Geography & Galvani: A Selection of the William H. Galvani Rare Maps Collection

This post was written by Lauren Goss, MLIS student at San Jose State University and student assistant in SCARC. 

The William H. Galvani Rare Maps collection consists of over 1,000 maps spanning the entire globe.  Equipped with a background in history and geography, I was pleased to take on the challenging and complex task of arranging and describing this collection.  This blog post features a few maps giving a glimpse of the breadth and depth of this fascinating collection.

Map of Africa Showing Railway and Telegraphic Lines, Elevations and Latest Geographical Data From: The National Geographic Magazine, (Vol. XX, No. 3), March 1909 Editor: Grosvenor, Gilbert H. Publisher: The Matthews-Northrup Works

Map of Africa Showing Railway and Telegraphic Lines, Elevations and Latest Geographical Data
From: The National Geographic Magazine, (Vol. XX, No. 3), March 1909
Editor: Grosvenor, Gilbert H.
Publisher: The Matthews-Northrup Works

Item 11: Croquis de Positions Francaises et Chinoises dans la Region de Chu (Loch-Nan) du 7 au 14 Octobre 1884 (Carte 11) From: Journal des Sciences Militaires Geographic Location: Vietnam Printer: Dufrenoy Publisher: Baudoin

Item 11: Croquis de Positions Francaises et Chinoises dans la Region de Chu (Loch-Nan) du 7 au 14 Octobre 1884 (Carte 11)
From: Journal des Sciences Militaires
Geographic Location: Vietnam
Printer: Dufrenoy
Publisher: Baudoin

Carte pour Suivre Les Operations du Siege de Paris avec l'indication des Secteurs , 8a, 1878 From: Panorama de la defense de Paris contre les armes allemandes par Philippoteaux. Explication precedee d'une notice historiique avec carte du departement de la Seine By: DuPont, Paul Engraver: La Beolle, A. Geographic Location: Paris (France) Printer: Dupont Jr., Paul

Carte pour Suivre Les Operations du Siege de Paris avec l’indication des Secteurs , 8a, 1878 From: Panorama de la defense de Paris contre les armes allemandes par Philippoteaux. Explication precedee d’une notice historiique avec carte du departement de la Seine By: DuPont, Paul
Engraver: La Beolle, A.
Geographic Location: Paris (France)
Printer: Dupont Jr., Paul

Adirondack Survey 1873 - Specimen of Preliminary Reconnaissance Sketch Showing the Approximate Positions and Names of Thirty Nine Ponds or Lakes Important and New to the Maps (Pl. 11), circa 1870 From: Report on the topographical survey of the Adirondack Wilderness of New York for the year 1873. By: Verplanck, Colvin; New York (State) State Land Survey Geographic Location: Adirondack Mountains, New York (United States) Lithographer: Weed Parsons & Co. Surveyor: Colvin, Verplanck

Adirondack Survey 1873 – Specimen of Preliminary Reconnaissance Sketch Showing the Approximate Positions and Names of Thirty Nine Ponds or Lakes Important and New to the Maps (Pl. 11), circa 1870
From: Report on the topographical survey of the Adirondack Wilderness of New York for the year 1873. By: Verplanck, Colvin; New York (State) State Land Survey
Geographic Location: Adirondack Mountains, New York (United States)
Lithographer: Weed Parsons & Co.
Surveyor: Colvin, Verplanck

Map of Eastern Honduras, showing the gold and silver regions of Olancho & Tegucigalpa; and the Valley of the Guayape, 1857 From: Explorations and adventures in Honduras. By: Wells, William V Cartographer: Well, E. Engraver: C. Copley Geographic Location: Honduras

Map of Eastern Honduras, showing the gold and silver regions of Olancho & Tegucigalpa; and the Valley of the Guayape, 1857
From: Explorations and adventures in Honduras. By: Wells, William V
Cartographer: Well, E.
Engraver: C. Copley
Geographic Location: Honduras

Sketch Map Showing the Mineral & Silk Districts of the Province of Shan-Tung (China) to accompany the paper by J. Markham, Esqre (Vol XL, Page 207), 1870 From: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society Cartographer: Wellen, Edward Geographic Location: China

Sketch Map Showing the Mineral & Silk Districts of the Province of Shan-Tung (China) to accompany the paper by J. Markham, Esqre (Vol XL, Page 207), 1870
From: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society
Cartographer: Wellen, Edward
Geographic Location: China

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