Antiquarian Maps

Pre-1900 maps from the Harvard Map Collection.
A 1542 map of Northern Africa in which four people are jumping from a crashing ship. View Details.
Harvard Map Collection

Antiquarian maps are one of the significant components of the Harvard Map Collection. The collection contains thousands of original pre-1900 atlases and maps from all over the world. Chronological coverage begins in 1493 with city views in the Nuremberg Chronicle, although the collection holds facsimile editions of earlier maps.

Map of Kyoto, 1881. View Details.
Harvard Map Collection

Accessing These Materials

Many of our materials are cataloged in HOLLIS, but some maps are only cataloged in our card catalog, accessible in the Map Collection or online.