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Collection Thumbnail Title Formats Subjects
19thc Maps of Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia 19th-Century Maps of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
19th-century maps of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Most of these maps were published in Western Europe, and nearly all the others were published in Russia or in the United States. The maps are products of--or were designed to support--the major European and Russian activities in the region: exploration, scientific research, resource exploitation, conquest, and administration.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
Middle East
African Studies
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Geography
Central Europe Maps Central Europe - 18th-Century Maps
Maps of the area in the middle part of Europe that, in the 18th century, was largely administered by members of the German-speaking nobility. Its boundaries, with some notable exceptions, coincided roughly with those of the then somewhat moribund Holy Roman Empire. It incorporated present-day Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, and large parts of Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Kaliningradskaia oblast' as well as northeastern Italy and German-speaking Switzerland.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
European History
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Geography
Maps
Chicago in the 1890s Chicago in the 1890s
Sheet maps of Chicago in the 1890s that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. The 1890s were an extraordinary decade for Chicago, perhaps the only period in the city's history when its status as a "world city" would be disputed by few.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
American History
Chicago and Illinois
Maps
Geography
Government Maps of Chicago Government maps of Chicago in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s
During the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, there was a slow growth in the planning role of municipal governments in many large American cities, including Chicago. Cartographic materials of various sorts were one of the byproducts of this growth.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
American History
Political Science
Chicago and Illinois
Maps
Geography
William Jackson Photographs Jackson, William Henry. Photographs, 1870-1878
William Henry Jackson, photographer (1843-1942). The William Henry Jackson Photograph collection consists of 85 unique photographs and 17 duplicate prints of the West taken for the U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories (1870-78). Areas include Colorado, Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
Subjects
Geography
Latin American Cities Latin American Cities - Late 19th- and early 20th-century maps
Late 19th- and early 20th-century sheet maps of Latin American cities that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
History
Latin American Studies
Maps
Geography
Karte des Russischen Reichs in Europa The Maps of Heinrich Kiepert
Geographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899) is generally reckoned one of the more important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. This Web page provides access to some Kiepert maps held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
Classics
Middle East
Geography
Maps
Plan of the Fortifications of the City of Paris ... 1848? Paris in the 19th Century
Maps and views of 19th-century Paris that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. The maps document the transformation of Paris from a compact city of half a million in 1800 into an industrial metropolis of nearly 3.5 million a century later.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
History
Maps
European History
Geography
Midwest Planning Map Planning Maps of Midwestern Cities in the 1920s and 1930s
Government planning maps of Midwestern cities from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of the maps are zoning or land-use maps.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
Political Science
American History
Maps
Geography