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Vandermaelen Atlas Universel

Philippe Vandermaelen's 1827 Atlas Universel is a truly remarkable work consisting of 380 conically projected maps and 40 pages of statistical tables in six volumes. It was the first atlas produced by the then novel printing process known as lithography. As part of a special project funded by the Friends of the Princeton University Library, these maps were digitized and placed online here. Visitors can read about the process of digitization and watch a fascinating video of the virtual rotating globe constructed from these fine maps. Additionally, visitors can view individual sheets of the atlas at their leisure. It is a remarkable journey indeed and one that should be savored via multiple visits over an extended period of time.
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June 14th, 2013
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June 12th, 2013 at 3:20pm
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June 13th, 2013 at 9:55am
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