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akg images acquires Historic Maps archive – 7K images license ready


A plan of the city of Geneva, published by J. Stockdale, Piccadilly 1800. AKG1099892 / Credit: akg-images / historic-maps

Photo library akg-images has acquired Historic Maps archive, one of the world’s largest collections of maps, engravings, photographs and city views of Germany, Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. 7,000 digitally enhanced images are available now.

They say: ‘With the addition of this material, akg-images’ clients are now able to access some of the most important world and regional atlases from the Baltic Sea region, France and North America, as well as more than 1,000 maps from individual publications which no longer exist in their entirety. The selection is supplemented by over 700 engravings from 1850 – 1900, depicting plants, city views, national costumes, and other aspects of cultures around the world.’

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