1822 Michigan with Modern Relief

Many people sell historical maps paired with modern shaded relief, but I wanted to take things in a bit of a different direction. While most people take an old map that’s fairly accurate, and then line it up with modern data, I wanted to take an old map that was fairly inaccurate, and force the modern data into that shape. It took a fair bit of doing, but it turned out better than I expected. Click the images above (and then click “View Full Size”) to have a look!

The original map was sourced from the always-excellent Rumsey Collection. Click here to have a look.