29 February 2012

OldMapsOnline - locating the past

OldMapsOnline - an extensive repository of historical maps from around the world - has just been launched.

It allows you to find and compare online digital historical maps, through time, in a highly visual way.
  
Just search for a place or click on the map, and narrow by date, to get direct links to a range of relevant maps. 

Over 60,000 maps are included, and this is set to double, by the end of 2012.

This JISC-funded project is hosted by the University of Portsmouth, and includes maps from collections held by the British Library and the National Library of Scotland.

It will be supplemented later this year with maps from Harvard University, the New York Public Library, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and several major European libraries.

Do check the OldMapsOnline blog for regular updates.

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