I needz a mapz of ol' placez.
September 26, 2010 3:58 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for really beautiful, detailed wall maps of Ireland, The Canadian Maritimes and New England. Nice maps of Europe and US wouldn't hurt either.

Hello all,

I'm interested in the history of fiddle music, which oftentimes involves communities in places that don't exist anymore (small towns that eventually got eaten up by bigger towns). I'd like to find maps that list these old places and towns by name.

I'd like to have some really nice maps on my wall that have those places on them. Ireland and Cape Breton are two special interests, but also Newfoundland, Maine and the rest of New England would be good too. Something general for US and Europe would be handy but not as big a priority.

A decent sized map of each would be nice but I probably won't have huge amounts of wall space, so they don't have to be gigantic. Something that's attractive is really important.

Any thoughts?

posted by sully75 to Society & Culture (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Try Metskers or the Philadelphia Print Shop.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:06 PM on September 26, 2010

I've really liked Raven Maps New England map as well as their other offerings. They are US-focused and not historical, but I figure you might enjoy them because they're just lovely.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:14 PM on September 26, 2010

A place to find maps online might be the Library of Congress online map collection.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:16 PM on September 26, 2010

Be sure to buy a map of the Canadian Atlantic provinces, not just the maritime provinces. Lots of that fiddle music comes from Newfoundland and you won't find that on a maritime provinces map.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 4:30 PM on September 26, 2010

Historic Map Works
posted by Knappster at 5:24 PM on September 26, 2010

Maybe you'll find something in the National Geographic maps at maps.com
posted by various at 7:14 PM on September 26, 2010

David Rumsey Map Collection. Lots of old maps, high resolution, prints available.
posted by fings at 7:22 PM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Or go straight to National Geographic for their maps, instead of through a middleman.
posted by maryr at 11:44 PM on September 26, 2010

Ordinance Survey Ireland have a browsable 1842 map of Ireland here which can also be purchased.
posted by minifigs at 2:49 PM on September 27, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks everyone. The LOC comes in handy again. I have a pretty excellent photo printer, so I may be able to make some nice maps myself. Really good stuff here though!
posted by sully75 at 4:55 AM on September 28, 2010

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