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Europe Historic Maps

19th Century London - Social
Impressive selection of maps which are a valuable source. They depict infant mortality, cholera deaths, and the distribution of servants.
http://www.geog.qmw.ac.uk/gbhgis/sampler4/london.html

1UpTravel.com - Historical Maps of Europe
View a large collection of maps including Balkans, Constantinople, Corsica, German Empire, Hispania, Italia, Ottoman Empire, Roman Empire, Waterloo and World War II Maps.
http://www.1uptravel.com/worldmaps/history-europe.html

Antique Maps of Iceland
National and Univ. Library of Iceland provides a look at its complete collection of historic maps. View the maps and read bios of the map makers.
http://www.bok.hi.is/kort/maps.html

Birmingham in the Nineteenth Century
Atlas of Victorian central Birmingham provided by Aston University. Click on the main map to receive photographs and details about an area.
http://www.cs.aston.ac.uk/oldbrum/MapPage1.html

Birmingham Plan of 1731
View a large reproduction of this first official plan of Birmingham. Includes notes and a transcript of the map's accompanying text.
http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/epislive/libpages.nsf/437194deb

Booth's 1889 London Poverty Map
Street level color-coded map showing "general conditions of the inhabitants" from very poor to upper class. Enlargeable grid sections.
http://www.umich.edu/~risotto/home.html

Cartographic Images
Explore Henry Davis Consulting's collection of cartographic images from the ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods.
http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/carto.html

Changing Geography of Health
Sequence of maps depicting the changing geography of health and mortality in Britain in the 19th century.
http://www.geog.qmw.ac.uk/gbhgis/sampler3/sampler3.html

City Maps
Dutch city maps from Blaeu's Toonneel der Steden atlas from 1652, ideal for role-playing games which take place during that era.
http://grid.let.rug.nl/~welling/maps/blaeu.html

Domesday to the First Census
Online maps created after examining the statistics found in the Domesday Book, which was commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1086.
http://www.geog.qmw.ac.uk/gbhgis/sampler5/sampler5.html

Europe - Historical Maps
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas offers a look at archived maps of European continent and various regions.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_europe.htm

Gardiner's Atlas of English History
Consult this collection of reproduced Victorian maps, depicting in various eras Britain and the other countries that featured in its history.
http://www.livgenmi.com/gardinertitle.htm

Greenwood's Map of London 1827
Access a quality reproduction of this early nineteenth-century map. Use either an imagemap or place-name links to zoom into the area of choice.
http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/greenwood/home.html

Historic Atlas Resource - Europe
Features a collection of atlases of Europe at various stages of world history.
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~atlas/europe/maps.html

Historical Atlas Pages
Maps feature the British Isles from Roman times through the 1600s. Some feature indexes and descriptive essays with historical details.
http://www.vii.com/~cda/atlas/

Historical Maps of Europe
Find numerous maps of Baltic lands, Britannia, Central Europe, and the Mediterranean Sea. Some maps date back to AD 1,000.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/historical

Images of Medieval Art and Architecture - British Maps
Promoter of education and research in Medieval art and architecture offers maps of Great Britain. View maps of Medieval London as well as abbeys.
http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/menuengl/mainmaps.html

John Snow's London in 1859
Part of a US university resource on epidemiologist Dr John Snow, this highly detailed map depicts the mid-Victorian London in which he worked.
http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/1859map/map1859.html

Khazarian Historic Maps
Illustrates the story of these nomadic Turkic people who settled in Southern Russia during the Middle Ages.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Sparta/3976/

Location of Britannia - Ptolemy's Geography
Find a map of the island produced by the second century astronomer. Includes Ptolemy's location data tables.
http://www.ukans.edu/history/index/europe/ancient_rome/E/Gaz

Map of Charlemagne's Conquests
View a map of the Holy Roman Empire under Charlemagne. Color coding reflects land areas held by Charlemagne in 771 and 800 AD.
http://pages.prodigy.com/charlemagne/map.htm

Old English Pages - Anglo-Saxon England
Map of England depicts the kingdoms, dioceses, mints, and other political units of the Anglo-Saxon period.
http://www.georgetown.edu/cball/oe/oe-map.html

Old-maps.co.uk
Provides a searchable database of 19th century maps, covering most parts of the UK.
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/

Ordnance Survey
View maps of the UK. Includes the original 19th century Ordnance Survey series of maps.
http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/

Origins of the North-South Divide
Sequence of colourful online maps examining the historical origins of the north south divide in Britain.
http://www.geog.qmw.ac.uk/gbhgis/sampler1/text.html

Osshe Historical & Cultural Atlas Resource
John Nicols' Europe Image Library offers numerous scanned photographs of the Roman Empire as its remains today.
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~atlas/europe/images.html

Roman Britain Map - Britain Express
See a drawing of England and Wales which shows the major towns, regions and capitals of Roman-occupied Britain.
http://www.britainexpress.com/History/roman-britain-map.htm

Roman Military Sites in Britain
Useful collection of maps showing the locations of Roman military camps and fortresses within England, Wales and the Scottish frontier.
http://www.morgue.demon.co.uk/Pages/Map_pages/MAP.htm

Russia - University of Texas Library
Explore the array of maps of Russian and the former Soviet republics. See political and shaded-relief maps.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/commonweal

Russian Empire Maps
Archive of maps ideal for any student or enthusiast of Russian history. Focus on specific regions, or examine the partition of Poland.
http://feefhs.org/maps/ruse/mapiruse.html

University of Oxford - Bodleian Library Map Room
Library map room offers a large collection of historical maps. Browse the collections and find map links.
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/users/nnj/

Viking Exploration
High-resolution online map depicting the various exploratory maritime routes which were used by the Vikings.
http://city.net/img/tra/mag/map/vkexph.gif
 
 
 
 

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