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FW: Early Maps of Japan

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  • Eric Munson
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 18, 2003
      > > ** Early Maps of Japan
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      > > There are now over 200 images of early maps of Japan from
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      > > UC's East Asian Library Japanese Historical Map Collection
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      > > at http://www.davidrumsey.com/japan/ . Eventually the entire
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      > > collection will be scanned and put online.
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      > >
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      > > There are three ways you can view the maps. You can use a
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      > > Java client, a regular interface that will work with most
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      > > typical browsers, and a GIS browser. I used the regular one
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      > > to browse the contents of this collection. The regular
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      > > browser popped up a new, framed window with several frames
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      > > and the thumbnails from the map collection.
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      > >
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      > > Double-click on the thumbnail for yet another popup window
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      > > with a closer view on the map. From that window you can zoom
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      > > in and out on the map, pan over it, print it, or get image
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      > > details. Some gorgeous maps here.
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