The Ruddell Collection of Early Maps

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Albert H. Ruddell, Maps
In 2003, Albert H. Ruddell, Queen's B.Sc. 1952 (Mechanical Engineering), donated a collection of 175 maps to Queen's University Library. The collection includes maps of the world and North America, detailed maps of Canada, and several nineteenth and twentieth-century atlases. Among the historical maps are copies of maps by famous early mapmakers such as Ramusio, Magini, Ortelius, Mercator, Blaeu, Hondius, Delisle, d'Anville and many others. A preliminary listing of the collection contents can be viewed in OMNI, the Queen's Library Catalogue. For more information about the exhibit and the Ruddell Collection: Queen's Gazette, February 13, 2006, page 7. This small display in the Jordan Library seeks to provide an introduction to a wonderful collection of early maps, highlighting the following themes: Sixteenth and seventeenth-century world maps Mapping the Americas, 1585-1800 Mapping the Lower St. Lawrence Maps of the Exploration of the Canadian Arctic and Northwest, 1750-1800
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