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Maps and Cartography

Animated Atlas of African History 1879-2002. Interactive map developed at Brown University by the Instructional Technology Groups' Summer Institute in conjunction with Professor Nancy Jacob's course on Twentieth-Century Africa.

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. From the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond.
 Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island. Postcard, ca. 1900-1924.
David Rumsey Map Collection. Large collection of digitized historical atlases.

Historic Cities. Maps, documents, literature and more.

History of Cartography. Free online pdf version of the first three volumes of this set published by the University of Chicago Press.

Map History/History of Cartography. "THE Gateway to the Subject."

Mapiversaries. "An endeavor of the map collection at the University of Iowa." Tumblr featuring historical maps.

Maps of Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic Region. From University of Delaware Library, ARTstor Shared Shelf Commons.

Merian Map of Paris (1615). Images on Wikipedia page.   

Motco UK Directory and Image Database: Antique Maps, Prints & Books relating to the city of London. 

New Jersey Historical Maps. From Rutgers University.

Oregon Maps: from Oregon State University Libraries.

Paris in the 19th Century. Maps and views from the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. 

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. Also includes links to web resources. From the University of Texas.

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science. "Maps for tracking human activity and scientific progress on a global scale." Interesting and sometimes beautiful visualizations.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from Georgia Towns and Cities. From the Digital Library of Georgia.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Florida. From University of Florida Digital Collections.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of South Carolina. From the University of South Carolina Libraries Digital Collections.

Turgot Map of Paris (1734-1736): Images on Wikipedia page. Highly detailed - one can zoom in to see individual buildings.    

United States Geological Survey Topographic Map Explorer. Includes maps going back to 1884, can be used to track city growth.    

World Digital Library.  Free access to "significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world."