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Maps & Atlases

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Caribmap: A Cartographic Map of the West Indies
Charting the Nation: Maps of Scotland and Associated Archives, 1550-1740 (University of Edinburgh). Digitized collection of single maps and maps in atlases and other bound books, together with important manuscript and printed texts relating to the geography and mapping of Scotland from 1550 to 1740 and beyond.
Charts and Maps, National Maritime Museum
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. A collection of over 12,600 maps online, which though it focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps, has a substantial collection of historical British maps.
Great Britain Historical GIS Project
Greenwood's Map of London, 1827
Historical Maps of the British Isles (Univeristy of Alabama).
Historic Maps of New Zealand (Auckland City Libraries). Searchable database of heritage maps from throughout New Zealand, from the 1830s to the 1950s.
Maps from the Imperial Gazetteer of India (volumes 1-24) (Digital South Asia Library, University of Chicago).
National Library of Scotland Map Library. One of the tenth largest map libraries in the world offering a large digitized collection. (Landmark Information Group). An extensive and searchable digital historical map archive, based on the Ornance Survey's paper archive.
Rare Maps Digitisation Project (National Library of Australia)
Rare Maps from the Collections of the State Library of New South Wales. A selection of 85 manuscript and printed maps and charts of the islands and the continents of the Southern Hemisphere between the 16th and 18th centuries.

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Print Resources


Atlas of British Overseas Expansion, edited by Andrew N. Porter.
New York: Simon & Schuster, c1991.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (G1805 .A8 1991)
An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England, Brian K. Roberts and Stuart Wrathmell.
London: English Heritage, 2003. 77 p.: maps (some col.); 42 cm.
Location: Green Library, Stacks, HN398 .E5 R63 2003 F
County Atlases of the British Isles Published After 1703: A Bibliography, compiled by Donald Hodson.
Tewin, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England: Tewin Press, 1984-
Location: Green Library, HASRC, (Z6027 .G7 H59 1984 V.3)
Guide to the National and Provincial Directories of England and Wales, Excluding London, Published Before 1856, by Jane E. Norton.
London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1984.
Location: SAL 3, Stacks (Z5771 .N67 1984)
Ordnance Survey Illustrated Atlas of Victorian & Edwardian Britain.
Basingstoke: Automobile Association, c1991.
Location: Earth-Sciences Library, Atlases (G1811 .G1 O73 1991 F)
Ordnance Survey Quarter-Inch Atlas of Great Britain.
Southampton: Director General of the Ordnance Survey, c1974.
Location: Green Library, HAS-ATLAS (G1810.G7 1974 FF)
Ordnance Survey Statlas UK: A Statistical Atlas of the United Kingdom.
Southampton, England: Ordnance Survey; Norwich, England: HMSO, 1995.
Location, Green Library, Stacks & SSRC (G1812.21 .E2 O7 1995)
The City of London: From Prehistoric Times to c.1520, general editor, Mary D. Lobel; editor, W.H. Johns.
New York: Oxford University Press, in conjunction with Historic Towns Trust, 1989.
Location: Green Library, Stacks (G1814.A1 H5 1989)
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Eilert Ekwall.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960, 4th ed.
1)Green Library, HASRC (DA645 .E38 1960)
2)SAL, Stacks (929.4 .E38)
The Directories of London, 1677-1977, Peter J. Atkins.
London; New York: Mansell, 1990.
Location: Green Library, HASRC (Z5771.4 .G7 A85 1990)

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Map Bibliographies and Indexes

Historians' Guide to Early British Maps: A Guide to the Location of Pre-1900 Maps of the British Isles Preserved in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Edited by Helen Wallis.
London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1994.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (GA193.G7 H57 1994)

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