CARTES HISTORIQUES … IMAGES

  • Aerial Photographs
  • Aeronautical Charts
  • Air route maps. ‘airchive.com: the Museum of Commercial Aviation’ (select ‘Timetables and route maps’ for « the history of over 30 airlines told through their schedules and maps », leading to high res. images; mostly relating to the USA – Chris Sloan) {December, 2003}
  • + Ancient World. Agrimensores (four small images from the 2001 exhibition ‘Des agrimensores romains aux arpenteurs du XVIe siècle’, with accompanying French text – Royal Library, Brussels) {August, 2002}
  • Ancient World. ‘Terra Antiqua’ (see Pinacotheca (Images) for high res. details of the Tabula Peutingeriana, Notitia Dignitatum, Orange cadasters, Madaba Map, topographical images on coins, etc.; and ‘Cartes du monde connu’ for low res. scans of classical and medieval world maps – Delphine Dumas-Acolat) {September, 2006}
  • Architecture (history)
  • Art (history)
  • Aviation (history)
  • Aztec. ‘Imaging the World: A Selection of Maps from Early America’ (four medium res. Aztec maps (or details) and John Smith’s map of Virginia – Washington University Libraries) {December, 2002}
  • Bible maps
  • Cartifacts see under Curiosities
  • + Cartographic nationalism. ‘Maps and Nations Exhibit, 1998’ (13 maps, enlargeable to medium res., briefly described [by different participants in the Seminar], from Mapline{September, 2005} 86/87 (1999) – Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library, Chicago)
  • + Cartographic nationalism. ‘Maps and Nations Exhibit, 1999’ (11 maps, enlargeable to medium res., briefly described [by different participants in the Seminar], from Mapline{January 2008} 91 (Summer/Fall 2000) – Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library, Chicago)
  • Carto-philately see under Philately
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  • Catalan Atlas (14th century) [and ‘Page d’Accueil’ (21 low to medium res. details) and ‘The Catalan Atlas’ (a text page with numerous embedded links to low res. map details); see also –>
  • Catalan Atlas. ‘L’Atlas Catalan’] (Bibliothèque nationale de France)
  • Celestial (low res. samples from seven atlases – Davide Neri)
  • Celestial (a selection of low res. images from the Philadelphia Print Shop)
  • + Celestial. Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum (follow links to ‘History’, then ‘Exhibits’)
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  • Celestial. Apianus (33 enlargeable, medium res. images from Peter Apian, Astronomicum Caesareum, 1540 – Bibliothèque Nationale de France) {July, 2002}
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  • Celestial. ‘Arabic Star Names: a Treasure of Knowledge Shared by the World (introductory text, with early Arabic stellar illustrations, and a bibliography – Muslim Heritage) {February, 2008}
  • Celestial. ‘Astronomy in Japan: Science, History, Culture’ (a gateway to the history of Japanese astronomical mapping, with illustrated articles – Steve Renshaw and Saori Ihara) {September, 2003}
  • Celestial. ‘Astronomy of the North American Indians’ (with three images, including a Pawnee star chart (and a link to a Tulane site with a larger image) – Star Teach) [formerly at < http://physics.unr.edu/grad/welser/astro/american.html >, now incorporated into a page entitled ‘Archeo-Astronomy Group Project’] {March, 2005; updated December 2006}
  • Celestial atlases. ‘Atlanti celesti e terrestri’ (select ‘tutti gli atlanti’ for celestial atlases by Johann Hevelius Uranographia (1690); Johann G. Doppelmayer Atlas Coelestis (1742); John Flamsteed Atlas Coelestis (1753); low res. – Astronomical Observatory of Brera)
  • Celestial atlases (high res. images of entire atlases (including all the text), with a hyperlinked ‘Constellation Index’, by Bayer, Flamsteed, Goldbach, Hyginus, Johnston, Reissig, Rost, Schiller and Semler – Linda Hall Library, Kansas City) {November, 2005}
  • Celestial. ‘The Atlas Coelestis (1742) of Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr’ (links to images of the 30 plates on other sites, mostly from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Astronomical Observatory of Brera, accompanying bibliographical notes and references by Robert Harry van Gent) {December, 2002}
  • Celestial. ‘Atlas Coelestis: Himmelsatlanten aus drei Jahrhunderten’ (see the 24- page pdf catalogue, illustrated with many medium res. images from Bayer (1603) to Argelander (1843) – Jena: Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek and Astrophysikalischen Instituts und Universitäts-Sternwarte (Andreas Seifahrt)) {October, 2004}
  • Celestial. ‘Atlas Coelestis’ (medium-sized, medium to high res. images of the contents of 53 celestial atlases (15th-20th centuries), including historical and explanatory notes; also a growing selection of separate ‘Mappe’ – Felice Stoppa ) {May, 2004; amended October 2007}
  • Celestial. ‘Becvar’s atlases’ (high res. examples illustrating an article by Lubor Kresak about the Czech astronomer Antonin Becvar’s Atlas Coeli Skalnate Pleso (1948), etc.) {December, 2003}
  • Celestial. Carte geografiche e celesti (includes low res. charts by Petrucci and Banet Panadès, M. Ricci’s world map (part), a celestial chart by Schall von Bell and astronomical diagrams – Università di Bologna)
