Map History /
History of Cartography THE Gateway to
Old maps, early maps - non-current maps in general - are the subject of this site.
Whether you are an academic, family historian,
collector, teacher, parent or surfer - WELCOME! Use this site to find the worthwhile
information about old maps, both on the web and in the real world. The site's 100
'pages' offer comment and guidance, and over 5000 annotated links - selected for
relevance and quality. As the information is logically organised in a directory
structure, you should easily find what you want. For an overview, check out What the site is about.
Follow the links to the left; or use the Index
(and perhaps find unexpected things as well); or explore via the
Sitemap to see the full range. In addition, you can search across the whole of this
Please note that
there are no pictures of maps on this site (but see Map image sites for hundreds of
annotated links to
them). Alternatively, Map
articles gives easy access to the growing body of free text on
This site is eleven years old and is updated continuously. Add it to your favorites or, if relevant,
insert a link from your own page.
Comments are very welcome but specific map
enquiries cannot be answered.
Campbell, Map Librarian (retired), British Library, London: