Mapping Movement in American History and Culture | Newberry

Mapping Movement in American History and Culture

Official State Highway Map of Michigan, 1942

Official State Highway Map of Michigan, 1942

This online archive and companion to the study, interpretation, and educational use of American maps of movement features more than 500 images of maps and accompanying text drawn from the extensive collections of the Newberry Library, from the European explorers’ maps to modern aviation cartography. Accompanying thematic essays and image captions by leading scholars in their fields offer a variety of perspectives on the history and technology of American travel, transportation, commerce, and communications. The archive is fully searchable by a variety of topics, including mode and context of travel, map format and genre, authors and publishers, geographic area, subject, and date.