Online toolbox for history and maps

I can’t index the internet, but I can make a list of places I may want to visit again.


“Chronicling America: Library Of Congress”. Chroniclingamerica.Loc.Gov, 2022,
“Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.”
“Newspaper Navigator”. News-Navigator.Labs.Loc.Gov, 2022,
Extracted visual data for Chronicling America. Content includes: photographs, illustrations, maps,
comics/cartoons, headlines, and advertisements. Artificial intelligence can be used to refine image search results.


“Arcanum Maps – The Historical Map Portal.” Arcanum Maps – The Historical Map Portal,, Accessed 28 June 2022.
Primarily features European maps. Viewing maps is free. High resolution downloads available for purchase.
“MZK – Moll Map Collection.” MZK – Moll Map Collection,, 16 July 2012,
European maps collected in the 1700s by Bernhard Paul Moll. Czech and German maps are of interest.
GmbH (, Klokan Technologies. “Old Maps Online.” Old Maps Online,, Accessed 28 June 2022.
“OldMapsOnline developed out of a love of history and heritage of old maps. The project began as a collaboration between Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland and The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at the University of Portsmouth, UK thanks to funding from JISC.” Features map browsing by region selected on a map.
Rumsey, David. “David Rumsey Historical Map Collection| The Collection.” David Rumsey Historical Map Collection| The Collection,, Accessed 28 June 2022.
“The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 35 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, globes, wall maps, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children’s, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from around 1550 to the present.”