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History 8B Modern Latin America (Maps): Home

Fall 2014

GIS & Map Librarian

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Susan Powell
Earth Sciences & Map Library
50 McCone Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Looking at maps...

Remember, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a map is worth a million! Here are some questions to guide your "conversations" with maps:

  • Who made this map?
  • What are they trying to show?
  • Who is their intended audience?
  • When did they make the map? What else was going on in the world at that time?
  • What is included in the map? What is left off?

Have fun exploring. This guide includes information about the maps & atlases we looked at during the class visit, tips for searching for maps in the UC Berkeley Library collections, and links to some online resources for digital maps. Get in touch if you have any questions, and come back anytime for a visit!

Just for fun...

Although not cartographic objects, posters share a visual representation with maps. You can ask a lot of the same questions of posters as you do of maps, so just for fun, here is a link to a collection of digitized posters of Latin America.

Earth Science and Map Library

Earth Sciences & Map Library
50 McCone Hall
(510) 642-2997

Reference Hours
Monday-Friday 1-3 pm

Library Hours (fall semester)
Monday-Thursday 9-7 pm
Friday 9-5 pm