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THE AMERICAS

8. United States


The only comprehensive listing of early map image sites. The monthly additions are indicated thus, e.g. {March 2002} at the end of the entry. Since the symbols { } are not used elsewhere, you can search on those elements [enter Ctrl+F]; e.g. 2002} will find entries added at any time in that year)

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United States (general)

A number of the sites in this page include maps of the separate regions of Canada and the United States. See also the Library of Congress 'American Memory' site, via the Geographic Location index; 'Census Finder: a Directory of Free Census Records. U.S. County Maps'; the David Rumsey collection and its chronological list of ’North American Atlases’; 'Historic Map Works'; NOAA 'Historical Map and Chart Collection' ; 'Historical Maps' from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas at Austin); Rare Map Collection from the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library; Historical Maps from Edfiles Social Studies; Research Wiki; [USGS (a)]: 'TopoView: the historical topographic map collection'; [USGS (b)]: Index to Digital USGS 15 Minute Topographical Maps (CyberDriveIllinois); and WWW-VL: History: USA: Maps & Atlases (maintained by George Laughead Jr)

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United States (people & themes)

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United States (states & regions)

See, where appropriate, 'Eastern states', 'Middle Atlantic', 'New England', 'Southeast', 'Southwest', 'West', and the following general sites covering each state:

'1895 Atlas'
'Census Finder: a Directory of Free Census Records. U.S. County Maps'
'Color Landform Atlas of the United States', 1895
'Historic Map Works'
Library of Congress, e.g. via the Geographic Location index
NOAA. 'Historical Map and Chart Collection'
US GenWeb maps and 'The USGW Digital Map Library', which may have further state and county maps
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University of Alabama 'States of the United States'
University of Texas at Austin (United States Historical Topographic Maps (1881-1945))
USGS: 'TopoView: the historical topographic map collection'
USGS: Index to Digital USGS 15 Minute Topographical Maps (CyberDriveIllinois)

David Rumsey Collection. Several of the titles listed under ’North American Atlases’ cover specific US states or cities [for further details about this site see Large general sites])


I am looking for volunteer 'link-scouts' for individual states or US regions.
If you might be interested please contact the editor of this page, Tony Campbell:
 


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