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BOX 1-50 Terrasculpture Models
Consists of 51 physical relief models called "terrasculptures." Created in the late 1960s by Ernst Hofmann, a long-time head of cartographic design at Hammond, the terrasculptures are thin aluminum sheets which have been manually embossed to simulate the earth's surface in three-dimensional form. By raising the surface of the aluminum sheets to depict elevated features, or depressing the sheets to reflect such features as rivers and sea floor depths, these models accurately represent relief and topography. Color can be applied to the models to reflect the earth's natural vegetation. Hofmann's relief models reveal the artistic skills that are traditionally a major component of mapmaking. Once the relief sculptures were completed, they were photographed to provide the base shaded relief found on the Hammond maps, creating the impression that the relief actually rises from the printed page. Using the same aluminum modeling technique, Hofmann also created an 18-inch diameter globe, called the "terrasphere."
BOX 1 Mauritius and Reunion
BOX 2 Honolulu
BOX 3 Cape Verde
BOX 4 Hawaiian Islands
BOX 5 Israel
BOX 6 Samoa and Tahiti
BOX 7 Santiago
BOX 8 Rio de la Plata
BOX 9 Mexico City and Veracruz
BOX 10 West Irian (West New Guinea)
BOX 11 Beijing
BOX 12 Manilla
BOX 13 Mexico City
BOX 14 Tampa-Orlando
BOX 15 Shanghai
BOX 16 Witwatersrand, South Africa
BOX 17 Capetown
BOX 18 D.B.W. Layout J
BOX 19 Atlanta
BOX 20 Montreal
BOX 21 Minneapolis
BOX 22 Southeastern Brazil
BOX 23 New Zealand
BOX 24 Houston
BOX 25 Alaska Hawaii inset
BOX 26 Iceland
BOX 27 Galapagos
BOX 28 Cleveland Pittsburgh
BOX 29 Untitled
BOX 30 Toronto Buffalo
BOX 31 Caracas
BOX 32 Dallas Ft. Worth
BOX 33 D.B.W. Layout G (Galilee)
BOX 34 Madagascar
BOX 35 Caribbean
BOX 36 Southern Brazil
BOX 37 Southern India
BOX 38 Upper Danube
BOX 39 Seattle/San Francisco
BOX 40 Tokyo Osaka
BOX 41 Central Asia
BOX 42 "South"
BOX 43 Northeast Africa
BOX 44 Spain and Portugal
BOX 45 New Zealand
BOX 46 Central Alps
BOX 47 Northwestern France
BOX 48 Southeast Asia Northern Part
BOX 49 South Asia
BOX 50 OVERSIZE United States
BOX 51 Examples of the Print Process
Within eight folders are samples of materials illustrate and document all the basic elements of map compilation, design, construction and printing. Map artwork contained in the collection includes works drafted using pen and ink, stick-up lettering, and a scribing technique that creates the desired image by removing an opaque coating from a sheet of plastic film. Cartographic design features include examples of line work, symbolization and lettering. The printing of maps and atlases is represented in numerous printing plates, color separations, photographs of original artwork and film negatives. Also included are plates of book covers and catalogs, as well as, an obituary of C.S. Hammond.
FOLDER 1 The New Peerless Atlas of the World Atlas cover on board
FOLDER 1 The New Era Atlas of the World Atlas cover on board
FOLDER 1 Hammond's Pictorial Atlas of the World Atlas cover on board
FOLDER 1 The People's Atlas with 1920 Census Atlas cover on board
FOLDER 1 Hammond's Commercial and Library Atlas of the World wuth 1910 Census Atlas cover on board
FOLDER 2 Faultlines and Earthquake Map, California Atlas proofs, negatives
FOLDER 2 Northern Japan Ryuku Island proofs, negatives
FOLDER 2 Western Europe proofs, negatives
FOLDER 3 Antarctica Cross Section Original Art
FOLDER 3 Germany Original Art Before WWI, Between Wars, Occupied
FOLDER 3 Switzerland Original Art Language map
FOLDER 4 Terrasculpture Globe Gore proofs, negatives
FOLDER 4 South America proofs, negatives Vegetation relief as used in new format atlases
FOLDER 4 Russia proofs, negatives, sketches
FOLDER 5 General Catalogue 1890s?
FOLDER 6 Catalogue to Road Maps
FOLDER 7 Catalogue of Atlases, Maps, Globes, and Geographical Appliances. 1929
FOLDER 8 C.S. Hammond obituary 1929
Printing Records: Index Cards 1900-1990s
Among the non-cartographic materials in the collection is a file of some 12,000 4-by-6-inch cards that represent part of Hammond's printing history from the early 1900s to the mid-1990s. This is primarily a record of the publications that Hammond produced for other companies. The basic data contained in these records changed over time but usually included such information as the customer's name, type of material printed, and number of copies printed, which could range from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of copies.
BOX 52-57 Index cards: 1900s-1950s
BOX 58-60 Index cards: 1950s-1960s
BOX 61-62 Index cards: 1960s-1970s
BOX 63 Index cards: 1960s-1990s
BOX 64-65 Index cards: "inactive"

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