The gateway to the history of cartography. Old maps,
early maps — non-current maps in general
— are the subject of this site. 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
3 000 annotated links — selected for relevance
Oddens' Bookmarks - The Fascinating World of Maps and
Mapping (No longer maintained! Only accessible via Internet Archive Wayback Machine)
This portal site has over 22 500 cartographic links,
from map sellers to cartographic collections, from
geographical societies to libraries with maps from
all over the world. Also offers lists with
cartography related exhibitions and events.
As books become old and begin to fall apart,
librarians depend on micro-form to preserve their
content for the future. While microfilm is perfect
for storing and protecting this material, it is a
does not allow for much access. In following its
mission to provide universal access to all human
knowledge, the Internet Archive is teaming up with
libraries all over the world to begin digitizing
microfilm and microfiche. The books in this
collection are from a variety of libraries including
the University of Chicago Libraries, the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of
Alberta, and the National Technical Information
Service. This service provides an unique opportunity
to search for cartography related books (in pdf
format) that are nowadays hard to find.
The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.
It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.
OldMapsOnline has been created by a collaboration between The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland.