A place for Nat Geo Maps & Atlases, Nat Geo Supplement, and Nat Geo Magazine and Map Index collectors to discuss and swap information and ideas
Latest Activity: May 30
Anyone who enjoys the beauty of these maps, atlases, supplements, and indexes can join this group to share their knowledge of this very interesting specialized area of collecting Geographics
Cuba October 1906: The Granddaddy of National Geographic Map IndexesIn my many posts to the group I have continued to return to one of my favorite topics, that of the map index. Besides the “standard” map index booklets for Supplement and…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson May 30.
In addition to the NGS "official" cumulative indices printed over the years there were, apparently, third party versions printed for use by school systems as education material. I have one of these items to share and was wondering if anyone else…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Apr 14.
I just acquired my 63rd Map Index for my collection. It is the 1967 version of the map supplement "Land of the Bible Today". Coincidentally, my 62nd Map Index was the LotBT from 1962 (1963 for the map). These two plus the 1956 version I already…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Apr 8.
I would like to add a few more map indexes that I have not seen listed. They are as follows:1.1949 Europe and the Near East; I have both a dark globe and the uncolored globe2.1950Classical Lands; I have both globes3. 1950 Africa...; I have both…Continue
Started by Jeffry Persons. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Mar 2.
from the centennial index booklet "Maps of the United States and the World,and Cartography at the National Geographic Society ~ 1888-1988"RE: the first loose map supplement in an NGM; on the sixth page of this Centennial Index booklet I've only just…Continue
Started by Scott T. Shier. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Feb 25.
I have just acquired my second Non-Supplement Map and Index to add to my collection. This one is titled "Lands of the Bible Today". The map is dated 1963 while the index is copyrighted 1962. The map is a revision of the 1956 map supplement that…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Jan 28.
About a month ago, I notice a two-sided map for sale on eBay. On one side was Alaska and on the other was the Top of the World. It was dated 1971. I immediately checked Roger Nathan's book to see if I could find information in the chapter on…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Dec 9, 2014.
The Evolution of the “Map” of Antarctica on the cover of the National Geographic MagazineEveryone knows that the familiar yellow and oak leaf covers of the NGM had four globes embedded amongst the foliage: Northern and Southern hemispheres on the…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Nov 12, 2014.
In my 30 plus year career in public health, first as a lab assistant, than as a programmer, and finally as a data processing manager, I have trained myself to approach any subject in a statistical manner. In epidemiology, when studying an outbreak…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Oct 8, 2014.
BackgroundIn his book “Collectibles of the National Geographic Society” (1982) Roger Nathan carefully documents each map supplement published with a list that includes year, month, name, additional descriptive information, and dimensions (pages…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Sep 25, 2014.