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Reference Resources: Maps And Geography -- Historical

American Memory -- Map Collections

Thousands of maps from the Library of Congress' collections, including cities and towns, battles and military campaigns, transportation, exploration and discovery, and more.
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Atlas And Survey Of Latin American History

This 2005 volume is "a practical introductory overview of Latin American history and politics through the lens of human and physical geography." Chronologically-arranged essays and maps, plus thematic coverage of the modern era. You can view the table of contents here.
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Census Atlas Of The United States

"First comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s... about 300 pages long and containing almost 800 maps. Data from decennial censuses prior to 2000 support nearly 150 maps and figures."
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Concise Dictionary Of World Place Names

Published in 2005. Contains 8,000 entries on the history, meanings, and origin of an enormous range of country, region, island, city, and town names from around the world.
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Dictionary Of Human Geography

Fifth edition (2009) contains over 1,000 alphabetically-arranged, signed entries, from over 100 contributors, which are "concerned with the ways in which place, space and environment are both the condition and in part the consequence of human activities." You may preview the contents.
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Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 -- Virginia

This collection based upon the fire insurance maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities, created by the Sanborn Map Company, beginning in the 19th century. The original collection included over 1.2 million maps, most of which are available on microfilm in the Library of Congress. Leyburn Library's subscription to Digital Sanborn Maps provides online access to only the Virginia maps. (We also have microfilm of the Virginia maps.)
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Historical Atlas Of Islam

Edited by Hugh Kennedy, the second edition (2002) is published here as part of the online Encyclopaedia of Islam and contains maps and scholarly descriptions of regions, cities, and more. Entries include "Related Entries" from the Encyclopaedia of Islam and other sources.
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Historical Atlas Of The Ancient World

2009 volume contains over 170 color maps which illustrate "the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire." Each map is accompanied by a text that outlines the main historical developments.
This is part of the Brill's New Pauly series and includes cross-references to that collection.
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Historical Atlas Of The Islamic World

Concise essays cover a wide variety of themes including philosophy, arts and architecture, the Muslim city, trade, commerce and manufacturing, marriage and family life, ritual and devotional practices, the rise of the modern national state, oil exports and arms imports, and much more. Based on the 2004 volume of the same title, available in print form in our collection.
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Historical Topographic Map Collection

High-resolution scans of historical USGS maps, some dating back to 1884. The collection eventually will total 200,000, with about 90,000 loaded as of September 2011.
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Hotchkiss Map Collection

Over 300 cartographic items made by Confederate Army Major Jebediah Hotchkiss, featuring detailed maps of the Shenandoah Valley.
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Internet Catalogue: Maps -- Worldwide

"Maps, spacial data and GIS on the Internet - and how to find them."
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Landmarks Of The American Revolution

State-by-state profiles of hundreds of hsitorical sites and landmarks associated with the American Revolutionary War. Revised edition (2006) of Mark Boatner's 1973 volume.
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Library Of Congress Map Collections: 1500-2004

Hundreds of U.S. historical maps.
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Mapping The National Parks

Documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. The collection consists of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present, reflecting early mapping of the areas that would become four National Parks, as well as the parks themselves. Can be searched by keyword or browsed by subject, creator, title or location.
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NationalAtlas.gov

A work-in-progress, this new national atlas databases, with various types of maps, incorporates a reange of U.S. Government data -- political, demographic, geological, environmental, etc.
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Oddens' Maps And Atlases

Enormous collection of links to contemporary and historical maps.
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Periodical Historical Atlas Of Europe

"An atlas depicting in 21 maps the states of this continent at the end of each century from AD 1 to AD 2000."
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Perry-Castaneda Historical Maps

Collection of historical maps from the enormous University of Texas collection.
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ProQuest Congressional -- Serial Set Maps

August 2012 brings a new interface for ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional).
The Congressional Serial Set includes over 50,000 digitized maps from the first two centuries of the American nation. Most of these maps are included within larger documents.
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U. S. Military Academy Maps

Maps used in teaching by the History Department at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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Unveiling Of Britain

Online collection of over 800 maps and views of Britain, dating up to 1600.
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