Take Two®

News and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by A Martínez

Stanford's map center is home to thousands of cartographic gems

by A Martínez | Take Two®

Deardra Fuzzell, a cartographic technology specialist at Stanford inspects a 1742 celestial atlas in both paper and digital form at the new David Rumsey Map Center. Photo courtesy of Wayne Vanderkuil, Stanford Libraries

The largest collection of maps on the west coast is now housed at Stanford University

Some of the 150 thousand artifacts cover entire walls -- others are available at the click of a button

For more on the treasures to be found at the David Rumsey  Map Center, Take Two's A Martinez spoke with G. Salim Muhammad.

He's the center's director and curator.

You can see pictures of a few of the maps on display in our slideshow up above.

To find out what else is on display at the David Rumsey Map Center, you can check out their website



blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy Take Two®? Try KPCC’s other programs.

What's popular now on KPCC