A selection of historical maps of North America and the Great Lakes region from the MSU Map Library collections. Zoom, pan to view each map in great detail. All maps are available for high resolution download.
Historical township maps of Van Buren County, Michigan, from the wall map "A Farm Map of Van Buren County, Michigan" compiled by W. H. Goss and M. K. Orton. Published in 1906 in Rockford, IL by W. W. Hixson. Zoom, pan to view each map in great detail. All maps are available for high resolution download.
Pirates, Industry and War were featured heavily in 18th Century British news. Monthly topical and current events magazines evolved as a popular publication style at this time to help educated males in a growing Empire keep up with the latest events. The most prominent and among the earliest was Gentleman’s Magazine, which began as a digest reprinting the best articles from the slew of dailies and weeklies available in London. Over time it and its many competitors began to offer original content.