View Full Version : Lots of ancient city maps

01-17-2009, 05:08 PM
I did a search and I think noone has linked this website yet. When I found it I got the feeling I hit the motherlode. This website has at least dozens of ancient city maps from all over the world. Looks like hundreds though:


Some examples:

This is giving me lots of inspiration!

01-17-2009, 05:51 PM
Good work!

01-17-2009, 06:16 PM
Oh and RobA... check out the Dutch city maps. Canals all over the place, it's beautiful :)

01-17-2009, 09:12 PM
It's been mentioned in passing but to my knowledge not linked...and yer right, that's a great find. Snagged some for future reference.

01-18-2009, 01:06 PM
mmmmmm canals.

-Rob A>

01-18-2009, 01:09 PM
And the resolution is fantastic too...great find! I'll put it on the sticky too.

01-18-2009, 01:30 PM
Great find! I'd love to see some of those styles in fantasy cartography

01-19-2009, 04:45 PM
LOL, I wasn't really the first to find this site:

Neonknight beat me to it :)
Ah well... sorry for the double thread. I did a search, but couldn't find the URL.

I find it funny Neonknight was also the first to compliment me with this "find".

01-25-2009, 04:57 AM
Hi! I'm new in the forum.

In my first post i would like to give you a link to an old Spanish Atlas ("Imágenes de un Imperio Perdido. El Atlas del Marqués de Heliche", Images of a lost world. Marquis of Heliche's Atlas) There are lots of old city maps, from the Spanish dominios in XVI-XVII in (The Netherlands, Italy, Spain and America)

It quite big (496 MB, .zip file)

This are the links to the blog where I found it, the links are at the end of the post

this is the link to the atlas:

Bye, and enjoy the maps!

01-25-2009, 08:10 AM
Gandwarf: thats some amazing site there - I too must have missed Neons link to it. Maybe it was the reference to the MotherLoad that peaked my interest but your right there are hundreds of high res old maps in there. Amazing and probably the best source out there.

Pozinho: Thats an interesting link too which I will look into as well. Welcome btw, post an intro and you can put yourself on the members location map too - link in my sig.

I repped both of you and tried Neon too but it seems that Neons been doing some other repworthy work recently.

02-26-2009, 11:05 AM
Those are fantastic and inspiring. Thank you for sharing! :)