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Michigan State University Libraries: Map Library

Michigan State University has a well-known geography department, and an equally fine map library. On the map library's website, visitors will find a very nice selection of digital exhibits and maps. The site includes a section of scanned maps that includes historic maps of Michigan and a variety of 19th and early 20th century maps of Africa.
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center: Nautical Charts

The collection of 545 Nautical charts at the Boston Public Library's Norman B. Leventhal Map Center are a pleasure to behold. With documents that date back to the 16th century and created by cartographers from Spain, France, England, and other European countries, the charts detail the lands and waters of Nova Scotia, Boston Harbor, Maine, the West Indies, South Carolina, and many other locations....
Office of Coast Survey

The Office of Coast Survey (OCS) within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- founded in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson -- is responsible for producing nautical charts for all the waters of the US and its territories. The OCS home page offers anyone in need of nautical maps lots of well-maintained and timely resources. Historical charts (from the 1700s onward), information on wreck and...