World History Research Guide

World History Atlases and Maps

Atlas and Survey of South Asian History. Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 1995. [Soc Sci Ref: G 2261 .S1 S3].

Atlas of British History. London: Rex Collings, 1979. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1812.21 .S1 F7].

Atlas of Classical History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1033 .G65].

Atlas of Early man. New York: St. Martins, 1993. [Soc Sci Ref: CB 311 .H35].

Atlas of International Migration. London: Hans Zell, 1993. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1046 .E27 S4].

Atlas of Medieval Europe. London: Routledge, 1997. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1791 .M2].

Atlas of the Ancient World. London: Ebury, 1992. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1033 .O5 1992a].

Atlas of the Crusades. New York: Facts on File, 1991. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1034 .R5].

Atlas of the Holocaust. New York: Morrow, 1993. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1797 .E29 G58].

Atlas of the Middle East. New York: Macmillan, 1988. [Soc Sci Ref: G 2205 .K33].

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Atlas of the Year 1000. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1034 .M15].

Atlas of Russia and the Independent Rebublics. New York: Macmillan, 1994. [Soc Sci Ref: G 2110 .B].

Columbia Gazetteer of North America has 50,000 entries. The Gazetteer covers every incorporated place and county in the United States, along with several thousand unincorporated places, special-purpose sites, and physical features, as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Columbia Gazetteer of North America. New York: Columbia University, 2000. Maps: E 35 .C65. Used for finding place names.

Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer of the World. New York: Columbia University, 1966. Soc Sci Ref: G 103 .L7. Used for finding place names.

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America cartographic history materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented. The collection categories include old and antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, children and manuscript maps. Genealogy and family history can be studied on the maps.

Dent Atlas of British History. London: Dent, 1993. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1811 .S1 G5x].

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names is provided by the Getty Research Institute. Numerous gazetteers and geographical reference books were used to compile the thesaurus.

Harper Atlas of World History. New York: HarperCollins, 1992. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1030 .G68513].

Historical Atlas of Britain. New York: Continuum, 1981. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1812.21 .S1 H5].

Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe. New York: St. Martins, 1996. [Soc Sci Ref: G 2081 .S1 H8].

History Atlas of Africa. New York: Macmillan, 1998. [Soc Sci Ref: G 2446 .S1 K3].

History Atlas of Asia. New York: Macmillan, 1998. [Soc Sci Ref: G 2201 .S1 B25].

History Atlas of South America. New York: Macmillan, 1998. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1701 .S1 E4].

Historical Atlas of the Celtic World. New York: Facts on File, 2001. [Soc Sci Ref: CB 206 .K66].

HyperHistory Online Maps provides contemporary map drawings to illustrate important events in world history.

Macmillan Atlas of the Holocaust. New York: Macmillan, 1984. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1797.21 .E29 G54].

Map Collections : 1500 - 1999. Presents a selection of digitized images from the collections of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. Map Collections is organized according to seven major categories: cities and towns; conservation and environment; cultural landscapes; military battles and campaigns; discovery and exploration; transportation and communication; general maps.

Maps and Gazetteers Web Resources. Selected Web Sites (in the Lee Library and on the Internet) dealing with Maps and Gazetteers.

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe. New York: Palgrave, 2001. [Soc Sci Ref: G 2081 .S1 H8].

Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt. London: Penguin, 1996. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1033 .M36x].

Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia. London: Penguin, 1995. [Soc Sci Ref: G 2111 .S1 C4 1995b].

Rare Map Collection at the Hargrett Library. "The Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of about 800 historical maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century... All of our maps are available in this Library in digital format, but only a subset of them are on this site. Of the maps offered through this WWW home page, the organization is by the general time period, location and two miscellaneous categories; city maps from Georgia and transportation maps. The early maps in this collection are of the New World. Early maps of America begin with those of Colonial America, and continue with Revolutionary America. Maps of the state of Georgia begin with Revolutionary Georgia. The first century of America's existence as a nation is reflected in maps from the period of Union and Expansion. The American Civil War is represented by a series of maps depicting historic sites and battles. The next phase in Georgia's history are from the nineteenth century, reflecting the period from Yazoo to the New South. The map collection includes some city maps of Georgia's cities. Georgia's coastal areas are represented by a series of maps representing the Atlantic seaport region from Savannah to Charleston. In the history of this country, transportation played a very important role; this section includes rail, river, and highway maps."

Times Atlas of European History. New York: HaperCollins, 1993. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1797.21 .S1 T58x].

Times Atlas of World History. Maplewood, NJ: Hammond, 1993. [Soc Sci Ref: G 1030 .T54].

World Gazetteer allows you to search for cities, countries, and rivers all over the world.

The World Gazetteer provides information about the current population of countries, their administrative divisions, cities and towns as well as images of the current national flags. You can access the data by clicking on a specific country.