Map Resources

Map Collections: 1500-2006
Maps of military battles and campaigns, cities and towns, discovery and exploration can be found on this excellent site from the Library of Congress.

Historical Maps Online
This image database is part of the larger Digital Imaging and Media Technology Initiative at the University of Illinois Library. The project includes scanned maps related to the history of Illinois and the Northwest Territory, 1650-1976.

Historical Map of the United States
Original maps of major United States historical events from early inhabitants, exploration and settlement, territorial growth and extensive military history detailing every major battle. Most maps are pre-1900.

Hyper-History Online
Though not it's focus, this site has a link to maps. HyperHistory presents 3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, and timelines. The date of 1000 BC has been chosen as the beginning of the main part of HyperHistory because at around that time four very distinctive civilized traditions began to take shape in Greece, the Middle East, India and China.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
An excellent source of online maps available for downloading. It is arranged by area of the world as well as by category (for example, World, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Russia, United States, etc.).

Atlas of North America
Maps of America (her people, heritage and resources) are what you'll find and make on The site contains maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. It also includes maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations are included.

USGS Maps and Atlases
The United States Geological Survey site makes many types of maps (geologic, topographic, tectonic, etc.) available.

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