Sanborn maps were originally created to help fire insurance companies determine the risks associated with insuring properties. These large-scale maps were drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. Because the maps were created over a century, they are useful in charting the development of cities and towns over many years.
Contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture displayed in both high resolution and thumbnail format, and descriptive data includes references to the occurrences of these images in 19 major art history texts.
Easy to use search interface makes it easy for young students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.