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Map History / History of Cartography

THE Gateway to the Subject

Old maps, early maps— non-current maps in general—are the subject of this site. Whether you are an academic, family historian, collector, teacher, parent or surfer - WELCOME! Use this site to find the worthwhile free information about old maps, both on the web and in the real world. The site's 120 'pages' offer comment and guidance, and over 6,500 annotated links selected for relevance and quality. As the information is logically organised in a directory structure, you should easily find what you want. For an overview, check out What the site is about.

Follow the links to the left; or use the Index (and perhaps find unexpected things as well); or explore via the Sitemap to see the full range. In addition, you can search across the whole of this site:

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Please note that there are no pictures of maps on this site (but see Map image sites for thousands of annotated links to them). Alternatively, Map articles gives easy access to the growing body of free texts on the web.

This site is twenty-seven years old but is updated continuously. Add it to your favorites or, if relevant, insert a link from your own webpage.

Comments are very welcome but I regret that specific map enquiries cannot be answered


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