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Maps ETC. Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files for screen display as well as in PDF for printing. Use the GIF or JPEG maps for classroom presentations and student websites. Use the PDF maps for displays, bulletin boards, and printed school reports. The Internet Map Archive. Historic Maps & Tools Online. Geographicus Antique Maps. History Map Archive. Browse the Map Archive The art and history of cartography, aka mapmaking, goes back to ancient times. The oldest maps found so far date from about 2300 BC and were created by the Babylonians, who drew their maps on clay tablets.

The Egyptians, too, were busy mapmakers. All these maps were focused on specific areas of the world. It took the philosophizing Greeks to get us maps of the entire world, maps of the earth and the globe. Or at least what they thought it could look like. The Etymology Dictionary informs us that our English word derives from the Latin word , meaning or on which maps were drawn. The Map Archive This map collection is indexed chronologically and by continent. Some Map History and Trivia Here is .

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. And this little gem is a World Map compiled around 700 to 500 BC by the ancient Babylonians: Babylonian World Map British Museum London See . By the way, is Russia in Europe or in Asia? Source Unknown. Antique maps of the World. Maps of the World World Maps Celestial Maps World & Continents Special Maps & Prints Maritime Prints Old & Historic Ships Mountains & Rivers Heraldic, historical & genealogical maps & prints Titel Pages Maps of Australia, New Zealand and the Islands in the Pacific.

Antique maps of the World

Miklian Antiquarian Maps. Historical Maps Database. 1900 Map Collection. American Geographical Society. Historical Maps. Skip to Content Libraries Home | Mobile | My Account | Renew Items | Sitemap | Help | University of Texas Libraries Home > Finding Information > PCL Map Collection > Historical MapsMaps FAQ Map Room Guide World Africa Americas Asia Australia/Pacific Europe Middle East Polar/Oceans Russia/Republics Texas Historical Thematic Topographic Other Map SitesMap Sites Map Dealers Cartographic Reference City Map Sites Country Map Sites Historical Map Sites Outline Map Sites Route Planning Sites.

Historical Maps

Library of Congress - Map Collections. The Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location Index | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form.

Library of Congress - Map Collections

The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection. Map Collections is organized according to seven major categories. Searching Map Collections The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. Special Presentations: Places in History.