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  • Celestial. Cellarius (25 enlargeable, medium res. images from Andreas Cellarius, Atlas Coelestis, 1660 – Bibliothèque Nationale de France) {July, 2002}
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  • + Celestial. ‘Ciel et Terre’ (virtual exhibition of medieval ideas at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1998-99 – high res. images)
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  • Celestial – Comets (14 enlargeable, medium res. images illustrating cometary theory, from Stanislaus Lubienietski [Lubinetski], Theatrum cometicum, 1665 – Bibliothèque Nationale de France) {July, 2002}
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  • Celestial. ‘Fortin – Atlas Céleste 1795’ (medium res. images of the 26 plates, accompanied by bibliographical notes on the atlas by Jean Fortin, first published in 1776 – Henk Bril) {May, 2004}
  • Celestial. Franz Niklaus König: Celestial atlas (1826): The diaphanous « Atlas céleste » (plates 1-27, 30) (Municipal and University Library, Berne)
  • Celestial. ‘Goed gezien’ (select ‘Objectbeschrijvingen’ and then ‘Het heelal’ for 15 low res.images – accompanying an exhibition by Dirk de Vries) [for a further selection click on ‘Achtergronden’] {April, 2001}
  • Celestial. ‘Harmonia Macrocosmica by Andreas Cellarius’ (the whole atlas in medium res. – University of Utah and the J. Willard Marriott Library) {October, 2004}
  • Celestial. ‘History of Astronomy: Items: Constellations, Maps and Atlases’ and ‘Museums, memorials, historical places and exhibits’ [go to the end for ‘Exhibitions’, though many of the early ones are now dead links] (links from Wolfgang R. Dick)
  • Celestial. ‘Illustrations from Rare Books and Other Objects in the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) Library Collection’ (high res. images from Bayer, Flamsteed, Hevelius, Hyginus, etc. 1482-1882) {September, 2003}
  • Celestial. ‘Images, Artwork and Historical Objects at the US Naval Observatory’ (high res. images from selected astronomical atlases) {July, 2006}
  • Celestial. Johann Bayer Uranometria (1603) (high res. images of the entire atlas (including all the text), with a hyperlinked ‘Constellation Index’ – Linda Hall Library, Kansas City) {February, 2004}
  • Celestial. John Flamsteed Atlas Coelestis (1729) and Atlas céleste (1776) (high res. images of the entire atlases (including all the text), with a hyperlinked ‘Constellation Index’ – Linda Hall Library, Kansas City) {February, 2004}
  • Celestial. Kornelius Reissig Sozviezdiia Predstavlennyia (1829) ( high res. images of the entire atlas (including all the text), with a hyperlinked ‘Constellation Index’ – Linda Hall Library, Kansas City) {February, 2004}
  • + Celestial – Moon. ‘The Face of the Moon – Galileo to Apollo: An Exhibit of Rare Books and Maps from the Collection of the Linda Hall Library’ (small images)
  • Celestial. ‘The Noble Dane: Images of Tycho Brahe’ (exhibition of images, instruments, etc., of Brahe, Flamsteed and Hevelius – Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, 1997)
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  • Celesial – Orion (14 enlargeable, medium res. details from star charts by different authors – Bibliothèque Nationale de France) {July, 2002}
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  • + Celestial. ‘Out of This World. The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas: An Exhibition of Rare Books from the Collection of the Linda Hall Library’ (high res., enlargeable images – an unusual feature is the side-by-side comparison of equivalent maps by different authors)
  • Celestial. Petrus Apianus, Astronomicum Caesareum (Ingolstadt, 1540) (the illustrations in high res., with sample text pages and an introduction by Owen Gingerich – atlascoelestis.com) {July, 2005}
  • Celestial. ‘A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way (by Edward Emerson Barnard, published in 1927; apparently includes 50 star charts as well the photographs – Georgia Tech.) {June, 2006}
  • + Celestial. ‘Sfere del cielo, sfere della terra – Globi celesti e terrestri dal XVI al XX secolo’ (see the album with 72 medium res. images; exhibition at the Museo Correr, Venice, 2007-08) {September, 2007}
  • Celestial. ‘Stjerneatlasser’ (medium res. images, with brief Danish commentary, from the atlases of Bayer, Bode, Cellarius, Doppelmayr, Flamsteed, Hevelius and Lubienietzki – Danmarks Natur- og Lægevidenskabelige Bibliotek) {October, 2004}
  • + Celestial. ‘Tycho’s Star Maps’ (search for ‘Tycho Brahe’ for 10 low res. images of celestial globes and star charts – Emily Winterburn, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich) {July, 2002}
  • Celestial. ‘Vorstellung der Gestirne auf XXXIV Tafeln’ (a facsimile, in medium-high res., and analysis of Johann Bode’s star atlas of 1782 – Th. Rivinius) {May, 2004}
  • Celestial see also under Globes (below) and History of Astronomy
  • Cities see Urban
  • Coins. ‘Portuguese Discoveries: Commemorative Coins’ (Peter van der Krogt)
