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Dr. Andrew Quinn McCormick was a faculty member for many years in the department of ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia. Along with his passion for this field of medicine, he was also a great lover of maps and prints. This digital collection presents a sample of works from his collection, which he donated to the school's library. Visitors can make their way through historical maps and prints dating from 1503 to 1910. The collection contains 176 items, is entirely searchable. New users can use the Recent Additions area to get started, and it's a good way to get a sense of the offerings here. One of the most remarkable items here is the "wind rose," which is a medieval depiction of "Four charts of the wind." This depiction was an early predecessor to the compass rose, which makes it even more interesting.
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