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Maps and Cartography

Agas Map of Early Modern London. Interactive version of 1561 map of London.

Ancient World Mapping Center.

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."

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. 

National Library of Scotland Map Images. High-resolution images of maps relating primarily to Scotland, from 1560 to 1964.

New Jersey Historical Maps. From Rutgers University.

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 at the Library of Congress. Searchable database of over 18,000 items. Downloadable as tiffs and zoomable on screen.

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

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

Theban Mapping Project. Attempt to prepare a "comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes."

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

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

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."           

Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at the Library of Congress.