Also organizers of international cartographic conferences. The Map & Geoinformation Curator Group is a non for profit union of individuals dealing with Map Librarianship, Map Curatorship, and Map Archiving, representing Map Libraries, Map Archives, Map Collections and relevant entities dealing with cartographic material of analogue and digital type.
MAGIC is associated with the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage. CH is the specialist portal for maps from libraries and archives in Switzerland.
It offers several possibilities for linking out: links to cartographic sites in general, links to libraries and institutions with large map collections, links to websites on the history of cartography, links to contemporary maps viewers such as Google Earth, and links to current expositions on cartography.The site contains also a news blog about map history (with special focus on Switzerland).The Ransom Center has only one notable collection of individual maps and globes: the Kraus Map Collection, representing nearly the entire contents of Catalogue 124: Monumenta Cartographica from the New York antiquarian dealer Hans P. This 1969 catalogue featured a wide range of individual maps of Europe and America, a few atlases, and a group of manuscript letters by Abraham Ortelius.For many fields, notably Chicago history, genealogy and local history, cartography, and printing, there are also rich sources for the twentieth century.The collection numbers some 1.5 million books, five million manuscript pages, and 300 000 historic maps.
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