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Maps & charts

Our collections contain more than 100,000 sea charts and maps dating from the medieval period to the present day. They document the results of exploration and discovery and show how techniques of navigation and surveying developed. Together they illustrate the work of the leading hydrographers and cartographers throughout the history of charting and mapmaking. Here we present a sample of our finest material.

610 images in Maps & charts
Bay of Navarino by William Henry Smyth - print

Bay of Navarino

English Channel by unknown - print

English Channel

unknown
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Chart of Alexandria by Anonymous - print

Chart of Alexandria

Anonymous
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Chart of Negroponte by Battista Agnese - print

Chart of Negroponte

Battista Agnese
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Chart of Negroponte by Antonio Millo - print

Chart of Negroponte

Antonio Millo
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Celestial table globe by unknown - print

Celestial table globe

unknown
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Chart of Dover Strait by Luis Teixeira - print

Chart of Dover Strait

Luis Teixeira
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Chart of Romney Marsh by Elhanan Tucker - print

Chart of Romney Marsh

Elhanan Tucker
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Chart of Sicily, 1554 by Battista Agnese - print

Chart of Sicily, 1554

Battista Agnese
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