A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century
December 28, 2013 12:22 PM   Subscribe

Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century.
posted by cthuljew (8 comments total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
Ohhhhh nooooooo BUT I HAVE WORK TO DO TODAY D:

Seriously, though, this is a fantastic find, and relevant to multiple areas I'm supposed to be researching right now. Thanks so much for sharing!
posted by Narrative Priorities at 12:48 PM on December 28, 2013

Lovely, thanks for the link...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 12:55 PM on December 28, 2013

Georectify me.
posted by goethean at 3:40 PM on December 28, 2013

Northwestern Illinois had voting returns before Northeastern Illinois.
posted by goethean at 3:51 PM on December 28, 2013

Honestly, this is an awesome thing. The map-loving child in me approves.
posted by wallabear at 4:26 PM on December 28, 2013

Great, thanks for posting!
posted by carter at 4:53 PM on December 28, 2013

This looks completely fantastic, thanks.
posted by werkzeuger at 5:44 AM on December 29, 2013

This is fabulous.

They had a rough time nailing down the exact shapes of the great lakes, didn't they?
posted by double block and bleed at 1:27 PM on December 29, 2013

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