Historic Maps

 

Clay Tablet Map

Edged on a clay tablet this is a map of Nippur dated back to 14th-13th century BC.


1860

1860



The First Map (1758)

The First Map

This is the first map made of Alaska. It was made on a Russian expedition in 1741 by the Danish explorer Vitus Bering.




Historic Maps of Alaska from 1899

Historic Maps of Alaska from 1899





Sources courtesy of: http://z.about.com/d/archaeology/1/7/B/h/beijing_45pr.jpg, http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states/ak_nhs_2005.pdf, http://www.alaskais.com/akm.htm, American Journeys Collection, http://www.pbs.org/harriman/images/maps/chart_1899_lg.jpg