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Pirates, Industry and War: British Magazine Maps of the 18th Century

British Magazine Map

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. 

See the Online Exhibit

This website reproduces a variety of maps from the MSU Map Library Collection which appeared in British magazines in the 18th century. 

Scanned Maps: Africa

1867 Map of Africa

A selection of historical maps of Africa from the MSU Map Library collection.  Zoom, pan to view each map in great detail.  All maps are available for high resolution download.

Scanned Maps: Canada

1922 Map of Canada

Historical map of Canada from the MSU Map Library collection.  Zoom, pan to view each map in great detail.  Map is available for high resolution download.

Scanned Maps: Michigan

1855 map of Michigan by John Farmer

A selection of historical maps of Michigan from the MSU Map Library collections.  Zoom, pan to view each map in great detail.  All maps are available for high resolution download.

Scanned Maps: Michigan Counties & Cities

1847 Map of Lansing

A selection of historical maps of Michigan counties and cities from the MSU Map Library collections.  Zoom, pan to view each map in great detail.  All maps are available for high resolution download.

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