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Historical maps

Historical maps

Topographical, land use and administration maps from the 19th and 20th Centuries:

Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online

A separate website that provides an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.

Travel writing

Travel writing

This is the largest collection of historical British travel writing on the web. Each author gives a different perspective on the towns and villages they visited.