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This digital collection presents more than 700 images of Russia and the Caucasus region, particularly of rural areas in Georgia and Dagestan. The photographs, taken by William O. Field in the late 1920s and early 1930s, are housed at the American Geographical Society Library. The photographic collection is supplemented by Field’s diaries and travel notes, and a selection of maps of the Caucasus region.

This project presents historical maps and images of Tibet from the holdings of the American Geographical Society Library. The collection includes a set of early photographs of central Tibet and Lhasa as well as more than 800 images from Harrison Forman’s expeditions to northern Tibet between 1932 and 1937. The photographic collection is supplemented by four plans of the city of Lhasa and six historical maps of Tibet.

The University of Miami provides access to a variety of digitized manuscripts, photographs, and maps drawn from their Cuban Heritage Collections. The collections span a wide range of topics including economics, war, politics, history, literature, theatre, immigration, tourism, sports, religion, and communism.

British History Online provides access to a wealth of primary and secondary sources on the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Using manuscripts, scholarly works, images, reference works, and maps, the digital library covers a wide variety of subjects. Users may browse the materials or search by topic, region, period, or source type.

Spain’s Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (ICC) hosts a digital collection of ancient and modern maps drawn from regions throughout the world. Though the collection is particularly strong in its coverage of local areas (i.e. Barcelona ), maps of the Americas, Africa, and Asia are also included. Users may view, search, and download most maps.

This digital collection showcases over one hundred historic maps of regions throughout Africa from the sixteenth through the twentieth century, along with brief explanatory notes on the features of each map.

This digital project provides access to a variety of primary and secondary sources concerning the environment in New Jersey and the surrounding regions. The sources include documents, photographs, videos, and maps, and many are not available anywhere else.

This digital project is based on the historical phenomenon known as the Silk Road, which connected China with Eurasia and the Mediterranean for seventeen centuries of trade and cultural exchange. The collection provides access to a wide variety of sources including documents, maps, and artwork.

This extensive digital collection provides access to a wide range of primary and secondary historical sources. Source types include documents, images, maps, and sound recordings. Subject matters range from local histories of Wisconsin to the histories and cultures of the United States, Europe, and Asia.

This digital project provides access to full-text transcriptions of the journals kept by the explorers Lewis and Clark during their expedition in the American West (1803-1806). The primary source collection is enhanced by extensive historical background, time-lines, maps, selected images of journal pages, and links to other web resources on the history of the West.

This project highlights a single manuscript entitled The Book of Curiosities, which is an eleventh-century Egyptian text. The Book of Curiosities reflects ancient Islamic views of science, astronomy, and cartography and appears in the original Arabic with accompanying diagrams.  This high-quality digital reproduction includes interactive (mouse-over) access to a modern Arabic edition and an English translation.

This collection of more than 1500 USGS topographic maps includes complete geographical coverage of New England and New York from the 1890s to 1950s.

This is a collection of historic maps of Illinois and the Northwest Territory charting the development of the region over the last 400 years. It includes USGS Topographic Maps of Illinois.

This collection consists of historic maps of the state of Washington and other regions in the Pacific Northwest.

This collection consists of historic maps of South Carolina from 1888 through 1975.


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