The State Library of NSW owns a stunning collection of maps from the 17th and 18th centuries. Normally under lock and key in our underground stacks, Meridian brings these artefacts to life as interactive 3D globes.
Touch or drag the mouse to pan, pinch or use the scrollwheel to zoom.
Many thanks goes to Bjørn Sandvik from mastermaps.com. His tutorial provided the basis for this project.
In addition, David Rumsey has kindly given us permission to use his unprojected images of the Coronelli Terrestrial Map and Coronelli Celestial Map.
Read about how this project was created and check out the source code below: