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A Chart showing part of the Coast of NW America Side 1 – Published 1899

A Chart Showing Part of the Coast of NW America (Vancouver’s Chart, No. 1) shows half of a chart of the coast of the Alaskan Panhandle and British Columbia including the Prince of Wales Archipelago, New Cornwall, and the Duke of Clarence’s Strait. An antique black and white map perfect for framing, this map was published in November 1899 as half of a two-map set with the article “The Alaskan Boundary.”

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A Chart showing part of the Coast of NW America Side 2 – Published 1899

A Chart Showing Part of the Coast of NW America (Vancouver’s Chart, No. 2) shows half of a chart of the coast of the Alaskan Panhandle and British Columbia including the Admiralty Island, Lynn Canal, and Prince Frederick’s Sound. An antique black and white map perfect for framing, this map was published in November 1899 as half of a two-map set with the article “The Alaskan Boundary.”

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A Modern Pilgrim’s Map of the British Isles – Published 1937

Published in June 1937, this whimsical map of the British Isles features colorful illustrations, county indexes, and thousands of places of interest in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The illustrated border contains sketches of historical figures and locations of interest. The unique artistic craftsmanship of this colorful and vibrant map make it a wonderful gift for those who love the British Isles.

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A Traveler’s Map of Britain and Ireland – Published 2000

Rich with history and culture, Britain and Ireland remain popular destinations for tourists who are as drawn to the region’s remarkable cities as they are to its iconic natural beauty. This map highlights both countries’ distinctive regions and popular sites. Published in June 2000 as half of a two–map set with “The Heart of Tourist London.”

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A Traveler’s Map of the Alps – Published 1985

The top of the Traveler’s Map of the Alps is dominated by a Swiss panorama, adapted from the work of Austrian landscape artist Heinrich Berann, showing the heart of the Bernese Alps, one of Europe’s leading resort areas. A traveler’s map shows alpine auto tours and distances and the locations of many points of interest. Seven individual maps of specific alpine regions reveal more detail. Published in April 1985, this map is half of a two-map set. Its companion map is a stunning relief map of the Alps.

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A Travelers’ Map of the West Indies – Published 2003

The West Indies have become a popular destination for travelers who seek a little more than relaxation and fun in the sun. Yet beyond the sand, surf, and picturesque islands comes a faint echo of a bold and brutal history of colonization from the Spanish, British, Dutch, and French. Explore this beautiful and intriguing region with “A Traveler’s Map of the West Indies.” Published in March 2003, this map was originally printed as half of a two-piece set with a political map of the West Indies.

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A World Transformed – Published 2007

This revealing pair of maps show the dramatic differences in Native-American and European populations along the eastern coast of North America in 1491 and 1650. Population graphics reveal changes in population from 1500 to 1800. Published in May 2007, this map represents half of a two-map set. Its companion map, “1607: When Cultures Collide,” is also available.

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Above the Rockies – Published 1995

NOAA satellite imaging formed the basis of this fascinating map of the Rocky Mountain region which was then computer-enhanced by WorldSat International of Canada. Published in July 1995, this map accompanied the “Heart of the Rockies” tourist map.

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Afghanistan and Pakistan – Published 2001

This map of Afghanistan and Pakistan was published just months after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States and on the eve of the US invasion of Afghanistan. At the time of this map’s creation, the country was controlled by the Taliban, a radical Islamic movement which had alienated Afghanistan from every neighboring nation with the exception of Pakistan. Published in December 2001 as half of a two–map set with “Afghanistan: Land in Crisis.”

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Africa – Published 1935

Africa underwent tremendous change in the early parts of the 20th Century. Access to air travel and increased motor vehicle availability led to increased travel led to increased development and modernization. This beautiful map, produced by the National Geographic cartographic section in June of 1935, tells the story of a continent amidst the old and new. Thorough research and spectacular detail are hallmarks of this beautiful map, one that should be part of any map collection.

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Africa – Published 1943

The North African campaign was just drawing to a close when this map was published in February of 1943 to accompany an article entitled “Africa, First of 1943 Global Warfare Maps.” A great addition to any World War II map collection, and a compelling companion to the earlier and later National Geographic maps of the “Dark Continent.”

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Africa – Published 1960

This map was created when many African nations were struggling and winning their independence from colonization. Features country boundaries as they existed on July 15, 1960. Published in September 1960 with three articles including “Africa: The Winds of Freedom Stir a Continent.”

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Africa – Published 1980

This classic Africa map is a perfect combination of exceptional cartography and rich detail. Published in February of 1980 as a companion to the map”Africa, Its Political Development.”

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Africa – Published 1990

Discover the ever-changing continent of Africa with this vibrant, detailed map. Published in December of 1990 as a companion to the “Africa Threatened” map and three articles on Africa including “A Gathering of Waters and Wildlife.”

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Africa – Published 1909

This historic map of Africa takes you back to 1909, a time when the “Dark Continent” was barely known in the outside world. A time when the only way to get to far off places like Abyssinia, the Congo State, and Bechuanaland Protectorate was to take a long sea voyage, then travel many miles by rail. National Geographic was among the first to bring this amazing land to the world, and this incredible map provides a time capsule into these times. Artistic cartography and painstaking detail make this a map for any collector.

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Africa Map with portions of Europe and Asia – Published 1922

In October 1922, National Geographic devoted an entire issue to the continent of Africa which included this beautifully crafted map. Discover Africa in the early 20th century when transportation on the continent was in its infancy and many rivers were yet unexplored.

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Africa Oggi – Published 2001

Published in September 2001, this attractive map of Africa translated into Italian contains a wealth of information about the enigmatic continent.

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Africa Threatened – Published 1990

Africa began the 1970s with nearly 70,000 Black Rhinos and ended the 1980s with about 3,000. Their near extinction is but one illustration of the serious threats to African fauna detailed in this colorful and educational map. Published in December of 1990 as a companion to the “Africa” map and three articles on Africa including “A Gathering of Waters and Wildlife”.

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Africa and the Arabian Peninsula – Published 1950

This intriguing historical snapshot of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula captures Libya and Somalia’s independence from colonial administration as well as early oil development in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran. First published in March 1950, this map accompanied three National Geographic articles including one entitled, “Roaming Africa’s Unfenced Zoos.”

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Africa, A Storied Landscape – Published 2005

From the first cautious steps in the Great Rift Valley, humans have adapted to the challenges of Africa. Today it lies divided into more nations than any other continent. But as shown by this satellite-derived map, landscapes that ignore national borders form a mosaic of ecosystems that subtly blend one into the other — from the temperate Mediterranean through desert and scattered croplands to forest, swamp, and savanna — each with its own rules for life. Published in September 2005 as half of a two–map set with “Africa: The Human Footprint.”

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Africa, Countries of the Nile – Published 1963

This map of the Nile countries of Africa was created before completion of the Aswan High Dam in southern Egypt. Published in October 1963 with the articles “Threatened Treasures of the Nile” and “Tutankhamun’s Golden Trove.”

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Africa, Its Political Development – Published 1980

Anchored by a map originally crafted on canvas by Flemish cartographer Ortelius in the year 1750, this series of maps and explanations provides an astounding yet succinct overview of the political development of Africa.

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Africa, the Human Footprint – Published 2005

Shaping the land to serve human needs is a cornerstone of civilization. During the past century, humanity’s footprint on the planet has spread faster than at any other time in history. To illustrate the relationship between people and the Earth, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Earth Institute at Columbia University have created the Human Footprint map. Published in September 2005 as half of a two–map set with “Africa: A Storied Landscape.”

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Alaska – Published 1956

This Alaska map features several detailed insets of such areas as the Inside Passage and the Aleutian Islands. A relative size comparison of Alaska and the United States demonstrates that if the state’s westernmost point were superimposed on the California coast, its easternmost point would be on the east coast of South Carolina. Published in June 1956 in the same year that Alaska, then a territory of the United States, ratified its constitution.

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Alaska – Published 1984

The largest state in the United States, Alaska is home to some of the most pristine wilderness in the world. Explore the region with this informative map, featuring attractive mountain relief and a wealth of historical notes. Published in 1984 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Alaska – Published 1994

Cartographers usually break Alaska up into sections, but this unique map shows all of the state, more than 2,200 miles from the tip of the panhandle to the outermost Aleutian Island, in the same scale on one, wide sheet. Published in May 1994.

