The Internet Map Archive from The New Society for the Diffusion of Knowledge is a searchable, browsable, archive of over 8000 mainly antiquarian maps from the 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, including many Victorian maps and Edwardian maps. Maps available range from maps of the world, continents and countries to county maps, town plans, harbour plans, street maps and maps describing battles and military operations.
Now includes old maps for metal detectorists.
Editors Notes: The titles of the maps are those given by the original publisher. Dates in the title generally refer to the date the map was published. Some maps include text in parenthesis following the date, and this has been added to clarify or modernise old names to help modern readers. Keywords accompanying each map are in the process of being added to assist readers to locate maps of specific areas using the indexed search facility provided. These keywords are indexed in addition to the map's title, hence a search for the phrase 'Europe' will return many results for maps of individual countries within Europe, and not just maps with the word 'Europe' in their title.
Genealogy Notes: When searching for a location, try a general search first - for example the name of a county, or region - and then narrow your search to a particular town or city. Be aware that place names and their spellings can change over time, and that country and county borders also change over time. Each map includes the date when it was published, where possible select a map whose publication date is after the date when your relative lived or worked in the area of interest.
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All maps are available in high resolution digital versions to buy for private use or license for commercial distribution.