Five Collections of Historical Maps
As I pointed out in
my previous post, reading
this brand-new BBC short article about the rediscovery of the first 3D map in Europe triggered me to browse my archives for collections of historic maps. Here are some collections of historic maps that Ive featured in the past and utilized in my class and or in
Teaching History With Technology workshops for many years..
The Kings Topographical Collection hosted on the Flick Commons includes more than 17,000 historic maps and images related to maps. The Kings Topographical Collection is made up of illustrations and maps produced in between 1500 and 1824. You can browse through, view, and download all of the maps and drawings in the collection. You can search and search for maps in the collection according to date, area, topic, collection, contributor, and language.
The maps are licensed for totally free download and reuse by teachers and trainees.
The Kings Topographical Collection hosted on the Flick Commons includes more than 17,000 historic maps and images related to maps. You can browse through, view, and download all of the maps and illustrations in the collection.
Maps of Cities, hosted by the Library of Congress is among two sets of historical maps offered through the Free to Reuse and utilize collections on the LOCs website. The other set of maps is called Discovery and Exploration. Both the Maps of Cities and the Discovery and Exploration collections include about 2 dozen historical maps that you can download and recycle totally free in any classroom project. All of the maps can be downloaded as JPEG files (three sizes offered) and as GIFs.
You can download the maps in variety of file formats including JPG and KMZ.
Although it hasnt been updated in a years,.
Floridas Educational Technology Clearinghouses collection of more than.
5,000 historic maps is still worth keeping in mind. The maps are accredited free of charge download and reuse by trainees and teachers. The collection is organized by continent and nation. The United States category is additional broken down and organized by state and by historical theme.
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LOCs online historic map collection, various from the use & & re-use collection listed above, has almost 38,000 items for visitors to view. Many of the maps remain in the public domain or have Creative Commons licenses. You can browse and search for maps in the collection according to date, location, topic, contributor, language, and collection.