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Mitchell Map[edit]

Original - The Mitchell Map, a map of the British and French dominions in North America circa 1750
Compressed version (18MB)
Reason
This is the most comprehensive map of eastern North America made during the colonial era. It was used to define the boundaries of the newly independent United States at the Treaty of Paris, and to resolve numerous border disputes. Thanks to the Library of Congress, we now have a 11,686 × 8,255 pixel version of this important map. Warning: The file is 97MB.
Articles this image appears in
Mitchell Map, Isles Phelipeaux and Pontchartrain
Creator
John Mitchell
  • Support as nominator --Kaldari (talk) 17:55, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent reproduction. There are divisions between the "pages" but as they don't necessarily follow straight lines, I'm not sure whether stitching them together is possible. Spikebrennan (talk) 22:24, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak Support Uff, If you keep doing this they are going to set a max size requirement. ot readable in thumbnail, still not completely readable in the image page and takes some time to download. Has anyone an idea of how to reduce file size without loosing too much quality?  franklin  02:48, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
    • The original file was 300-something megabytes. I compressed it down to 97 so that it could be uploaded to Commons. Kaldari (talk) 18:43, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak support: This is exeedingly large, but I'm assuming that it is fairly close to actual size, as the text is of a good size when maximised fully. I have not viewed the whole thing (I'm on the bottom end of broadband, for a start...) but what I have seen is good- hence the weak. It's clear that there isn't a better way to illustrate this map. J Milburn (talk) 13:44, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. I've also added a compressed version of 18MB at the cost of a few JPEG artifacts. I know duplicates are discouraged on Commons but I think it's justified in this case. Time3000 (talk) 11:07, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm having issues viewing the compressed version. SpencerT♦Nominate! 05:07, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Seems alright, technically speaking, but it's unreadable at thumbnail and takes a half hour to load. –Juliancolton | Talk 00:43, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Promoted File:Mitchell Map-06full2.jpg --jjron (talk) 12:18, 30 December 2009 (UTC)