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I am looking for good online sources for historical maps, specifically the late medieval period (but other periods would be interesting as well). While there are many historical maps out there, few feature details such as city names, names of smaller states or regions within larger states etc.

Let’s share our links!

(This should be community wiki)

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Wouldn't be great, a google maps with a "date" bar added... – o0'. Mar 23 '12 at 10:42
This question appears to be off-topic because it is source request, an explicitly excluded type of question. – Samuel Russell Nov 25 '13 at 22:49
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a reference request – Mark C. Wallace Mar 7 '14 at 11:43
While technically off topic, the answers to this question provide a valuable resource that is not readily available elsewhere on the web, accomplishing an explicitly defined goal of the site: to improve that corner of the web dealing with matters of historical interest. I suggest leaving it open, but converting all the answers to community wiki. – Pieter Geerkens Mar 7 '14 at 23:08

Some maps from some UK universities http://oldmapsonline.org/

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Quite extensive, and definitely within the time period asked for by the asker. – BrotherJack Mar 24 '12 at 19:31


This is by far the best map website, it has maps from 1AD to 2000AD.


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this does not add maps that are historical, these are modern maps of old boundaries – ihtkwot Mar 23 '12 at 18:00
yes they do: euratlas.net/antique/cartography/index.html – Russell Mar 24 '12 at 4:04
Now it does and those are what I thought OP wanted. I changed my vote. – ihtkwot Mar 24 '12 at 16:34

Here are some sites that I like:

Historical maps, University of Texas

(more to come)

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I realise I am very late in answering this, but I cannot stress this enough: the best source by far for historical maps that I have ever found, is David Rumseys amazing online collections

I would also like to point you in the direction of this book; Cartographies of Time though it might be more time-space related than what you are looking for.

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The ODP has an entry for historical maps.

(The ODP is a directory/catalogue for websites)

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Detailed Topographical Maps of Bavaria, including complete coverage at 1:50,000 scale during or near the Napoleonic Wars, are available here:


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