Map of Hong-Kong and of the territory leased to Great Britain under the convention between Great Britain and China signed at Peking on the 9th of June 1898. (1:84,480)
[London] War Office, 1932
G 7823 H45 1932 G7
We acquired an incredible collection of several Turkish Geological Maps this summer. Thank you to Liz Catlos and her students for the time and effort it took to collect these maps and have them delivered to us!
And this week we finally finished cataloging and processing them, so you can now peruse them in the stacks at your leisure. Included are geological surveys, landslide inventories, and active fault inventories.
Background: The University of Texas Libraries, along with the University of Texas Press, is presenting an event highlighting the historic maps of Mexico’s agave-rich western region contained in the collections of the Benson Latin American Collection.
Terroir meets territory as the second installment in the Libraries’ cartography series — “You Are Here: ¡Viva Tequila!” — focuses on the crossroads of historic and contemporary culture of Mexico and its tequila.
Lucinda Hutson, author of the UT Press-published ¡Viva Tequila!, will talk about the history of the region and the rise of Mexico’s most notable contribution to the world of distilled spirits, and attendees will view historical maps of Mexico from the Benson’s collection to help place the story of tequila into geographical context.
Save the date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, from 11:30-1:30! We are starting a new series, You Are Here, showcasing maps across campus. Our first one will be in the PCL Map room with an exhibit of Austin Maps.
To be eligible to win, you must be a UT student. In the case of a tie, the most detailed answer, including place names, formation names, coordinates, or description of the imagery, will win. Deadline is September 9, 2013.
We’ll offer a “where in the world” mystery image contest once a month.
Worm’s-eye views is a Library of Congress cartographic materials genre term. In terms of drafting, photography, and cinema, a worm’s-eye viewoffers the perspective of the world as seen from the ground.
Although worm could refer to many creatures, even to ancient serpents or dragons, I most often think of the earthworm. Earthworms do not even have eyes- they have photoreceptors. Maybe I unfairly stereotype earthworms as creatures that exist and toil with no interest in their marvelous nature nor in their important role in the cycle of life. So how would a worm gain a gloriously unique perspective of insight and beauty?