Discovering the Cartography of the Past

Welcome to Old Maps Online, the easy-to-use gateway to historical maps
in libraries around the world.

Find a place Browse the old maps


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Timeline Attributes
1000-2010 Mercator
Drag sliders to specify date range

How does it work?
These instructions will show you how to find historical maps online.
Getting started
Type the place name in the search box to find the exact location. You can further adjust the search by zooming in and out.
Zoom in and out with the buttons or use your mouse or touchpad natively.
Exact Area tool
Click here and draw a rectangle over the map to precisely define the search area.
Set filters
Narrow your search with advanced settings, such as Years (from/to), Fulltext, Publisher, etc.
See the results of your search on the right side. You can scroll down to find more maps of this location.

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