HISTORICAL MAPS

  1. Home
  2. /
  3. Historical Maps

MAPS FEATURE; ANCIENT MAPS

The history of cartography traces the development of cartography, or mapmaking technology, in human history. Maps have been one of the most important human inventions for millennia, allowing humans to explain and navigate their way through the world. The earliest surviving maps include cave paintings and etchings on tusk and stone, followed by extensive maps produced by ancient Babylon, Greece and Rome, China, and India.

FEATURED SLIDESHOW

(click on images to see slideshows)

HISTORIC MAPS FEATURE: ASIA

HISTORIC MAPS FEATURE: PACIFIC OCEAN

MAPS OF HISTORY FEATURE: CENTRAL AMERICA

HISTORIC MAPS FEATURE: CELESTIAL

HISTORIC MAPS FEATURE: WORLD

MAPS OF HISTORY FEATURE: AFRICA