Map & Large Format Document Scannning: Scanning Policy & Use

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An online Scanning Services Request Form is provided to enable NU Library staff to assist with your scanning projects.  Please submit a completed form and you will be contacted via email. 

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A new map of Louisiana : with its canals, roads & distances from place to...

Author, etc.: Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus), 1792-1868.
Title: A new map of Louisiana : with its canals, roads & distances from place to place along the stage & steam boat routes.
Publisher: Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell,
Date: 1847.
Description: 1 map : color ; 26 x 33 cm.
Scale: Scale [approximately 1:1,965,000] (W 95°--W 88°/N 33°--N 29°).
Notes: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846 ...
  Relief shown pictorially.
  Prime meridian: Washington.
  Includes distance tables of "New Orleans to Pittsburg", "New Orl. to Natchitoches" and "N. Orleans to the Balize."
  Inset: New Orleans.
  "24." in bottom right margin.
Alternative titles: Inset title: New Orleans
Library of Congress subject headings: Louisiana --Maps.
  New Orleans (La.) --Maps.
Location: MAIN Government Info Map collection) (Non-circulating)
Call number: G4010 1847 M5 24
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Contex HD Ultra i4250s Color Scanner

Offers Hi-Resoultion imaging of NU collection's maps, posters and other large format documents.


Maximum Scan Width:   42 inch (1067 mm)
Scanning Speeds: 
4,0 (inch/second) 200 RGB Color
2,0 (inch/second) 200 dpi grayscale/monochrome

Scanner Access Policy

Northwestern University Library Scanner Access & Use Policy

  1. Access to the Contex Large Format Scanner is offered to students, faculty and university staff.
  2. All materials to be scanned must be from the NU Library collection, or have a demonstrated research, instructional, non-commercial purpose.
  3. All materials to be scanned must be evaluated as to the condition and suitability so as not to damage the item or the scanner.
  4. Staff assistance is required for use of the Contex scanner.
  5. To request assistance, please submit a Scanning Services Request
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