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Hello! Thank you for letting me join this forum, I am Fran from Chicago. I am a History major and am interested in collecting vintage and "old-timey" maps. The more geographically inaccurate they are the better, of course!
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Welcome to Cartotalk!

Are you familiar with David Rumsey's online collection of maps? When I need to find a particular historic map, I always have a rewarding time on his site although I usually spin-off on some tangent somewhat unrelated to my initial quest.

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I'm always glad to see other historians being interested in maps... :)

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And I'm really pleased to see people who are interested in inaccurate maps!

Welcome from me!

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P.S. have you read the story, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz, by Russel Hoban?

"Jachin-Boaz lives in an unspecified town in the Near East, where he owns a shop that sells all kinds of maps; maps to find water, love, money, whatever the heart desires. He tells his son, Boaz-Jachin, that he's making him a master-map that will be given to him when he is a man; a map that will contain all the secrets of the other maps combined, so that he will be able to find whatever he decides to look for, thus assuring him of a proper start in life. Jachin-Boaz shows his son the map and asks him what he would like to find. 'A lion,' says Boaz-Jachin. 'A lion,' says Jachin-Boaz. 'I don't think I understand you. I don't think you're being serious with me. You know very well there are no lions now.'"

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Do you know about the Chicago Map Society?

And about my website (still under construction) of links to historic Chicago maps?
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