Stephanie Stillo of the
Library of Congress's Rare Book and Special Collections Division recently
created this gorgeous story map that highlights the history of early print in
western Europe (along with a few earlier manuscripts) with the aid of a number
of items in the LOC's rich collection. This interactive story map was created
using Esri Story Maps. As visitors explore this story map, they have the
opportunity to explore a number of fascinating digitized documents. These
documents include a medical manuscript created in south Germany circa 1410; Apocalypsis
Sancti Johannis (Apocalypse of Saint John), a popular
fifteenth-century book created using xylography; the Gutenberg Bible; and much
more. The story map is organized both chronologically and geographically,
allowing visitors to browse by chapter, including "Before the 1450s,"
"Germany," "Italy," and "Low Countries."