David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Website: http://www.davidrumsey.com

The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 30 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children’s, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present.

Conditions:

Images may be reproduced or transmitted, but not for commercial use. For commercial use or commercial republication, contact  mailto:carto@davidrumsey.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. By downloading any images from this site, you agree to the terms of that license. Users are expected to abide by all copyright laws. Distribution, reproduction, or other use requires the written permission of any copyright and other rights holders unless the materials are in the public domain or authorized by fair use or other statutory exemption. It is the user’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in this collection. For maps not in the public domain that we know are being sold by their makers, we do not allow downloading or printing and we attempt to provide a link to the maker’s site in our metadata for the map.

Source: http://www.davidrumsey.com/about/about

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

The Lewis Walpole Library

Website: http://images.library.yale.edu/walpoleweb/

Collection: The Lewis Walpole Library Digital Images Collection (commonly referred to as the “DL”) presents images of visual materials from Library’s collection. The majority of the Library’s world-renowned collection of English caricatures and political satirical prints from the late-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries are presented in the Digital Image Collection, including works by Gillray, Rowlandson, Woodward, Bunbury, and Newton, among others as well as the Library’s extraordinary collection of works by William Hogarth.

Prints, drawings, and watercolors related to Horace Walpole’s collection and house at Strawberry Hill are also represented, including several extra-illustrated editions of Walpole’s Description of the Villa, once owned by William Bawtree, Richard Bull, Thomas Kirgate, and Walpole himself as well as other volumes formerly in Walpole’s library such as his A Collection of Prints Engraved by Various Persons of Quality, and albums of drawings by his friends Richard Bentley and John Chute, as well as an Album of Drawings with natural history illustrations by Maria Sybilla Merian. Recent additions include selected portraits, including ones by George Vertue, and topographical views, several groups of prints known as the Cries of London (both those by Marcellus Laroon and those by Paul Sandby), and a selection of ephemera: trade cards, advertisements, invitations, and bookplates, ballads and broadsides, and many playbills from Londona and regional British theatres.

Conditions:

As per Yale in general. Free to reproduce if Yale/Lewis Walpole Library holds the copyright. Permission must be sought for material for which Yale does not hold the copyright.

Source: http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/research/rights_reproductions.html#per

The Lewis Walpole Library

Openn, Primary Digital Resources (University of Pennsylvania)

Website: http://openn.library.upenn.edu

Conditions: OPenn contains complete sets of high-resolution archival images of cultural heritage material from the collections of its contributing institutions, along with machine-readable descriptive and technical metadata. All materials on OPenn are in the public domain or released under Creative Commons licenses as Free Cultural Works. Please see specific collections and documents for applicable license terms.

Source: http://openn.library.upenn.edu

(via @SIMS_Mss)

Openn, Primary Digital Resources (University of Pennsylvania)

WorldImages / California State University IMAGE Project

Website: http://worldimages.sjsu.edu

Conditions:

You are free to use these images for non-profit educational purposes, but we ask that you give credit to the copyright holders who retain rights to the images. These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Source: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/

WorldImages / California State University IMAGE Project

New York Public Library Public Domain Images

Website: full collections – http://digitalcollections.nypl.org

Public domain images – http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/search/index?utf8=✓&keywords=&filters[rights][]=pd

Conditions: Some free, some with minimal charge for publication

Even though we believe the images we have uploaded to The Commons on Flickr are in the “public domain” and thus not subject to copyright restrictions, these photos may be subject to other third party rights, such as rights of privacy and rights of publicity. In all instances, you are required to obtain all necessary permissions before using our photos. For example, if you find a photo from NYPL’s collections that includes a person, you would be responsible for obtaining the permission of the person in the photo before you use the photo. Please read the Terms and Conditions of our website for more detailed information about these issues: http://www.nypl.org/legal/

Fee Schedule below lists one-time fees per image to access high resolution TIFF files. The Library does not charge additional permission fees to use such material nor does it place restrictions on usage or any future usage. The Library also does not provide “permission” or “licensing” agreements for these images.

Existing File from Digital Collections New Digital Photography
Individuals $50 $50

Source: http://www.nypl.org/help/get-what-you-need/photographic-services/obtaining-images

New York Public Library Public Domain Images

The American Antiquarian Society

Website: http://gigi.mwa.org

Conditions:

1 – Digital: The Society makes available, without charge, all of our existing medium resolution (up to 72 dpi) digital images that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose under the terms of a Creative Commons LicenseNo permission is required.*

2 – Print: To request a high-resolution image (maximum 240 dpi at 125% tiff files)**, please complete an Image Request Form indicating your intended use of the image(s). The Image Request Form must be completed in full and can be submitted electronically, by email, fax, or postal mail. For all high-resolution images, the Society charges a processing fee (per order) and, when new photography/scanning is required, a shot fee (per image). The processing fee is higher when the intended use of the image(s) is for a commercial enterprise (textbook, trade book, popular magazine, advertising, merchandise, etc.). All fees will be quoted and must be paid in advance. The Society may waive the processing fee in exchange for a copy of a book in which the image is published.

Source: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/reproductions.htm

(via @nicolebelolan)

The American Antiquarian Society

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Washington

Website: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/

Conditions:

Rights assessment is your responsibility. As a publicly supported institution the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. It is the patron’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library’s collections. The nature of historical archival collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Whenever possible, the Library provides information about copyright owners and other restrictions in the catalog records or other texts that accompany collections. The Library provides such information as a service to aid patrons in determining the appropriate use of an item, but that determination ultimately rests with the patron. The Library of Congress is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future. For further information, see the Prints & Photographs Division “Rights and Restrictions Information” page. Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/about/

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Washington