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This digital collection was created with the CONTENTdm software’s innovative new program, JPEG 2000 which enables larger materials to be displayed in a higher quality, more usable online format. It allows viewers to see image details that would be difficult or impossible to see at the lower resolutions used in the normal software. This new software includes pan and zoom capabilities which allow one to move in and out of the image and moving across the image to display the details. JPEG 2000 software is particularly valuable for providing access to maps and drawings since large documents are made of fine details which researchers need to be able to see clearly. The maps presented in this digital collection were scanned from original maps as TIFF files, manipulated in Adobe PhotoShop to achieve the best and clearest possible digital image and loaded into the Contentdm JPEG2000 software and linked with descriptive metadata.

Selection and supervision for the Rare Map Digital Collection was done by Kristin Kinsey and the research and descriptive metadata was prepared by Sarmila C. Franklin in 2008-9. The materials in this database are selections from the Rare Map Collection held by the UW Libraries Special Collections Division.

Statuum Maroccanorum
Statuum Maroccanorum

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