Databases of Cartographic Images
One relational database has been created for each period: Ancient, Early Medieval, Late Medieval and Renaissance. Basically they are my futile attempt to capture, in one place, all of the significant information that I could find pertaining to each illustration for easy and quick reference. This information usually includes: a description of what geographical featrures and/or concepts are being displayed; pertinent historical background information; the known location of the image; references used/consulted; the actual size of the image; and anything else that I thought was interesting relative to the map in question. The choice of which cartographic images are included is purely personal. The sequence is basically chronological according to the date of either the illustration, a "scholarly estimate" or, if is a reproduction, facsimile, reconstruction or interpretive re-drawing it is placed within the same time frame of the original; although you will notice this is often deviated from in order to group certain maps into my own sense of logic.
The databases have been developed using Claris' FileMaker Pro 4.0 relational database software. Each illustration exists as a 35mm slide transparency and has been transferred to Kodak Photo Compact Disks (CDs). These illustrations were then imported into the FileMaker databases. Each database ranges in size between 50 MB(Ancient) to 200-450 MB (Late Medieval/Renaissance) and are easily stored on 100 MB Iomega Zip disks.
Copies of these databases, still under development, are available upon request for the cost of a Zip disk.

more about how and why I have produced this information can be found at:
The Map Collector magazine (Number 74, Spring 1996)

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