The resource is a project of the William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry Library in Chicago. It is a reference work designed to provide information about the creation and boundary changes of every county in the United States, from the earliest county creation in the 1600s to 2000.
Collection includes 150,000 maps, focusing on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s.
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The Digital Sanborn Maps project provides online access to fire insurance maps for most cities and towns in Illinoisbetween 1867 and 1970. The maps contain information such as building footprint,construction materials,building use, and location of windows and doors, as well as street names, factory and buisness owner names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries,and house and block numbers.
Features demographic research mapping tools that allow for demographic data analysis. The main goal is to visually display the demographic change that has occurd inthe U.S. since 1790 through present down to the county level.
Searchable database of more than 300,000 images applicable different times, cultures, and disciplines. Combination of images, data, and texts provides comprehensive art-related teaching, learning, and researching capabilities. Can view and analyze images through features such as zooming and panning.