  • Conservation. ‘Hävingult tagasi võidetud kaardid Rahvusraamatukogu kaardikogust’{April, 2005} ([Restoration of maps from the collection of the National Library (of Estonia)]; eight maps and four atlases (the oldest the 1578 [i.e. 1541?] Ptolemy) shown, in medium res., some both before and after treatment, with brief commentary in Estonian)
  • Curiosities. ‘A Guide to Unusual Maps on the Web’ (links arranged thus: Cartographic Misconceptions; Alternate Geography; Maps of the Imagination, Stories and Games; Maps of Life, Love, Marriage, and the Soul; Mapping New « Geographies » – Bill Thoen)
  • Curiosities. ‘Aleph’: Geographical Fun Atlas (Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division – high res. MrSID images, with the ability to zoom, enlarge and select details)
  • Curiosities. ‘Cartifact Gallery of Jan Smits’ (medium res. images of a wide range of items – often facsimiles of early maps – produced on unusual media)
  • Curiosities. ‘Cartographic Curiosities: Speciality Maps’ (15 medium res., slow-loading, maps, 1535-1868 – Yale University Library). See also Cartographic Curiosities {October, 2001}
  • + Curiosities. ‘ Carto-Maine-ia: Puzzles and Wraps and Oddball Maps’ (three composite, medium res. images – Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine exhibition)
  • Curiosities. ‘A Map by any other Name’ (J.B. Post – Mercator’s World, September-October 2001 – illustrated with 5 low res. images of ‘cartifacts’) {September, 2001}
  • Curiosities see also under Coins and Philately
  • Discovery and Exploration (history)
  • Ebstorf Map. ‘Digitale Schreibzeuge’ (a 1996 article by Martin Warnke, University of Lüneburg, partly discussing the map and including medium res. sample extracts, taken from the 1950s hand-coloured facsimile, with associated name indexes) {February, 2004}
  • Ebstorf Map. ‘EbsKart. Die Ebstorfer Weltkarte: ein mittelalterliches Weltbild’ (Martin Warncke, Universität Lüneburg, 1999) {July, 2005}
  • Ebstorf Map. ‘Et mundus, hoc est homo’ (including medium res. sample extracts, taken from the 1950s hand-coloured facsimile – Martin Warnke, University of Lüneburg) {February, 2004}
  • Ebstorf Map. ‘Les mappemondes: une image médiévale du monde. La mappemonde d’Ebstorf’ (an essay, illustrated with enlargeable details – Bibliothèque nationale de France) {December, 2004}
  • Ebstorf Map (enlargeable, but still low res. images of the Ebstorf and six other medieval world maps and diagrams, with German commentary – Hans Zimmermann) {August, 2002}
  • Ephemera – e.g. trade cards, advertisements – see the various issues of MapForum
  • Escape maps. ‘US Cloth Maps of World War 2’ (enlargeable low res. images [select the map, right click with the mouse and select ‘View Image’]: Army Air Force (36 maps), Naval Air Combat Intelligence-Hydrographic Office (26 maps) – also history, bibliography and useful ‘map identification’ details – John Rado) {February, 2001}
  • Escape maps. ‘War map, escape maps, and more…’ (an illustrated note on the Moon River blog) {December, 2006}
  • Fakes, forgeries & facsimiles likely to deceive
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  • Forlani. ‘Ideas in Society, 1500-1700: Paolo Forlani’ (22 maps, with transcriptions of titles and references, accompanied by low res. images – David Harley, University of Notre Dame, Indiana) {September, 2004}
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  • Garden History
  • Geological mapping. ‘Assynt’s Geology’ (‘of international importance for the discovery of how mountain ranges are formed’, including a section ‘History of geological maps’ – University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment) {July, 2007}
  • Geological mapping. Atlas et description minéralogiques de la France (by Jean-Etienne Guettard (1780); scans of all 253 pages, the text just legible, the map sheets (223 onwards) supposedly enlargeable – University of Strasbourg) {February, 2007}
  • Geological mapping. ‘La carte géologique de France: La naissance dela cartographie géologique remonte à la moitié du XVIIIe siècle’ (four low res. maps – Les fonds anciens de la bibliothèque de l’Ecole des mines de Paris) {February, 2007}
  • Geological mapping. ‘e-Geo: un mare di carte!!!’ (3,100 images of Italian geological mapping, also including a few from France, viewable via plug-in; probably several hundred of them from the 19th century – part of a project to produce a complete inventory of Italian geothematic cartography – Centro di Geotecnologie – Università di Siena) {February, 2005}
  • + Geological mapping. ‘Mapping Mountains’ (click ‘Maps’ for enlargeable pdf images of large-scale British Geological Survey maps and ‘slips’ of the north-west Highlands [these are slow to arrive], from the 1880s, with Interpretative Panels – an exhibition at various Scottish venues in 2007) {July, 2007}
  • Geological mapping. ‘William Smith’s Geological Map of England and Wales and Part of Scotland, 1815-1817’ (various low to medium res. images of early geological maps, set into an explanatory text – Cecil J. Schneer) {September, 2003}
  • Geological mapping, see also Geology (History)
  • German Atlases (a good selection of 19th and 20th century German atlases, of various sorts, offering over 3000 images in medium or high res.; look, e.g., for Berghaus, Spruner and Stieler under ‘Perthes-Gotha’ – Martin Hensen) {April, 2006}
