Scanned map of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, with annotations in Burghley’s hand: Royal MS 18 D III, f. 90r. British Library.

See the First Atlas Created of a Country

Caitlin Dempsey

The "Atlas of the Counties of England and Wales," published in 1579, is the first atlas produced for any country.

Review | Oxford Atlas of the World, 25th Edition

G.T. Dempsey

The Oxford Atlas of the World, 25th edition, has a new feature on Tourism and Travel and new maps on armed conflicts around the world, as well as a new map on Antarctica using the latest data from the British Antarctic Survey.

Review | Atlas:  A World of Maps from the British Library

G.T. Dempsey

Tom Harper's Atlas: A World of Maps from is a ‘definitive showcase’ of the British Library, one of the world’s largest with over four million maps.

One of the Largest Atlases in the World is Accessible Online

Elizabeth Borneman

One of the largest atlases in the world, the Klencke Atlas dating from the 1660s, was digitized by the British Library and is now viewable online.

Map showing the streams and waterbodies of the US with data from the USGS, 2014. Map: Yau, FlowingData.

A Modern Statistical Atlas of the United States with an 1870s Twist

Caitlin Dempsey

Modern data maps of the United States based on government data, produced to look like maps created in the 1870s.

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