The Civil War Preservation Trust
has a wonderful page of assorted American Civil War maps
. Includes the excellent CWPT topographical maps
[viewable online, download .pdf requires free registration], and historical maps
. My favorites are the animated maps
, on the map of the First Day of Chancellorsville
you can toggle between the topo map and a present-day satellite view so you can see the effects of modern development on the battlefield. [via]
Beijing in 1930
. First mentioned on the blue back in 2001
, the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
now has over 18,460 maps online—120 of them viewable as Google Maps overlays
Physicist Howard Wiseman has a hobby, history
. On his website he has three history subsites, filled with lots of information: 1) Ruin and Conquest of Britain
2) 18 Centuries of Roman Empire
3) Twenty Centuries of "British" "Empires"
. Especially informative are his many maps. As he says himself: "Drawing historical maps of all sorts has been a hobby of mine since my mid teens. Now I can do it digitally, and inflict it upon the world!"
Online Historical Map Exhibits
from the Smith Centre for Cartographic Education. Nice
collection - take a look at the Columbus Letter
, Portuguese America
exhibit on diasporas.
is putting his tremendous collection of historic maps online. Using technologies from Luna Imaging
, he has so far made available high-resolution images of over 4000 of the 150,000 maps in his collection.