American Geographical Society Cartographic
Collection - Maintained via the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
American Memory Map Collections - Large selection of online scanned images
from the Library of Congress, accessible
with any standard web browser and intended
to allow access for general study. This will
be a useful site for students and general
Ancient World Mapping Center -
"The Ancient World Mapping Center exists
to promote cartography and geographic
science as essential disciplines within
field of ancient studies." Centered
at the Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel
Antique Map Price Record
- online site for the new CD version of this valuable resource.
Atlantes Neerlandici - online bibliographical list of Dutch atlases,
with up-to-date entries from the revised
- Map Collection Page
Bodleian (Oxford) Library Map Room
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
- A wonderful image collection, of more limited
use to those with older style modem / telephone
connections (high speed access much improves
the site utility). As the site evolves, a
distinct effort is being made to accommodate
those with less sophisticated browsers and
Early Cartographic Resources on the World
Wide Web - Prepared by RL Sanford as an article in
"Early Modern Literary Studies"
in 1998. This is a long but single
numerous online resources. Although
with many others, the condensed format
this a nice quick-reference page.
Galileo Project - This informative site, hosted by Rice University,
is dedicated to the life of Galileo.
references include map images, and
biographical index with information
of his scientific contemporaries, several
of whom were of distinct importance
history of cartography (such as Flamsteed,
Acosta, Apian, Blaeu, Coronelli, Frisius,
Hakluyt, Kircher, Magini, Petty and
Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Harvard University Map Collection
The History of Cartography Project
- A detailed page linked to the Dept. of
Geography at the University of Wisconsin.
The major activity is the production
multivolume History of Cartography, published by the Univ. of Chicago Press.
Latitude and Longitude
- a nicely designed site pertaining to
this history of navigation and mapping.
MapHist Discussion Group
- major online discussion group for the history of cartography. Directions for email signup are at the site.
- maintained by Tony Campbell, retired
chief Map Librarian of the British
Map Interest Societies (also see Odden's Bookmarks).
- This site, currently linking the online
collections of the David Rumsey site and
the Geography and Map Division of the Library
of Congress, is intended to allow comparison
of multiple images at multiple institutions,
in an attempt to expand public online access
to all interested parties. It is an ambitious
undertaking, with plans to add other institutional
collections in the near future.
Societies Around the World - (this site is maintained through Cleveland
Map Theft Discussion
This area is tied to Tony Campbell's map history site, but is listed separately here due to the importance of the topic. It is a detailed discussion of the problem, and should be of interest to dealers, collectors and librarians.
Military Academy (United States) This link goes to a page of campaign atlases, developed as a teaching aid for cadets. Some of the files are very large, placing those with standard modem connections at a disadvantage, but there is still a lot of information here.
National Library of Australia- Map Collection
New York Public Library
- Map Division
Newberry Library, History of Cartography
Bookmarks - This large and popular site is perhaps
the most prominent of its type on the web.
It is editorially controlled by RP Oddens
at the Univ. Of Utrecht. If you need to keep
your "favorite site" listings brief,
this is the one to use, although its sheer
scope can make navigation a bit daunting.
Osher Map Library
- University of Southern Maine
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - The Univ. of Texas Library
Royal Geographical Society
- This link takes you to the collection
and archives pages of the society,
of its type in Europe, and one of the
in the world.
Society for the History of Discoveries
Stanford University Libraries Antiquarian
-- published yearly: Imago Mundi Ltd., Attn:
Tony Campbell, c/o Map Library, The
Library, Great Russell St., London
England (there is also an online list
journals & periodicals maintained here)
International Map Collectors Society Journal
-- 29 Mount Ephraim Road, Streatham, London
SW16 1NQ, England
-- Unfortunately, the magazine has ceased production. It is hoped that
something may eventually surface to fill the void.
Map Forum -- This was an online magazine for
collectors/enthusiasts. It has not recently been updated, but will be
restarted again in conjunction with the launch of a new print magazine of
the same name. The first issue of that magazine, handled by the publishers
of the Antiquarian Book Review, is due out very soon (early 2004).
The new magazine may resemble the old Map Collector more than Mercator's
World. As soon as the online site is reactivated with new information,
the link here will be reactivated.
Incognitae -- journal on discoveries, exploration and maps. Includes online articles and book reviews beginning with 2002 issue. Contact: Society for the History of Discoveries, 5502 Laurel Ridge Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005 USA or email
Portolan -- published
three times a year by the Washington Map Society.Online site includes
listing of contents and index to all past issues. Contact: Editor, The
Portolan, Washington Map Society, PO Box 10793, Burke, VA 22009-0793 USA.
Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle -- publishes
three illustrated newsletters per year.
The National Geographic Society has its complete map collection on CD ROM.
This is easily searched, and is a comprehensive
reference work that should be of broad
use and interest.