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Alabama Maps
Department of Geography, University of Alabama

This site contains more than 5,500 scanned and digitized maps divided into two indexes--historical and contemporary. The historical maps index contains several sections, about half of which are useful for students of world history. Though the most voluminous section is "Alabama," and another... [more]

Atlas Index, USMA Map Library
Department of History, United States Military Academy at West Point

In 1938, the United States Military Academy developed a course for its cadets called "History of the Military Art" based on atlases and maps created by the United States Defense Printing Agency. Many of the maps, however, cover wars in which the United States did not participate. This site makes... [more]

Charting the Nation
The University of Edinburgh

This ongoing project currently contains 2,208 maps, manuscripts, and texts related to the geography of Scotland from 1550 to 1740. These resources are helpful for studying the history of Scottish cartography--from Timothy Pont's early work through General William Roy's map that signaled a turn in... [more]

David Rumsey Collection
Cartography Associates

This private collection of real estate developer David Rumsey contains close to 16,000 map images. Maps are from world atlases created between the 18th and early 20th centuries and include countries from all regions of the world. Aside from South Africa, though, sub-Saharan Africa is... [more]

Historic Cities: Maps and Documents
Department of Geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish National and University Library

This site contains more than 170 maps of cities created between the 15th and 17th centuries. Most of these cities are in Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean world, and the Middle East, though there are 15 cities in northern and southern Africa. In addition, there are maps of Mexico City,... [more]

Historical Maps, Perry-Castaņada Library Map Collection
The University of Texas at Austin

This site, offering more than 600 historical maps, is one of the most comprehensive collections available online. It is part of the larger Map Collection site that holds maps from the late 20th century. The historical maps... [more]

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Paul Halsall, University of North Florida and Fordham University

This site is part of the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies. It presents 63 maps, primarily of medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, all of which grant permission for classroom use or the creation of webpages. Maps are... [more]

Library of Congress Map Collections: 1500-1999
Library of Congress, American Memory

This site focuses on maps of the United States and North America, but it contains a sizeable number of maps from other parts of the world. The maps are organized into seven thematic categories: "Cities and Towns," "Conservation and Environment," "Discovery and Exploration," "Cultural Landscapes,"... [more]

The University of Melbourne Library, Map Section
The University of Melbourne Library

Most maps included in the five digital map collections that make up this site are historical maps of Australia. The first four collections contain approximately 100 maps of Australia, most from the 19th and 20th centuries, with the largest holdings being historical maps of Melbourne and Victoria.... [more]

The Yale Map Collection
Yale University

This site presents more than 125 maps drawn from the collections at Yale University, including Antiquarian Maps, Historical City Maps, The Lanman Globe Collection, the Lanman Map Collection, and the Lada-Mocarski Collection. Each collection offers a unique focus; together they provide broad... [more]

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