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Images and Visual Resource Collections

Online guide to image collections for faculty, researchers and students at the University of Toronto.


Mintz, S. (2007). Digital History. Retrieved (Oct.30, 2011) from
Collection of historical maps listed by century.

Online - AGE OF EXPLORATION - Has a large collection of historical maps.Age of Exploration features rare manuscript and early printed material, highly illustrated maps and documents, diaries and ships’ logs covering key events in the history of European Maritime exploration from 1420-1920. The collection also include audio visual material sourced from the British Film Institute and the Explorers Club, including a selection of speeches and films relating to the Arctic and Antarctic explorers of the early-twentieth century. Includes photos, maps, diaries and other content relating to Canadian Arctic exploration. Of interest to researchers of European history, Indigenous peoples, and maritime trade.   

Online - Empire Online This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology. This resource includes MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS.