12, 2007


Neat, thanks!
posted by jonson at 12:04 PM on October 12, 2007


Very neat!
posted by dpx.mfx at 12:05 PM on October 12, 2007


MMMMMMMMM, maps! Me likey.
posted by desjardins at 12:14 PM on October 12, 2007


Nice find ranchocalamari. Cool to come across a buried web treasure. Love those old maps.
posted by nickyskye at 12:16 PM on October 12, 2007


Yeah -- go south from San Francisco on 101.

I once started collecting photos of San Jose signs on the 101,880,680 etc so I could start the doyouknowthewaytosanjose.com website, only to find the domain was already taken (not surprisingly I guess). Oh well, ifyouregoingtosanfrancisco.com is still available.
posted by inflatablekiwi at 1:10 PM on October 12, 2007


I clicked the google ads just to support the guy cause I figured us Mefites were costing him some money. But the ads are all for antique map dealers and their websites are pretty cool too.
posted by PercussivePaul at 1:22 PM on October 12, 2007


Thank you. This is incredibly cool.
posted by koeselitz at 2:23 PM on October 12, 2007


I add my thanks. Man, I love maps.
posted by languagehat at 2:47 PM on October 12, 2007


Highly awesome.
posted by tepidmonkey at 4:12 PM on October 12, 2007


Fantastic! The World- Principal Air Routes 33 1/2 hours London to New York (stopping at Halifax)
posted by marvin at 4:45 PM on October 12, 2007


this is wonderful. I thank you.
posted by Busithoth at 7:19 PM on October 12, 2007


Glad you all enjoyed this. It's my first post on MeFi.
posted by ranchocalamari at 12:05 PM on October 13, 2007


If you're a map geek, you'll also love Strange Maps. Thanks for the post!
posted by cogat at 4:57 AM on October 14, 2007


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