  • Globes (14, very slow-loading – though probably high res. – full-screen images of globes (1699-1873) from the Lanman Collection, Yale University Library)
  • Globes (details, enlargeable to high res. from some of the National Maritime Museum’s 400 globes (1537 to present day), with accompanying descriptions) {October, 2004}
  • + Globes. ‘The Art of Cartography: Exploring Mapmaking in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries’ (over 80 medium res. images of a variety of early maps, globes [select « Gallery »], portraits, etc. – Benjamin Wigton, San Jose State University, 1999) {September, 2001}
  • Globes. « Der digitale Behaim-Globus – Visualisierung und Vermessung des historisch wertvollen Originals » (includes medium res. details of the Behaim Globe – Lionel Dorffner in Cartographica Helvetica14 (1996))
  • Globes. Il catalogo del museo (‘Globi celesti e terrestri’ – 10 medium res. images – Università di Bologna)
  • + Globes. Coronelli. ‘Les globes du Roi-Soleil’ (an extensive online exhibition, featuring commentary and detailed illustrations, of the giant globes presented to Louis XIV in 1683 – Bibliothèque national de France) {February, 2007}
  • Globes. ‘Les Globes de Coronelli’ (click on ‘en images’ for images, including 12 details of the terrestrial globe and 11 details of the celestial – Bibliothèque Nationale de France) {July, 2002}
  • Globes. Der « Mainzer Globus » (text [with links to other sources] and illustrations of the brass globe of c. 150-220 A.D. in the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz) {February, 2005}
  • Globes. Mapparium (text and images of the three-storey glass globe of 1935 – Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston) {December, 2003}
  • Globes. ‘The Mercator Globes at Harvard Map Collection’ (high res MrSID images of the terrestrial (1541) and celestial (1551) globes, with commentary. To learn how the technical difficulties were overcome, see ‘Global Navigator: Presenting Images of an Early Globe on the Web’) {November, 2002}
  • Globes. ‘A Minor History of Giant Spheres’ (with commentary by Joshua Foer, in Cabinet Magazine 27 (Fall 2007)) {October, 2007}
  • + Globes. ‘Sfere del cielo, sfere della terra – Globi celesti e terrestri dal XVI al XX secolo’album with 72 medium res. images; exhibition at the Museo Correr, Venice, 2007-08) {September, 2007} (see the
  • ‘Globes of the 20th century’ (a comprehensive site focusing on American globe manufacturers in the Chicago area, 1900-60, including company histories, tips for dating globes (with a 20th century timeline), glossary, ‘Globe Photo Gallery’ (with medium res. images), and a bibliography – Carolyn Burrell) {January, 2006}
  • Hell. ‘Dante’s Hell’ (including low res. scans of the maps illustrating various editions – University of Notre Dame) {June, 2007}
  • Hell, see also under Paradise below!
  • History of Discoveries see also Related Subjects
  • Hydrography and Navigation (history)
  • Indigenous Peoples. ‘Native Web’ – Maps (links to identified maps on other sites relating to tribal issues – Native Web: Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World) {December, 2001}
  • Islamic. ‘al-Idrîsî. La Méditerranée au XIIe siècle’ (a mini-site, with text and high res. images relating to Islamic and western cartography – Bibliothèque Nationale de France) {July, 2002}
  • Islamic. ‘Arabic Star Names: a Treasure of Knowledge Shared by the World (introductory text, with early Arabic stellar illustrations, and a bibliography – Muslim Heritage) {February, 2008}
  • Islamic. ‘The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes’ (a hitherto unknown Arabic cosmographical treatise, the Kitab Ghara?ib al-funun wa-mulah? al-?uyun, known as the Book of Curiosities – a copy, probably made in Egypt in the late 12th or 13th century, of an anonymous work compiled in the first half of the 11th century in Egypt. The manuscript (viewable in high res.) contains a unique series of maps and diagrams, most of which are unparalleled in any other medieval work. These include diagrams of star-groups and comets; two world maps, one with a graphic scale (the earliest surviving example); individual maps of islands and ports in the eastern Mediterranean; the Indian Ocean, and Caspian Sea, etc., with fully searchable Arabic text and English translation – online publication by The Bodleian Library (which acquired it in 2002) in collaboration with The Oriental Institute, University of Oxford). [NB. The site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox] {March, 2007}
  • Islamic. ‘Links to Photos of Islamic Cartography’ (from the Bibliothèque nationale de France – Tarek Kahlaoui, Islamic Cartography weblog, 25 August 2006) {September, 2006}
  • Islamic. ‘Mappemondes médiévales’ (12 images of medieval western and islamic maps – Bibliothèque Nationale de France) {July, 2002}
  • Islamic. Portolan atlas. Al-Sharafi al-Sifaqsî (enter, under ‘Cote’, Arabe 2278, then click on ‘Chercher’ and then ‘Images’; medium res. images of a 16th century [1551?] Arabic atlas drawn in Tunisia, comprising a chart for finding the direction of Mecca, a world chart and seven sectional charts of the Mediterranean – Bibliothèque nationale de France, Richelieu, Manuscrits Arabe 2278) {November, 2005; updated February 2008}
