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Historical Maps

Alabama Maps: Historical Map Archive

Includes maps of Alabama and other places, plus special topics such as railroads, Civil War maps, and coastal navigation charts.

Antique Maps of the Pacific Ocean

Provides maps of the entire Pacific Ocean, individual islands and island groups, and maps and details that illustrate the myth that California was an island.

Canadian Map Archives

Collection of historical Canadian maps available for online viewing.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Extensive collection focusing on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps.

David Rumsey Map Collection

Features more than 120 historical maps that depict the old times as well as the geographical misconceptions or errors in maps of the past.

The Gold Bug

Providing historical information and software for genealogical research, academic study or personal interest.

Historic Florida Maps

Collection consisting of more than 3,100 maps from the 1500's through the present.

Historic USGS Maps of New England and New York

Offers a collection of 19th and 20th century topographical maps.

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century

Atlas detailing the changing of the world map throughout the twentieth century.

Historical Maps of Finnish and Finno-Ugric People

Settlements, maps and place names in Finland dating back to 400AD. Includes English and Finnish translation.

Historical Topographic Maps

Collection of various historical maps in the US.

History Link 101: Historical Maps

Links to web pages that provide maps on various cultures including Egyptian, Greek, Mayan, Mesopotamian, and Native American.

Japanese Historical Maps

Online gallery of the University of California's collection of early maps of Japan and the world.

Latitude: The Art and Science of Fifteenth-Century Navigation

Find the science behind why there was no global exploration before the 16th century. View maps, charts, ships, and other data.


Monthly online antique map magazine with articles for beginners, collectors, and academics.

Panoramic Maps Collection

Contains historical panoramic maps from the Library of Congress depicting U.S. and Canadian towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe

High resolution maps presenting European states at the end of each century, from AD 1 to AD 2000.


Collection of historical and vintage photographs, prints, film, audio and other media mapped by location. Upload photos, and become a part of this project.

Talessmans Atlas of World History

Contains world history maps from 1300 BC to 1500 AD, along with a sources section and links database.


Offers interactive and information-rich history maps as well as curriculum focused study guides.

Turkey in Maps

Features early, Ptolemaic, and Medieval maps as well as other cartographic materials from the 16th to 19th Centuries.

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