Maps ETC. 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. Antique maps of the World. Miklian Antiquarian Maps. Historical Maps Database. 1900 Map Collection. Carto-Mondo.fr. American Geographical Society. 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.
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.