Saturday, October 4, 2008

Antique Map Images

This is an 1814 map of North Carolina by Milke. My mother has an antique map for all the places we have lived. They are beautiful. I think that is how my love of maps started.

This is an 1884 map by CC Royce of the Cherokee lands. In North Carolina we have a large population of Cherokee Indians and a Cherokee reservation. The casino industry is doing well there I hear.

This Alaskan map is from 1897. Very little of Alaska had been explored at this time.

This map of Washington Territory is dated 1865. It was done by the Surveyor general for the Northern pacific Rail Road Route. It was to help with oil, gold, copper, and other types of mining.

This is a map of the Texas and Indian territories. It is dated 1879.

This map if Rhode Island is just beautiful. Dated 1823 it was done by Fielding Lucas. His maps are some of my favorites. The map below of the Indian Territories was done in 1889. It is a very precise and hard to read map.

This week I have some maps as my free images. I really love old maps. The colors and text are beautiful. The insets are always unique. The most startling thing I realized today in going through some of my map collection is how much we have taken over the land in the past two hundred years. How uncharted the world was just a brief time ago.
I hope some of these maps will find a way into your art work.


TxScrapAddict said...

Love maps! TFS!

Mar said...

i LOVE old maps too
and lookie there
you have indian territory
i live there

Vicki said...

Thank you, Elizabeth,

These are lovely.

Scrappy Cat said...

I love maps too - in fact, I did a journal entry about my love of maps recently. And I live in Oklahoma too, so I really appreciate your sharing these maps - thank you!

Tita Moma said...

Thank you for sharing the maps.

Wabbit said...

Thanks for sharing your maps. I always love checking out your blog. I live in Arizona which is more indian reservation than not. We have 27 tribes here, where they were all pushed when the white men took over their lands. The friendly, affable Navajo got the worst part of the deal. Their res is barren desert. The more warlike Apache got the prettiest part of AZ for their reservation. But now they're all getting revenge with the casinos. They're everywhere!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

Thanks so much for those maps! Your so very generous. Though sad to see how much the white man has destroyed the Indian Teritory.