1. The ongoing project is funded by the Regione Toscana (POR CREO FESR 2007–2013 Attività 1.1 Linee d’intervento d). The overall duration is two years. ArCEs leader: LabGeo. Applied Geography Lab, University of Florence. Scientific coordinator: Prof. Margherita Azzari, Partnership: Parallelo s.a.s (digital archive: project and application) and Geosystems S.r.l. (WebGIS).
  3. For a round-up of national and international digital projects concerning early mapping, see:
  4. The National Library of Scotland has one of the largest map libraries in the world, with around two million items. The Library’s collections span some 700 years, ranging from medieval manuscript maps to current digital mapping. Concerning the web portal see: Fleet, Withers Charles, and Wilkes (2011).
  5. The Georeferencer application has been developed by Klokan Petr Pridal and the Moravian Library Brno as part of the OldMapsOnline project by the University of Portsmouth (UK), see, Southall and Pridal (2012) and Fleet and Pridal (2012).
  6. Funded by the European Union’s eContent Plus programme 2007–2009:
  8. Also worth remembering is the Greifswald University’s cartographic collection, which holds about 7,000 historical maps of Denmark, Germany and Sweden:; and maps online of the Copenhagen University Library and the National Library of Denmark:
  16. It consists of about 1,300 volumes of which 111 are rare, 558 geographical maps (of which many are single sheets), 213 containers, 57 brochure volumes, 320 various magazines. The geographical themed material is mostly of the 1800s and 1900s (Cassi, 1986).
  17. It is an inedited archive, and its publication, thanks to Giovanni Bencini, will unveil the work of topographical engineers during the mapping of the colonial territories.
  18. An interesting example of geographical search in library catalogues is in Buckland and Lancaster (2004).