This township plat map shows land owners in one 6-mile by 6-mile survey township in Montmorency County, Michigan. The names entered here represent the first time these lands were in private hands under state and federal law and shows transactions that occurred through about 1874.
Practically all of the land sold in this township served as either bounty lands to compensate veterans under the Scrip Warrant Act of 1855 or to support the establishment of Agricultural Colleges through the Morrill Act of 1862. The proceeds from land sold to...Continue reading "On Display This Week:: Township Plat from mid-1870's"...
Dediée au roy de Danemark par son trés humble et trés obeissant et trés fidele serviteur Lahontan. 1703.
Captain Louis-Armand de Lom d’Arce, Baron de Lahontan of the French marines explored the western Great Lakes. As a colorful and flamboyant figure he caused controversy and comment everywhere he went.
Scholars usually lambaste his cartographic style, which was less accurate than other works of his time. The stylization seems to accentuate relationships and features more so than spatial accuracy, much like a subway map.
Other troubles...Continue reading "New in the Map Library: Carte Generale de Canada, 1703"...
New publishing techniques make it possible for everyone who writes to publish books. MSU Journalism instructor Joe Grimm has published eight books using several methods, including the academic press, print on demand, working directly with publishers, multi-platform digital publishing, and working with small publishers. Come figure out how to publish your next book!
Part of the Faculty Discussion Group series on Alternative Publishing Models in Academia, organized by the MSU Libraries in response to faculty request.
Wednesday, January 30, 4-5 PM
MSU Main Library,...
Etats Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale
by Charles François Delamarche, published by Antoine Boudet in Paris in 1785.
Detail from map
This map captures the state of affairs in the short period between the Treaty of Paris in 1783 and the formation of the Northwest Territory in 1787. When the United States successfully broke with Great Britain it consisted of 13 states and a considerable amount of unorganized territory. The exact boundaries of the states, especially their western boundaries, were quite imprecise.
The text mentions 10 new states to...Continue reading "New in the Map Library: Etats Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, 1785"...
The MSU Map Library presents “Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c.” by Nicolas Sanson, engraved by Jean Somer, published by Pierre Mariette in Paris in 1656.
This large hand-colored map represents important advances in European understanding of Great Lakes geography. It was the first map to draw and label all five Great Lakes in recognizable form. Lake Ontario bears an alternate name of Lac de St. Louys, and Erie also bears the alternate name ‘du Chat.’ Lake Huron is labeled Karegnon and Lake Michigan is known as Lac de Puans. Explorers had not yet reached the ends of the Great...Continue reading "Sanson 1656 map of Le Canada ou Nouvelle France"...
Need some fun reading over winter break? Be sure to check out our Popular Business Collection. We have many fun books to read including Eli Broad's book The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking. (Review available here.)
The MSU Map Library has added several new sets of digital topographic maps:
Ethiopia at 1:250,000 by the Ethiopian Mapping Agency YaʼItyoṗyā kārtā śerā derejet
These new sets join our Ethiopian JOGs which were added in June 2012. All sheets are available in JPG preview, TIF, and GeoTIF. In the future we plan to add some sheets of Somalia at 1:100...Continue reading "Digital Topographic Maps: Somalia and Ethiopia"...
Emily Treptow started on November 1 as the newest business reference librarian at the Gast Business Library. Emily will be serving as the subject specialist in the areas of international business and entrepreneurship/small business and career information. Her areas of professional interest include social media, online learning technologies, and information literary. Welcome Emily!
The Gast Business Library will close early at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed Thursday - Saturday, November 22-24. We will resume normal hours on Sunday, November 25.
Traveling for the upcoming holidays? The Gast Business Library has a new audio books collection that can help fill up those long hours of travel. Our collection includes titles like:
If you're not first, you're last: sales strategies to dominate your market and beat your competition / Grant Cardone.
Inside Apple: how America's most admired--and secretive--company really works / Adam Lashinsky.
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking / Susan Cain
The books circulate 2 weeks and renewals are allowed unless recalled.
Find the entire collection...Continue reading "Check out the new Business Library Audio Books Collection"...