Hipkiss' Scanned Old Maps

Travel Guide to Cartographic Resources
Aselection of links covering a background to cartography and using maps, thanks to Janice Cooper for this link.

History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy
Early cable route maps were often published in the cable history books. Later maps were issued as promotional items by cable companies and government telecommunications authorities.

Map History / History of Cartography - THE Gateway to the Subject
A global overview of the history of cartography, aimed at surfers or scholars, spread over about 100 pages. The logical directory structure makes it easy to retrieve information. The site currently includes over 3,500 carefully selected and annotated links. There are also leads to the collecting of early maps.

Maproom.org
This site presents scans of maps, from atlases and other works. Most are JPEGs. All are large, so a fast connection is recommended if you want to see them. Most of the original works are more than 75 years old. Generally the complete sets of maps from such works are presented. Maps from complete atlases and other works. There are also some specimen plates from works which are still under copyright, and generally still in print. Specimen maps from recent works. There are a few "enhanced" maps, using features of html and javascript to overlay maps for various effects. Enhanced maps.

Seismic Monitor - A Live Global Earthquake Map
Seismic Monitor allows you to monitor global earthquakes in near real-time, visit seismic stations around the world, and search the web for earthquake or region-related information. You can also view seismograms and make dataset requests via its WILBER interface.

The Map Room
The Map Room is all about finding maps, map collections, map-related resources, and material about maps on the web. Anything that fits under that rubric, from medieval mappæ mundi to satellite imagery, and from topo maps to Tolkien, is fair game. The Map Room is aimed at a broad audience. While GIS professionals and cartographers enjoy reading it, it’s intended to be accessible to anyone with nothing more than an interest in maps. The Map Room was launched in March 2003, and has been featured on the Guardian’s weblog, MetaFilter, and dozens of personal weblogs around the world. (Technorati)

Old Ordnance Survey UK Maps
Access to loads of old Ordnance Survey Maps online and Gazetteer

Your Maps Online
Scans of old maps and etchings, available to order on CD.

David Rumsey Collection
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 11,000 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.

Outstanding Maps
Online store of current maps to order.

Baedeker's Old Guide Books
This web-site has a collection of maps that will be an aid to Genealogists. They are scanned from various Baedeker Guidebooks from before 1939.

Gen Maps
Genmaps is a site devoted to online images of English, Welsh and Scottish maps from their beginnings to the early 20th Century. It is intended to be for the use of historians, educators and genealogists for non-commercial research purposes. Particularly look at their links page, it's huge!

UK National Maritime Museum - Charts
The National Maritime Museum collections contain more than 100,000 sea charts and maps dating from the medieval period to the present day. They document the results of exploration and discovery and show how techniques of navigation and surveying developed. Many were owned by naval officers and politicians and were used to plan and record the events which have become maritime history.

Oxford University Bodlien Map Library
The Map Room houses the world's seventh largest collection of maps. Well over one million sheet maps and 20,000 atlases are available to readers. The collections include early examples of cartography, such as the fourteenth century Gough Map, portolan charts, estate maps and many atlases. The Bodleian Library is entitled to claim a free copy of any map published in Britain within one year of publication, so the Map Room has one of the most comprehensive collections of Ordnance Survey maps in existence.

British Library - London Maps Collection
This is the essential guide to the development of the capital from the 16th to the 19th centuries, brought together by the Victorian designer, Frederick Crace.

MJF's Old County Maps
So, I have this old encyclopedia, with beautifully printed, immensely detailed county maps dating back to the 1880s, and I thought of putting them on line. They could be useful for family historians, as they show the county boundaries and the main roads and railways as they were at that time.

Reisenett Maps
Various online maps, both old and new.

Latest Maps on Flickr