<a href='//www.lib.msu.edu'>MSU Libraries</a> | https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/feed/map-library/atom/ 2018-10-29T08:22:00-04:00 Drupal We Were Almost Michigania https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/271417 2018-10-29T08:22:00-04:00 2018-10-29T08:22:00-04:00 weessie2 We Were Almost Michigania https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/oct/we-were-almost-michigania <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This French-made map from 1785 was the first to bear forms of the word “Michigan” applied to a land area.  It was also one of the first to recognize the fledgling country by its chosen name, United States, here in the French, Etats-Unis.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:22:00 +0000 weessie2 271417 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu Michigan With No Thumb https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/271411 2018-10-22T08:59:00-04:00 2018-10-22T08:59:00-04:00 weessie2 Michigan With No Thumb https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/oct/michigan-no-thumb <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This map depicts Michigan oddly with no thumb and with a range of mountains extending down to Florida.  It carefully marks waterway portages that link the Great Lakes with the Mississippi river system and points out several mines including one of copper at present day Chicago.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:59:00 +0000 weessie2 271411 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu California as an Island https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/271407 2018-10-09T14:06:00-04:00 2018-10-09T14:06:00-04:00 weessie2 California as an Island https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/oct/california-island <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>From 1622 to the middle 1700s European mapmakers were drawing California as an island separate from North America.  In 1701 Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino walked around Baja California and proved that California was not an island.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:06:00 +0000 weessie2 271407 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu An Error-ridden Map of Michigan https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/271403 2018-10-01T12:09:00-04:00 2018-10-01T12:09:00-04:00 weessie2 An Error-ridden Map of Michigan https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/oct/error-ridden-map-michigan <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Michigan was swarming with settlers in the 1850s.  As the rural population rose, counties were organized, split, and reshaped at a fast pace.  Settlers were eager to buy maps that reflected the newest information and relied on mapmakers to pay attention to such developments.  </p></div></div></div> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:09:00 +0000 weessie2 271403 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu Here There be 'Gators! https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/271397 2018-09-24T09:05:00-04:00 2018-09-24T09:05:00-04:00 weessie2 Here There be 'Gators! https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/sep/here-there-be-gators <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This map depicts a very accurate rendering of the Great Lakes for its time.  Illustrations sprinkled throughout the map show Native Americans engaged in various activities including drying fish and being eaten by an alligator.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:05:00 +0000 weessie2 271397 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu German Michigan https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/271385 2018-09-17T08:36:00-04:00 2018-09-17T08:36:00-04:00 weessie2 German Michigan https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/sep/german-michigan <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>In 1860, one-quarter of the foreign-born population in Michigan was from Germany.  These two maps of Michigan appeared in two popular German-made atlases, made when many western Europeans were immigrating to the United States.  </p></div></div></div> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:36:00 +0000 weessie2 271385 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu On Display This Week: The Birth of a Myth https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/245569 2018-09-10T08:55:00-04:00 2018-09-10T08:55:00-04:00 weessie2 On Display This Week: The Birth of a Myth https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/sep/display-week-birth-myth <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h1>The Birth of a Myth</h1> <h5>Note: The following maps will be on display in the MSU Map Library the week of September 10, 2018. They were both generous gifts of Ron Dietz.</h5></div></div></div> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:55:00 +0000 weessie2 245569 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu “The most magnificent work of its kind ever produced” --Sotheby’s https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/271375 2018-08-31T15:57:00-04:00 2018-08-31T15:57:00-04:00 weessie2 “The most magnificent work of its kind ever produced” --Sotheby’s https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/aug/most-magnificent-work-its-kind-ever-produced-sotheby-s <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Joan Blaeu, like his father before him, was the official cartographer to the Dutch East India Company. This affiliation brought his mapmaking firm advantageous intelligence on the far eastern lands due to the Dutch monopoly on the spice trade.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 19:57:00 +0000 weessie2 271375 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu We are on the move! https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/271059 2018-06-28T15:07:00-04:00 2018-06-28T15:07:00-04:00 weessie2 We are on the move! https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/jun/we-are-move <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Bob and his crew are actively moving the MSU map collection to the 2nd floor of the East Wing.  We anticipate the move completing in mid-August in time for Fall 2018 semester.  We plan to stay open during the move, just let us know what you want to find and we will track it down!</p> </div></div></div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:07:00 +0000 weessie2 271059 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu Summer in 3D: a weeklong series of 3D data workshops https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/node/270459 2018-05-08T14:49:00-04:00 2018-05-08T14:49:00-04:00 atickner Summer in 3D: a weeklong series of 3D data workshops https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/map-library/2018/may/summer-3d-weeklong-series-3d-data-workshops <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This summer we are having a week long series of 3D themed workshops! All workshops will be held in the Digital Scholarship Lab between 3:00-5:00.</p> <p><strong>Monday June 11</strong><br /><strong>Intro to 3D Modeling and Printing with OnShape</strong></p></div></div></div> Tue, 08 May 2018 18:49:00 +0000 atickner 270459 at https://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu