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  • 1895 Atlas: United States(6148 clicks)
    By state. Some cities and towns.
  • 19th Century Caribbean Cholera TimeMap(97 clicks)
  • Africa Map(122 clicks)
  • Algeria(3127 clicks)
  • American Maps of the 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries(8562 clicks)
    This exhibit illustrates and describes a selection of original rare and historic maps chosen from the Map Collection of the University of Arizona Library. They portray a region of New Spain once called Pimería and chronicle four centuries of mapping from the earliest map of the region in the collection, a 1556 view of North and South America, up to the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 when Pimería Alta--or southern Arizona--was acquired by the United States from Mexico.
  • Ancient World Mapping Center(787 clicks)
    An interdisciplinary research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Animated Atlas of African History 1879-2002(102 clicks)
  • Animated History of European Mapmaking(925 clicks)
    Explore the changing European view of the world in the animated history of maps across the centuries. Each map tells a unique story of contemporary knowledge, full of belief and prejudice.
  • Animated History of European Mapmaking(821 clicks)
    Explore the changing European view of the world in the animated history of maps across the centuries. Each map tells a unique story of contemporary knowledge, full of belief and prejudice.
  • Animated Maps of American History(801 clicks)
    A free short animation but mostly videos for sale.
  • Anterotesis(217 clicks)
    Being a list of Digital Humanities GIS (Geographical Information Systems) projects. See this post and this one for background. Not included here are projects directed at digitizing old maps; valuable though that is, what I list here are investigations. It is far from complete; I will be adding to it for the next few months, and then hopefully it will be replaced by a crowd-sourced version.
  • Argentina Map(3960 clicks)
    Shaded relief map from Texas.
  • Atlas of Early Printing(109 clicks)
  • Atlas of World History(2174 clicks)
    Computer map animation--a great new way to visualize history! 4000 year animation shows empires growing and countries changing. History of Europe, Africa, and Asia from the earliest countries to the year 1000.
  • Batanes Islands of the Philippines, Cultural Map(93 clicks)
  • Beijing in Transition: A Historical GIS Study of Urban Cultures, 1912-1937(104 clicks)
  • Belgian Historical GIS(84 clicks)
  • Bolivia(3114 clicks)
    Poltical map
  • Bomb Sight: Mapping he WW2 Bomb Census(161 clicks)
  • Boundaries of the 48 Contiguous States(4314 clicks)
    An animated image file showing the historical evolution of the boundaries of tne first 48 states.
  • British Library Map Collections(4751 clicks)
    "The focal point of the Map Collections is the Map Library which provides access to maps, atlases and globes of all parts of the world dating back to the 15th century. It also acts as a Library-wide advisory service for cartographic materials dating back to the early medieval period."
  • Cartographic Images(4404 clicks)
    Ancient, medieval, and renaissance maps.
  • Cleveland Historical(192 clicks)
    Cleveland Historical is a free mobile app that puts Cleveland history at your fingertips.
  • Colombia(3201 clicks)
    Topographical map.
  • Colonial America(6647 clicks)
    Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
  • Color Landform Maps of the Inited States(3093 clicks)
    Topographic maps arranged by states.
  • Cultural Atlas of Australia(98 clicks)
  • David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog(287 clicks)
  • DECIMA(119 clicks)
    DECIMA is a powerful tool for exploring and interrogating the social, economic and sensory life of Florence under the rule of Duke Cosimo I (1519-1574).
  • Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization(93 clicks)
  • Digital Atlas on the History of Europe since 1500(100 clicks)
    Digitaler Atlas zur Geschichte Europas seit 1500
  • Digital Augustan Rome(113 clicks)
  • Digital Gazetteer of Song Dynasty China(97 clicks)
  • Early Maps of the New World(3497 clicks)
    From Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
  • Europe Map Archive(4399 clicks)
    Excellent resource from the University of Oregon.
  • European Discovery of the Pacific - A Cartographic Mystery(1140 clicks)
    "Dr Peter Whitfield is the author of several books on the history of mapping, including The Image of the World - Twenty Centuries of World Maps, The Mapping of the Heavens, The Charting of the Oceans - Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps, New Found Lands - Maps in the History of Exploration, Cities of the World: A History in Maps and London: A Life in Maps."
  • GEOSYNCHRONY(2062 clicks)
    World maps in Russian.
  • Grwth of a Nation. Animated Map(231 clicks)
  • Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library(1980 clicks)
    Great collection of old and current maps from the University of Georgia.
  • Herregårdskort 2013(126 clicks)
    Denmark mapping
  • Historic Cities Maps(631 clicks)
    This site is a joint project of the Historic Cities Center of the Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish National and University Library. The project was made possible by a generous grant of the Council for Higher Education in Israel - Planning & Budgeting committee (VATAT). The site is intended to contain maps, literature, documents, books and other relevant material concerning the past, present and future of historic cities and to facilitate the location of similar content on the web.
  • Historic Maps of Dutch Cartographers(2227 clicks)
  • Historical Atlas of the Mediterranean(738 clicks)
  • Historical Chart and Map Collection(2422 clicks)
    This site by the US Office of Coast Survey provides access to historic coastal charts and maps dating mainly from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
  • Historical Maps of Paris(2231 clicks)
  • History of Mapping the Civil War(1379 clicks)
  • History of Religion(1084 clicks)
    The Geography of Faith and Its Wars Across History
  • Hungarian Maps(4367 clicks)
    Part of a larger collection of images on Hungary. Valuable to students and researchers. The maps cover all periods of Hungarian history.
  • IEG-MAPS(2443 clicks)
    "IEG-MAPS contains downloadable maps on five general themes: * Germany's territorial and political development since 1812; * German economic integration in the 19th century; * The administrative development of larger German territorial states since 1815; * The development of lines of transport (rail, road, inland navigations and canals); * Europe's territorial and political development since 1812; All maps can be viewed and downloaded (in Postscript and PDF formats)."
  • Images of early maps on the Web(1385 clicks)
  • Interactive Map of Iceland(2109 clicks)
    and scenic postcards.
  • John R. Borchert Map Library(1982 clicks)
    History of Cartography
  • Late 19th & Early 20th Century Latin American Maps(1020 clicks)
    Cities. University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
  • Latin American Geography(2262 clicks)
    "Here are maps showing various aspects of Latin American geography: physical features (North America, South America), temperatures (January, July), rainfall, and vegetation."
  • Leventhal Map Center(1223 clicks)
    The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is a public private partnership launched in 2004 to preserve and provide free public access to the Boston Public Library's historically significant collection of 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases.
  • Map History / History of Cartography(2422 clicks)
    "Whether you are a surfer, academic or collector - welcome. All the worthwhile information about early maps can be found here, directly or indirectly."
  • Map of Nicaragua(2244 clicks)
  • MapRef(654 clicks)
  • Maps for Students(1016 clicks)
  • Maps of the Americas(2726 clicks)
    The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Maps of War(684 clicks)
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    All kinds of maps. Has map games.
  • MILITARY MAPS OF WW2(3539 clicks)
    WW2 military maps
  • North America Map Archive(2492 clicks)
    Solely the US
  • North America Map Archive(2397 clicks)
    Historical maps.
  • Old Maps Pnline(223 clicks)
    "The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution."
  • Open Access Maps at NYPL (583 clicks)
    The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.* To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded (!), through the Map Warper. First, create an account, then click a map title and go. Here’s a primer and more extended blog post on the warper.
  • Panoramic Map Collection, US(2370 clicks)
    "The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective."
  • Perils of the Ocean in the Early Modern Era(552 clicks)
    by Roy Ritchie
  • Periodical Atlas of Europe(2556 clicks)
    "Depicting with accuracy the states of this continent every first day of each centennial year from AD 1 to AD 1700"
  • Periodical Historical Atlas(2456 clicks)
    This historical atlas is showing the political status of Europe as an instant description, at the end of each century from 1 to 1600 AD
  • Perry-Castanada Collection(4581 clicks)
    From a great map library
  • Portugal--Historic Atlas(89 clicks)
  • Radical Hackney after World War One(102 clicks)
  • Railroad Maps, 1828-1900(1439 clicks)
  • South American Maps(2100 clicks)
    Maps links.
  • The Barrington Atlas(2266 clicks)
    "The Barrington Atlas, created by the Classical Atlas Project, is a reference work of permanent value. It has an exceptionally broad appeal to everyone worldwide with an interest in ancient Greeks and Romans, the lands they penetrated, and the peoples and cultures they encountered in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Scholars and libraries should all find it essential, although it is not just for them. It is also for students, travelers and lovers of fine cartography."
  • The World of Maps(2200 clicks)
    Maps, spacial data and GIS on the Internet - and how to find them. Links to catalogues of map holdings, map collections and map archives,map curatorship and map history, map institutions, map events and many others ....
  • TimeMaps: Atlas of World History(906 clicks)
  • Transportation maps(2225 clicks)
    Mostly Georgia but also Southern. Roads and railroads
  • Trésors de la Cartothèque de l'Université Laval(1920 clicks)
    In French. Maps.
  • US Maps(2525 clicks)
    Cultural maps.
  • Web Cartography(2344 clicks)
    " In the recent past map production was revolutionised by the advent of sophisticated computer software in the graphics industry and now an extremely rapid technological development is going on in the electronic dissemination of all kinds of information, including maps. Much of this dissemination is on the Internet, using the World Wide Web. Although web maps have some disadvantages compared to traditional paper maps, particularly in terms of size and portability, the virtual, temporary characteristics of web maps are advantages. These maps can be distributed easily and if changes occur, the supplier has to update only one single map and all the users immediately have access to the updated version. One other advantage is that most web maps are produced on demand. In some cases the user can decide which map to see and what its contents will be."
  • Weide's Map Page(1401 clicks)
    A full line of historic topgraphic and oil company maps. All maps are for trade, but can also be purchased.
  • Worldatlas(88 clicks)