  • Islamic see also under Asia in the Images and Text sections; and, for Islamic astronomy, see Related Subjects: History of Astronomy
  • Jigsaw maps, see Special Topics
  • Landscape history
  • + Literary maps. ‘Language of the Land: Journeys into Literary America’ (a number of high res. MrSID images, featuring ‘literary maps’ of the US by modern artists – Library of Congress exhibition, 2000, by Martha Hopkins and Michael Buscher) {May, 2002}
  • Literature and Maps: Image and Text’ (an interesting, if confusing, site [being rebuilt] with groups of medium res. images detached from their explanatory text; also follow up the list of links: ‘Political maps…Petruccelli’s maps’ – Chris Mullen, ‘The visual telling of stories: a database dedicated to the study of the narrative in visual form’) {February, 2006}
  • Literary maps, see also Special Topics
  • Maritime History
  • Medieval. ‘A Medieval Atlas’ (links pages from about.com, arranged by Region/Place-name/Century/Topic, and also City & Town maps – most links are to historical maps)
  • Medieval. ‘Atlantide sotto ghiaccio?’ (14 low res. images of medieval world maps, accompanying a text on Atlantis and the Antarctic – Diego Cuoghi) {December, 2003}
  • Medieval. ‘Cartographic Images’ (a large collection of low res. images (both whole maps and details) for a wide range of historically important maps (i.e. they tend to be institutional ‘treasures’, often in manuscript), some accompanied by extensive ‘monographs’ (i.e. descriptions) – Jim Siebold)
  • Medieval. ‘Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts’ (searching on ‘map’ retrieved 13 MSS, some represented by several whole maps and details – British Library) {April, 2006}
  • + Medieval. ‘Ciel et Terre’ (virtual exhibition at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1998-99 – high res. images)
  • Medieval. ’Decameron Web’ (sections ‘Antique and Ancient Maps’ and ‘Regional Maps of the Middle Ages’ illustrated with low res. maps from the ‘Cartographic Images’ site – Brown University) {July, 2004}
  • Medieval. Ebstorf World Map (enlargeable, but still low res. images of the Ebstorf and six other medieval world maps and diagrams, with German commentary – Hans Zimmermann) {August, 2002}
  • ‘Medieval illuminated manuscripts from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek’ [Royal Library, The Hague] and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum (among the almost 11,000 high res. images there are currently a few maps and plans, as well as city views – select ‘Words from descriptions’ and enter, e.g. ‘map’, ‘cartography’, ‘atlases’, ‘plan’, ‘city’, or something specific. Alternatively, retrieve via an elaborate thesaurus of art terms, ‘Iconclass’, e.g. 25A for ‘map’). {August, 2001}
  • Medieval. ‘Kartor med öster uppåt, OT-kartor och andra‘ (about 50 low to medium res. images of medieval mappaemundi [taken, with acknowledgement, from the Henry Davis site] with identifying captions in Swedish) {September, 2004}
  • Medieval. ‘Les mappemondes: une image médiévale du monde. Vision du monde’ (an essay on mappaemundi and portolan charts, illustrated with enlargeable details – Bibliothèque nationale de France) {December, 2004}
  • Medieval. ‘Mappemondes médiévales’ (12 images of medieval western and Islamic maps – Bibliothèque Nationale de France) {July, 2002}
  • Medieval. ‘The developing world: comparing medieval maps from around the globe’ (seven low res. maps and details – Margaret Johnson, Hereford Cathedral, 1999)
  • Medieval. William of Conches ‘De Philosophia Mundi’ (a facsimile [France, second half of 12th century] including enlargeable, very high res. images of circular world maps (ff. 13r and 15r) and various astronomical diagrams – University of Pennsylvania Library, Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image (SCETI)) {October, 2003}
  • Medieval see also under ‘Portolan charts’ below
  • Military see World War I and II, and under ‘Related Subjects’
  • Motoring maps – see under Road Maps
  • Mountains see ‘Geological mapping’ above
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  • Mural maps. ‘La Sala della Guardaroba o delle Carte Geografiche in Palazzo Vecchio’ (select ‘Le carte geografiche’ for medium res. images of 57 mural maps and 19 Tuscan town views, with Giorgio Vasari’s 1568 description, prepared for a conference in Florence in October 2006, organized by the Comune di Firenze) {May, 2007}
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  • Naval History
  • Panorama. ‘About Panorama-Maps and this Collection’ (a commercial site offering information and low res. images on (mostly recent) panoramas produced in North America and Europe, with indexes by artist and country – Panorama-Map.com) {December, 2003}
  • Periods – see Jim Siebold’s Cartographic Images site, on which there is more above under ‘Large general sites’
  • Peutinger Table/Tabula Peutingeriana (partial, medium res. sections of the original [c. 250 AD, covering parts of Europe, Africa and Asia, surviving copy c. 1200] and the 1598 facsimile by Velser, and high res. sections of the entire 1887-8 facsimile – E. Harsch, Fachhochschule Augsburg) {March, 2002}
