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Maps and Map-making in India

Atlas Vallard

The University of Michigan Library is honored and delighted to be a part of the“India in the World” College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Theme Semester. This exhibit highlights the Clark and Hatcher Libraries’ extensive collections of materials from and about India,…

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The Geography of Colorants

S. Rom. Imperii circuli et electoratus Bavariae tabula choragraphica

“Today the list of colorants manufactured industrially covers nine thousand pages in nine volumes of the Colour Index International, the bible of dyers and colorists. Here these bright, synthetic earths have no fanciful names but are catalogued uncompromisingly by hue, use, and a number…

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Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud

Genovesato Serenissimae Reipublicae Genuensis...Descriptio

During the late 19th and early 20th century, Henry Vignaud, an American diplomat living in Paris, was amassing a large personal library, including books, atlases, maps, and other publications. In 1923-4 the University of Michigan acquired his library from his widow. His map collection was divided…

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