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Inventory of the Louis Charles Karpinski Collection, 1500-1799
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Maps related to American history before 1800
Louis C. Karpinski (1878-1956) was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan and a cartographic specialist who published numerous books both in the fields of mathematics and cartography. One of his important projects was to go to Europe and select unpublished manuscript maps relating to the history of America before 1800 from archives in France, Spain, and Portugal. These maps, which were difficult to obtain in the United States, were reproduced in large clear facsimile form to make them available for scholarly research here. His project was sponsored jointly by the Clements Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Ayers Collection of the Newberry Library and the Huntington Library. Each institution was to receive a collection of fascimiles of the maps he selected and a copy of his inventory.
Copies of selected items may be made for personal reference purposes only. Since the collection consists of facsimiles, permission to reproduce any item for publication should be requested directly from the repository holding the original manuscript of the item.
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