Category Archives: Atlases of the Week

Atlas of the Week: Maps

I chose Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski as this week’s Atlas of the Week. In this class, we have talked about how maps can be weaponized and used as tools of the state, but we have also discussed the … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week: Why Preserve the Night Sky?

This atlas depicts the amount of light pollution in the world measured on the Bortle scale. High concentration areas of light pollution radiate white and red from the source, while more rural regions will appear to be green and blue, … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week-The African-American Atlas

The Atlas of the week The African-American Atlas is very relevant to our class and to the University of Richmond. This Atlas chronicles significant points in African-American history that have influenced African Americans’ perspectives, lives, and aspirations today. This well-balanced … Continue reading

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Atlas and Blog Link of the Week

Both the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection and The Map as History website have large collections of atlases and maps. The David Rumsey Collection is a great resource for both maps and atlases, some of which date back all the … Continue reading

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Historical Virginia Maps Atlas

MapofUS.org houses thousands of atlases and maps. One that it particularly interesting and relevant is is the State and County Maps of Virginia Collection. This historical atlas compiles many maps dating as far back as the 18th Century. Taking a … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week – David Rumsey Map Collection

The David Rumsey Map Collection contains maps, pictures, globes, and manuscripts. It has many categories of maps or other sorts of representations and is housed in the Stanford University Library. It contains over 100,000 images from as far back as … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week- Dartmouth Atlas Project

The Dartmouth Atlas Project provides a huge selection of regional or national atlases and reports. For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The … Continue reading

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CIA Atlas of the Middle East (1993)

The CIA’s 1993 Atlas of the Middle East presents a wealth of information on probably the single most geopolitically important and complex region in the world at the moment. There are maps that show the region’s topography, oil reserves, freshwater … Continue reading

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Historical Atlas of My Family Lineage

This historical atlas isn’t technically a historical atlas, but that is what my family has always called it. I was born and raised in the United States, with no language ties to Montenegro. However, my father and his whole family … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Civil War

This atlas of the American Civil War features maps, photos, and stories of the bloodiest war on American soil. War atlases are very cool because they show Battlefields and the routes soldiers took throughout the course of a battle. It … Continue reading

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