  • Peutinger Table (in 11 high res. segments, with an ‘Alphabetical Index of Toponyms’ – Sorin Olteanu’s Thraco-Daco-Moesian Languages Project (TDML) {May, 2007}
  • Philately. Cartostamp (« Maps on Stamps »): Stamps from all over the World (Peter Bleekrode’s database of 25,000 stamps, including historical examples) {October, 2003}
  • Philately. ‘Latvian map stamps – Sun issue I [on German WWI infantry maps]’ (in 1918, faced with a paper shortage, Latvia used the verso of German maps for their stamps; the site includes information about the maps) {July, 2007}
  • Philately. ‘Maps on stamps’ (‘Historical Maps’ leads to a large selection of high res. illustrations with commentary and links). [Also here] {March, 2005}
  • Philately (maps on stamps) (Menno-Jan’s Stamp Museum: ‘Carto-philatelics’; ‘East Africa’s postal history’; ‘Maps on stamps of the Netherlands’ – analytical site, with some examples using early maps – Menno-Jan Kraak)
  • Philately. New CartoPhilatelist (scroll down for ‘Oh what a relief’, a well-illustrated article by Martin Oakes on the depiction of terrain, from issue 1, April 2003) {February, 2005}
  • Philately. Stamp links, arranged by country (Maurice Oerlemans) {November, 2005}
  • Pictorial maps. ‘Harvard Map Collection digital maps. E.D. Chase pictorial collection’ (47 pictorial map images (1929-43), of different parts of the world, enlargeable to very high res.; ‘pictorial maps are a unique genre of cartographic materials and Chase’s examples require intensive study to really appreciate the artistry involved and the amount of detail that are a trademark of each of his maps’ (David Cobb) – Harvard Map Collection) {December, 2006; revised September 2007}
  • Piracy (click on ‘Pirate Maps’ for a selection of medium res.scans – Beej)
  • Portolan atlases and charts in the Huntington Library (includes descriptions and enlarged, high res. images of the entire contents of about 35 portolan atlases and maps , some unsigned (HM 29 [Vallard Atlas], 34, 39, 42, 45 [King-Hamy], 47, 1548, 2098), others signed by or assigned to Agnese (HM 10, 25-27), Bremond (HM 31), Brouscon (HM 46), Cavallini (HM 38), Fassoi (HM 30 – engraved), Freire (HM 35), Ghisolfi (HM 28), Maggiolo (HM 427), Martines (HM 33), Oliva (HM 40, 2515), Olives (HM 32), Roussin (HM 37), Teixeira (HM 1549), Vaz Dourado (HM 41), Velho (HM 44), Welch (HM 43), and two acknowledged forgeries (HM 217, 218) – they are arranged in their ‘HM’ order on this page; alternatively, consult the comparative analytical table, ‘Chart of the portolan atlases: geographical areas on maps and portolan atlases’ {March, 2004; amended September 2007}
  • Portolan charts (four charts and an isolario) (fast-loading, high res. enlargements, with commentary – Carol Urness, James Ford Bell Library). See also ‘Young Navigators’ (leading to: ‘Travel through history’; ‘Building blocks in cartography’; ‘Building blocks in geography’; ‘The world revealed through maps’)
  • Portolan charts (from this ‘Subject’ list select ‘CADA/CHAR’, then ‘carte’, which brings up two portolan charts [Dijon – BM – ms. 0550 and Lyon – BM – ms. 0179] and a map of Italy; to view you must left-click to create a pop-up which can be enlarged to medium res. [the last three links are for the Lyon chart] – Enluminures (medieval MSS preserved in French municipal libraries)) {January, 2006}
  • Portolan charts. Al-Sharafi al-Sifaqsî (enter, under ‘Cote’, Arabe 2278, then click on ‘Chercher’ and then ‘Images’; medium res. images of a 16th century [1551?] Arabic atlas drawn in Tunisia, comprising a chart for finding the direction of Mecca, a world chart and seven sectional charts of the Mediterranean – Bibliothèque nationale de France, Richelieu, Manuscrits Arabe 2278) {November, 2005; updated February 2008}
  • Portolan charts. Baldasaro da Maiolo Vesconte (2-sheets covering the Mediterranean, 1588; enlargeable (in sections) to high res.: ‘Carta navicatoria di mano de Baldasaro da Maiolo Visconte fatta nell’anno MDLXXXVIII’; bound at the end of a world atlas by Joan Riczo Oliva – Patrimonio Nacional, Real Biblioteca, ‘Manuscritos de América’; Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes ) {January, 2006}
  • Portolan charts. Battista Agnese [portolan atlas of nine charts and a world map, 1544] (Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division – high res. MrSID images, with the ability to zoom, enlarge and select details)
  • Portolan charts. Battista Agnese (undated [mid 16th century] portolan atlas, with (apparently) 13 charts, one in three parts, as well as other drawings, making 20 images in all; to go directly to the high res. images click here – New York Public Library, Spencer Collection (part of the Digital Scriptorium)) {December, 2007}
  • Portolan charts. Battista Agnese (links for images and descriptions of various Agnese atlases – BibliOdyssey blog) {July, 2006}
  • Portolan charts. ‘Early vellum sea charts « Portulans »‘ (a growing selection of charts and atlases, viewable in medium res. or with small details enlargeable to high res. – National Maritime Museum, Greenwich) {January, 2006}
