Map of Hay & John Carter Brown Libraries New World Collections, before 1801

This map shows the location of printed material from the New World, before 1800, held in the Special Collections of the two main Special Collections Libaries on the Brown University Campus, The Brown University Library and The John Carter Brown Library.

You can interact with this visualization in several ways:

  • Mouse over the map to see the full name of the nearest place and the number of works at Brown published there.
  • Use the buttons below to zoom and pan across the map
  • If you want to see how the mouseover chooses a location, click the "show Voronoi" check box. It will display the lines of the Voronoi Polygons. In one sense, they lines also demarcate "zones of printing" around each location. The current alogrithm does not take geopgraphy or the road network into account but still provides a useful overview.
  • You can search for locations (but not books) by name in the search bar.

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