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Maps & Atlases: History through Mapping

This subject guide looks at finding different maps and atlases throughout our collections. This is not an exhaustive list, but the guide does list various examples of resources within each section.


This page looks more at History depicted in maps rather than the history of Cartography. There are hundreds of historical atlases in our collection. However, not all are trying to show history. The aim of this page is to highlight those publications which emphasize history.

A subject heading you can use in the online catalog follows:

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

A selected historical atlas

GIS and History