Saturday, February 5, 2011

Rumsey Maps 3 -travelling in space and time

    The maps on exhibit here are real life maps from the David Rumsey Collection at www.davidrumsey.com. This collection of historical maps, mostly of North America, of the 18th and 19th centuries, is fascinating if you are interested in history or maps as I am; come and have a look (you can get free maps too). Some are reproduced as wall hangings, but the sim is also a map of Yosemite made to scale, and a few globes in the sky are worth a good look.

You get an idea of the scale if you spot the person sitting...



Some of the maps I wanted to show I am guessing were rejected for copyright reason... but this gives you an idea of what you can see. There is a walkway with loads of maps on frames as the second picture above shows.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rumsey%20Maps%203/111/29/57
The sim is rated PG/General

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