Collection C005 - Antique maps collection

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Antique maps collection

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  • Cartographic material

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  • 1570-[19--] (Creation)

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Physical description

ca. 200 maps : b&w & col.

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Scope and content

The antique maps collection contains mostly early maps of America, Europe and Asia. Many of these maps are hand coloured. Some of the later maps show cities, including London and Paris.

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Physical condition

Some of the maps are in good condition, others are in poor shape. See conservation note for more details.

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      Restrictions on access

      It is only possible to consult the maps that have already been conserved. See conservation note for more details.

      Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

      Many of the maps are no longer under copyright and can be used freely. Some of the later maps are in copyright. Permission might be required to use these maps for purposes other than research or private study. Concordia University does not hold the rights for the materials in this collection.

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      An item-level listing is available for all materials that have already undergone restoration treatment. The listing of available maps is included as part of this description.

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      No future accruals are expected.


      The maps that compose this collection are currently in the process of being restored. The maps were previously mounted into frames using poor quality enclosures. This mounting caused damage to the items. Further, the paper-based frames caused the items to be very difficult to maneuver. To ensure that the maps were not damaged further, access was limited.

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