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View Resource UT Library Online: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

A collection of non-copyrighted "electronic maps" are available for viewing and downloading (in JPEG and GIF formats) from the Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL) of the University of Texas at Austin. The maps are indexed by geographical region and country, and dates range from the early 1800s to as late as 1995. In addition to PCL's own collection there is a link to "other map-related web sites" which...

https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
View Resource Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century

Designed by librarian Matthew White, this sprawling and somewhat idiosyncratic Website offers hundreds of political, economic, demographic, religious, and historical cartographies of the countries and continents of the last century. Visitors to this site can trace the global rise and fall of various political systems through the century, examine the mapped battle histories of the Mexican...

http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/20centry.htm
View Resource David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Presented by Cartography Associates, the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America cartographic history materials, with an inclusion of historical maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some of the collection categories include old and antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall,...

https://www.davidrumsey.com/
View Resource Collections with Maps | Library of Congress

The Library of Congress maintains the online map collection Web site which contains maps from 500 years in seven different categories. The site, entitled Map Collections: 1500-1999, can be browsed by cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, general maps, transportation and communication, military battles and campaigns, and cultural landscapes. The database can be...

https://www.loc.gov/maps/collections/
View Resource Greater Toronto Area Digital Mapping Project

For those with an interest in examining both historic and contemporary maps of Toronto online, this Web site will prove to be a valuable and intriguing resource. Visitors may want to jump into the maps by looking through the index of 73 maps currently available for perusal. The historic maps featured here include a "Plan for Torento Harbour" from 1788 and a property development map of Toronto from...

http://prod.library.utoronto.ca/maplib/gta/
View Resource The 1562 Map of America by Diego Gutierrez

This site is a recent addition to an exitsing Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory Project (last reviewed in the April 30, 1999 Scout Report) collection. The 1562 Map of America by Diego Gutierrez has been placed on the Discovery and Exploration Maps Collection page. Truly one of the LOC's greatest treasures, this handsomely engraved 1562 map of the Americas comes complete with images of sea...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/general-maps/about-this-coll...
View Resource David Rumsey Map Collection: Antique Atlases

The world of antique maps and atlases is a wide one, and includes such fine volumes as the exquisite atlas of New Spain created by Alexander von Humboldt in 1811 and Mitchell's School Atlas of 1847. These atlases and hundreds more can be viewed at this site, provided courtesy of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. Online since 2000, the antique atlas section is divided geographically into...

https://www.davidrumsey.com/view/atlases
View Resource 16th-20th Century Maps of Africa

In 1948, Melville J. Herskovits established the African Studies program at Northwestern University. It was the first of its kind at a major research university in the United States, and since its creation, it has also been actively involved with collecting historic maps of Africa. This particular online collection draws on this legacy of preservation and acquisition, and all told, it contains 113...

http://digital.library.northwestern.edu/mapsofafrica/
View Resource Yale University Library: The Map Collection

Traveling from the world of New Haven in 1886 to early cartographic interpretations of the coast of West Africa has never been easier with this lovely site created by the Yale University Map Library. Like many large universities, Yale has a wide-ranging map collection that spans centuries and continents. First-time visitors to the site can browse through sections that include "Maps of the World",...

https://web.library.yale.edu/maps
View Resource John H. W. Stuckenberg Map Collection

As a small boy, John Henry Wilbrandt Stuckenberg emigrated to the U.S. from Germany and later served as an Army chaplain during the Civil War. Over the course of his life, Stuckenberg returned to Germany several times and it was while living in Germany that Stuckenberg purchased the majority of his collection. Upon his death in 1903, he left Gettysburg College his personal library. It contained a...

https://www.gettysburg.edu/library/m/qr/maps.dot
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