Ottoman Heritage in Greece: Map and Bibliography is an openly accessible web-based mapping application that connects the bibliography of Ottoman sites and monuments to an interactive map. The map was developed using the open-source location intelligence and web mapping platform Carto that supports web-based rendering, geospatial analysis and visualization of different types of datasets. On the Ottoman Heritage in Greece applications, users can dynamically visualise about 600 monuments and 1 600 bibliographical entries on a map based on their type. Each georeferenced site is linked to related bibliographic entries.
Ottoman Heritage in Greece: Map and Bibliography can be accessed here.
You got lost in the ongoing (media) war between Russia and Ukraine? We have selected ten old maps from the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) cartographic collection illustrating the geopolitical history of what is now Ukraine. They offer you a glimpse of the region’s complex past as a borderland. Although not exhaustive, the selection of maps chronologically ordered from the sixteenth to the twentieth century illustrates some of the country’s politically significant dates. The descriptive notes that accompany each of the images are intended to arouse your curiosity and will to look further into the maps. Beware though, maps are never neutral, and often serve a political agenda.
Browse this new web page.
An online exhibition that evokes the siege from three different points of view: (a) the written word, such as reports, handwritten letters and illustrations, (b) the map by Gabriello Ughi and (c) the timeline.
Daniel Crouch Rare Books is a specialist dealer in antique atlases, maps, plans, charts and voyages dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. The company's website occasionally features media related to the history of cartography. We draw your attention to the content of the web pages entitled War Maps.
To better understand current events and issues, it is always useful to take a look at the past. That is why the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) has selected ten historical maps of Ukraine from its collection to share on its website and social networks.
The RG 263 CIA Published Maps (also called the CIA Numbered Maps or Numerical Series) is made up of over 22 000 declassified maps. These maps date primarily from the 1940s to the 1970s, cover most areas of the world, and provide a particularly interesting glimpse into the activities and interests of the CIA and US government during the Cold War and Vietnam War. Nearly 3 000 are now available to view and download in the National Archives Catalog.
Learn more on the Unwritten Record blog: RG 263 CIA Published Maps: A Digitization Project In Progress – The Unwritten Record.
We recently learned that Katherine Parker and Barry Ruderman's book Historical Sea Charts. Visions and Voyages through the Ages, which was reviewed in Maps in History No. 70 (French version of the book), has been published in Dutch under the title Historische zeekaarten. Verbeelding en precisie door de eeuwen heen and is now available in bookshops. Barry Ruderman is one of our sponsors.
Issue 112 (Winter 2021) was published in January 2022 and is in distribution to all members of the Washington Map Society.
This issue includes Paul Hughes’s research on Captain William Hilton’s charting of the Cape Fear River area of North Carolina, Joseph W. Grubbs’s investigation of an imagined city in nineteenth-century Virginia, Frederic Shauger’s comparison of modified maps of the Ulm Ptolemy, Andrew Rhodes’s mystery of Lake Alexandra in Africa, Leigh Lockwood’s conversation with Dick Walker about The Living New Deal, and three book reviews.