  • Portolan charts. Fernäo Vaz Dourado, Portolan Atlas, c. 1576 (medium res. images of the entire atlas, comprising preliminaries and 17 charts – Biblioteca Nacional Digital, Portugal). [For descriptive text see the Tesouros section.] {July, 2004; amended September 2007}
  • Portolan charts. Francesco Ghisolfo (medium res. images of two 16th-century portolan atlases: Ricc. 3615 and Ricc. 3616 from the Biblioteca Riccardiana, Florence – Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica « F. Datini »: Immagini per la storia economica e sociale) {July, 2003}
  • Portolan charts. Gaspar Viegas (attributed) (medium res. images from the portolan atlas of c. 1537: from the Biblioteca Riccardiana, Florence – Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica « F. Datini »: Immagini per la storia economica e sociale) {July, 2003}
  • Portolan charts. Jean Guérard (a site about the 17th-century Dieppe cartographer, with three sections: Biographie, Hydrographie Traité de 1630, and Portulans; including brief notes and images [details and whole maps, enlargeable but low res.] – Olivier Poullet) {December, 2004}
  • Portolan charts. Joan Riczo Oliva (17-chart world atlas, c.1580-8, enlargeable (in sections) to high res. – Patrimonio Nacional, Real Biblioteca, ‘Manuscritos de América’; Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes ) {January, 2006}
  • Portolan charts. ‘Les mappemondes: une image médiévale du monde. Vision du monde’ (an essay on mappaemundi and portolan charts, illustrated with enlargeable details – Bibliothèque nationale de France) {December, 2004}
  • + Portolan charts. Les Portulans (Carte Pisane, Vesconte, Dulcert, Viladestes, G. de Maggiolo: small details – Bibliothéque Nationale de France)
  • Portolan charts. ‘Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea ca. 1320-1350’ (high res. JPEG2000 image, of the trimmed chart extending from the Balearic Is to the Holy Land – Library of Congress) {June, 2007}
  • Portolan see also under Sea charts below
  • Relief. New CartoPhilatelist (scroll down for ‘Oh what a relief’, a well-illustrated article by Martin Oakes on the depiction of terrain, from issue 1, April 2003) {February, 2005}
  • Relief models. ‘Musée des plans-reliefs – Paris’ (scans of four models, from the time of Vauban – Association Vauban) {March, 2007}
  • ‘Road maps’ (over 1000 medium res. images of road map covers, mostly from oil companies, arranged geographically for all parts of the world and then by company, some captioned – Jon Roma) {December, 2003}
  • Road maps. ‘Carte Générale des Postes de l’Europe’ (enlargeable, high res. images of John Rocque’s wall map of the roads of Europe (Sayer, 1781) – Christos Nüssli) {February, 2003}
  • Road maps. ‘Caught Mapping’ (a 9-minute black and white documentary about the updating process for printed road maps in the USA c. 1940. It is available as a download in various formats or streamed over the Internet – link available via the Cartography blog) {July, 2006}
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  • Road maps. ‘Gas Maps Plus’ (a large number of medium res. images, apparently of road map covers, arranged by oil company, worldwide but particularly strong on Australia and New Zealand – Robert Stephens) {December, 2003}
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  • Road maps. ‘Graphic Design from the 1920s and 1930s in Travel Ephemera’ (a search for maps found a number of 20th century motoring maps, mostly of European subjects, concentrating on cover design – David Levine) {May, 2002}
  • Road maps – also look in the appropriate geographical page of this ‘Web Images’ section, and see under Map Collecting
  • School Atlases (a chronological list of school atlases, 1777-1864, whose contents can be found, in high res., on the David Rumsey Map Collection site [for further details about this site see Large general sites]) {January, 2006}
  • + Sea. ’La Mer, terreur et fascination’ (a Bibliothèque nationale de France site for an exhibition co-organised with the Ville de Brest and the Pôle associé Océanographie of Brest, 2005; as always with the BnF there is interesting cartographic material (from the 13th century onwards) but it is hard to find – see for example La mer dans les cartes, with 16 maps and charts (enlargeable to medium res.), or Concours cartes marines) {April, 2005}
  • Sea charts. ‘Cartografia nautica’ (an extensive introduction to the history of cartography in Italian, spread over 12 topic pages [see list in right margin] illustrated with small scans; alternatively, you can select (via ‘Ricerca dei termini’) from a drop-down list of mapmaker names and titles; see also Collezionismo: cartografia); sea charts are featured and illustrated in other sections as well [see list in left margin]) {August, 2005}
  • Sea charts see also under Portolan charts above
  • Silk maps see Escape maps above
  • ‘Soil map of Belgium’ (first click ‘Collections’, then click on the relevant thumbnail to bring up a browsing list of the map published at 1:20,000 by the Comité voor het opnemen van de Bodemkaart en de Vegetatiekaart van België, Brussels, 1950-1971; high res. images viewable with/without MrSID plugin – from the collections of the former Rijks Geologische Dienst in Haarlem and the former Bodemkundig Instituut van de Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht) {March, 2006}
  • Soil maps. ‘Historical Soil Survey Maps of South Carolina’ (the collection of 41 maps (1902-37), enlargeable to high res. – University of South Carolina, University Libraries) {December, 2006}
  • Stars see under Celestial
  • Statistical maps (‘Historische hoogtepunten van grafische verwerking’: Statistische kaarten; also links to pages on Lalanne, Minard, etc. – Wim Neeleman and Heleen Verhage, Utrecht University)
  • + Storytelling. ‘Narratives & Maps: Historical Studies in Cartographic Storytelling. The accompanying exhibit’ (Newberry Library, Chicago, 2000 – 12 high res., enlargeable images)
  • Surveying. ‘A térképezés/ felmérés története képeken/ Pictorial story of surveying and mapping’ (18 annotated, medium res. illustrations of surveyors in the field, through the ages) {September, 2003}
  • Surveying, see also History of Surveying
  • Telegraph. ‘History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy: Submarine Cable Route Maps’ (over 20 medium res. maps, from 1858) {January, 2006}
  • Thematic maps. ‘100 Thematic maps [of the Netherlands]’ (first click ‘Collections’, then click on the relevant thumbnail to bring up a browsing list; high res. images viewable with/without MrSID plugin; mostly from Utrecht University Library) {March, 2006}
  • Thematic maps. ‘The Graphic Works of Charles Joseph Minard’ (low res. images of some of the maps – Michael Friendly)
  • Thematic maps. ‘Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization: an Illustrated Chronology of Innovations’ (low res. images illustrating a challenging and detailed site, broken down into half centuries, with a good References page, by Michael Friendly and Daniel J. Denis). [See also Historical Milestones] {April, 2001}
  • + Thematic maps. ‘Strijd om de Ruimte in Kaart’ (Mapping the struggle for space – a range of low res., thematic maps, in Dutch – exhibition organised by Guus Borger and Jan Werner, 2000)
  • Tithe maps – search for ‘tithe’ on the British Isles page
  • Towns see under Urban
  • ‘The Upsidedown Map Page: It needn’t be a Eurocentric world’ (illustrating 5 modern maps and the 1550 Desceliers chart (enlargeable to medium res.), with comments and links relating to maps not oriented to north and with Europe in the middle – Francis Irving) {December, 2003}
  • Urban. Braun & Hogenberg, Civitates orbis terrarum (1572-1618) (medium res. images: from the Biblioteca Riccardiana, Florence – Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica « F. Datini »: Immagini per la storia economica e sociale) {July, 2003}
  • Urban. ‘Historic Cities’ (enlargeable, very high res. images of over 500 early city plans (mostly from Braun & Hogenberg, but with a large Jerusalem section) – Historic Cities Center of the Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish National and University Library ). See also under Web Projects {October, 2001; updated April 2004}
  • Urban. ‘Hjortsøe’s lokalhistoriske billeder – Gamle bykort’ (a small selection of high res. town plans (some as details), mostly of Copenhagen) {December, 2004}
  • Urban. ‘An Ideal City?: the 1912 Competition to Design Canberra’ (while focussing on Canberra, this takes a broad look, in text and ‘Zoomify’ images, at precursors around the world – National Archives of Australia, National Capital Authority, and National Library of Australia) {November, 2006}
  • Urban. ‘Mapping Utopia: Town Plans From City Beautiful to Your Private Universe’ (four medium res. illustrations to one of the ‘Popular Cartography Exhibits’ from the 2004 Reading Popular Cartography Seminar at the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library, Chicago) {September, 2005}
  • Urban. S. Münster, La Cosmographie universelle contenant la situation de toutes les parties du monde, avec les proprietez & appartenances (1552) (medium res. images of all the town plan/views – Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica « F. Datini »: Immagini per la storia economica e sociale) {July, 2003}
  • + Vatican Exhibit (Library of Congress) (a wide-ranging exhibition, including, e.g., plans of Rome, Ptolemy, Buondelmonti, Jesuits in China – but slow to load)
  • World War I. ‘The Gallipoli map collection’ (a small selection from the collection of over 300 maps, arranged according to Landing (April 1915), Cemetery, Turkish and Trench categories, enlargeable to high res. – Australian War Memorial) {April, 2007}
  • World War II. ‘Federal Newsmaps’ (212 posters, zoomable to high res. – University of North Texas Libraries) {November, 2006}
  • World War II. ‘From the Home Front and the Front Lines’ (a small selection of military and aviation maps, including one from Vietnam – Library of Congress) {October, 2004}
  • ‘World War II Military Situation Maps 1944-1945’ (416 printed maps, viewable in high res. MrSID format, and 115 reports, giving daily details on the military campaigns in Western Europe from D-Day to July 1945; including a Flash ‘interactive essay’ The Battle of the Bulge – Library of Congress ‘American Memory’) {January, 2006}
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