The Map Collection to end all Map Collections + Maps Drawn by Children in the 1800s!

The David Rumsey Map Collection (website)

Today we wanted to share one of our favorite online history/geography resources. This wonderful historical map collection has over 21,000 maps and images online in incredible high definition quality. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.

Most of these are from Mr. Rumsey’s own collection, and can be viewed and enlarged in crisp detail. We aren’t pointing you to any specific download links here – it’s all viewable online. Take some time to browse around here and you’ll uncover all sorts of fascinating historical treasures that will amaze and fascinate you and your students!

Click here for today’s resource

…and then there’s MAPS DRAWN BY CHILDREN IN THE 1800s

One of our favorite pages on the Rumsey site is the one that showcases 19th Century maps that were drawn by school children. Maybe it will inspire your kids to come up with their own geographical creations as well. Here’s the direct link:

Click here for this resource page!

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