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.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:


    NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Social Sciences,Social studies -- World history,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928105034758T,Social studies,Social studies -- Geography,History/Policy/Law,Geoscience,Social studies -- History,NSDL



    Access Privileges:

    Public - Available to anyone

    License Deed:

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike


    This resource has not yet been aligned.
    Curriki Rating
    'NR' - This resource has not been rated
    'NR' - This resource has not been rated

    This resource has not yet been reviewed.

    Not Rated Yet.

    Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467