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Resources

Here you will find a list of items, products and services as well as information that I have found beneficial in one way or another. I hope you will find something of benefit to you as well.

 

Bibliodyssey BIBLIODYSSEY
For thousands of gorgeous vintage images, many of them at high resolution (so able to be enlarged!). BibliOdyssey’s images are all neatly stored in Peacay’s Flickr stream. I definitely recommend checking this one out!

 

 

David-Rumsey-Map-CollectionDAVID RUMSEY MAP COLLECTION
For a huge collection of maps scanned at very high resolution. Registration is required to export maps at their full size (which is often larger than two meters!). Search for maps via this category page.

 

 

Photoshop-RoadmapPHOTOSHOP ROADMAP
For forty lovely antique maps. A small donation is requested to download all maps at full resolution.

 

 

Map-HistoryMAP HISTORY
For links to databases carrying thousands of digitised historic maps. Start your search in the ‘Images of Early Maps’ link (in the left sidebar).

 

 

New-York-Public-LibraryNEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL GALLERY
For thousands (upon thousands!) of free printables. Most images are at low resolution so can’t be enlarged though are great for standard certificate sized frames and/or matting.

 

 

Pear-WatercoloursAGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
For over three hundred lovely scientific historic pear watercolours. Image links are displayed in a text-based table. To view thumbnails instead click the link at the top of the table.

 

 

 

The-Vintage-MothTHE VINTAGE MOTH
For hundreds of antique and vintage graphics.

 

 

 

BotanicusBOTANICUS
For thousands of downloadable large-scale botanical illustrations. This site is a vast digital library of historic botanical literature so much of the content is text. To find images, open a book and scroll to ‘Plate’ or ‘Illustration’ in the ‘Pages’ list. To download an image click the straight arrow icon in the navigation tab.

 

 

Vibtage-PrintablesVINTAGE PRINTABLE
For some amazing (and a few unusual) high resolution vintage images. This site can be slow and a little tricky to navigate though there are some lovely images.

 

 

The-Graphics-FairyTHE GRAPHICS FAIRY
For a huge range of beautiful vintage graphics. Many at large-scale or in high resolution. Visit the search page to browse by category.