Saturday 17 March 2012

Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.

1 comment(s):

Gareth said...

Not a bad resource, but the range of maps is fairly narrow and the of fairly poor scale. The best scale they offer for my area (the UK) seems to be 1 inch to the mile (1:63,360). offers a wider range of mapping for more dates on a much better scale. Some of 1:2,500 or about 25 times more detailed. If you're interested in looking into the past of an area you really need large scale maps.