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[ Nuclear materials ] NUCLEAR THREATS TO THE BAY AREA. Point Reyes Station: Pelican Alliance for Safe Energy, 1981.

Nuclear materials threaten the Bay Area

A rare 1981 persuasive map highlighting the pervasive presence of nuclear materials in civilian and military facilities around the San Francisco Bay Area.  It was published by the Pelican Alliance for Safe Energy, an anti-nuclear group based in Point Reyes and active from the late 1970s into the mid-1980s. “If you live in the Bay […]

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Research by Marvin Resnikoff / Design by Richard Bickhart / Printed by Faculty Press, THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX TRANSPORTATION ROUTES. New York: Radioactive Waste Campaign, 1988.

Thematic map protesting the transport of nuclear weapons and material across the United States

A compelling 1988 persuasive map protesting the variety and volume of dangerous nuclear weapons and material being transported across the United States. The map depicts the United States covered with lines and symbols delineating routes for “truck and rail transportation of nuclear materials among the primary nuclear weapons production facilities, laboratories, and waste sites.” The […]

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Timothy Edward Downs, Road Map to the World Wide Web [and on verso:] PC Computing The World Wide Web Business and Beyond. New York: Ziff-Davis, 1995.

Timothy Edward Downs maps the World Wide Web

A rare and striking map of the World Wide Web capturing the excitement of the earliest days of the new technology. Designed by legendary technical artist Timothy Edward Downs as a bonus for purchasers of PC Computing magazine. PC Computing and Timothy Edward Downs Back in the early nineties PC Magazine, PC World and PC […]

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Terrific 1850s-style “Naval Stores” trade sign

Decorative mid 19th century-style trade sign for a dealer in charts & globes

A highly-decorative mid 19th century-style trade sign for an unidentified dealer in naval stores, charts and globes, with three superbly-detailed applied relief carvings of navigational instruments. This trade sign was constructed from old, evenly-patinated oak boards joined horizontally and cut to a “tombstone” shape, with a “kerf-cut” molding around the edges. To this the maker […]

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[Anonymous], ΧΑΡΤΗς ΤΗς ΜΕΔΒΑς [Map of Medaba]. [Jerusalem, ca. late 1897-1900?]

Early manuscript rendering of the Madaba Map of the Holy Land

A rare and lovely manuscript based on the famed Madaba Map. One of the most spectacular cartographic relics of the ancient world, this enormous sixth-century mosaic floor map includes the earliest extant map of the Holy Land. Created in the late seventh century, the mammoth mosaic of the Middle East now known as the Madaba Map […]

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White Mountains bird's eye view by G. W. Morris

A striking bird’s-eye view of the White Mountains

A striking bird’s-eye view of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, produced to supply the burgeoning tourist trade of the late 19th century. By the end of the 19th century the Lakes and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire had become major tourist destinations, with a well-developed network of rail and coach links, hotels and inns, and guide […]

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Various surveyors, Archive of maps and plans reflecting the development Siasconset and surrounding areas. Boston and Nantucket, 1880-1922.

Unique cartographic archive of the village of Siasconset on Nantucket

A unique archive of maps and plans tracing reflecting decades of real estate speculation and development in the village of Siasconset, on Nantucket’s southeast shore. Nantucket manuscript material is vanishingly rare on the market, and it would be impossible to reproduce such a grouping today.  Background After decades of great prosperity mid-18thcentury Nantucket entered a […]

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[Anonymous]. Devizes Prison BLOCK PLAN. [No place, ca. latter part 19th century.]

Plan of a prison influenced by Bentham’s Panopticon

Fascinating 19th-century manuscript architectural plan of a Wiltshire prison on a revolutionary design, owing a debt to Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon. Devizes Prison (properly Devizes County House of Corrections or colloquially “New Bridewell”) was designed by Richard Ingleman (1777-1838). Construction was completed in 1817, and the facility remained in use until being closed and demolished in […]

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