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Alaska – Published 2002

One of the most beautiful maps of Alaska ever published, this map covers the entire breadth of this northern U.S. state, from the Inside Passage in the southeast, to Point Barrow in the North, and along the entire span of the Aleutian Islands. Artful cartography reveals national parks, mountain ranges, wildlife refuges, and preserves.

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Alaska – Published 1891

This antique sketch map of Alaska was published in 1891 with the article “The Southern Coast of Alaska.” One of several early maps of what would become the 49th state in Union, this work makes a fine companion for the Muir Glacier map of 1892.

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Alaska – Published 1904

This historic map of Alaska shows the region after the boundary was agreed to with Canada. Published in National Geographic Magazine in 1904 with the article “The Geography of Alaska,” this map includes an inset showing areas mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey. A wonderful companion to the Alaska Boundary Tribunal map printed the same year.

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Alaska – Published 1914

Published in February 1914 with the article “The Nation’s Undeveloped Resources,” the Map of Alaska contains an abundance of details showing the growing human settlement of the region. U.S. public schools for natives, post offices, telegraph stations, mail routes, and mission stations are just some of the many features shown on this map.

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Alaska Theme – Published 1994

This attractive physical map of Alaska was published in May 1994 to accompany the political map of the state and the article “Alaska’s Sky-High Wilderness.” Besides its extraordinary geographical details, this map also contains information on federal lands, wildlife and the alaskan natives.

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Alps, Europes Backbone – Published 1965

Published in 1965 with the article “The Alps: Man’s Own Mountains,” this map offers a detailed look at the countries occupying this particularly beautiful mountain region. A wonderful companion map to “The Alps, Europe’s Backbone,” a relief map printed in the same issue.

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Amazonia, a World Resource At Risk – Published 1992

With a physical map of the Amazon basin as well as an abundance of illustrations and information about this magnificent region, this map is a must-have for those fascinated by the beauty and mystery of the tropical rainforest. Discover how this region’s health affects the health of the entire planet and the threats facing it. Published in August 1992, it is a perfect companion for the political map of South America printed in the same issue.

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Ancient Maya World – Published 1989

Explore the fascinating world of the Maya with this map published in October 1989. This map accompanied the “Land of the Maya” map in the same issue and three articles on the Maya including “La Ruta Maya.” This work features an abundance of information about trade, travel, and the landscape of their civilization, including an explanation of the various eras of Maya history.

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Antarctic Regions – Published 1932

This early map of the Antarctic regions was published in October 1932, just a few years after Byrd’s historical flight over the South Pole. Parts of the inset maps were constructed using aerial photographs and the article “Mapping the Antarctic from the Air: The Aerial Camera Earns Its Place as the Eyes and Memory of the Explorer” appeared in the same issue of National Geographic.

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Antarctica – Published 1957

This striking map captures Antarctica at a pivotal time during its exploration. Contains a great amount of detail of both the geography and history of the multi–national expeditions that have traversed the icy continent. Published in 1957, just six months after the death of famed American polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, with the article “Year of Discovery Opens in Antarctica.”

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Antarctica – Published 1963

Explore the harsh, yet magnificent terrain of Antarctica in this finely detailed and educational map. Filled with information on the continent’s geography as well as historical facts about its exploration. Published in February 1963 with the article “New Era in the Loneliest Continent.”

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Antarctica – Published 1987

This map is loaded with information about Antarctica including expeditions, stations, wildlife, climate, and more. It also contains inset maps showing the entire subglacial continent and various countries claims on the region. Published in April 1987 as a companion to the “Pinnipeds Around the World” map and an article entitled “Seal and Their Kin”.

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Archaeology of South America – Published 1982

Explore the fascinating world of the Inca and other South American civilizations with this informative “Archaeology of South America” map. Published in March 1982 with the “Indians of South America” map, this work is filled with illustrations and information about pre-Columbian artifacts and archeological sites including Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

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Archeological of Middle America – Published 1968

Take an archeaological adventure through the “Land of the Feathered Serpent.” This educational map of Middle America features an abundance of information on the region’s intriguing civilizations and the temples, pyramids, and ruins they left behind. Published in October 1968.

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Archeological of Middle America Theme – Published 1968

Half of a two-map set published in October 1968, this Archeological Map of Middle America features a wealth of information on the Aztec and Maya civilizations that inhabited the region before the arrival of Cortes. This map includes an index for side one of the two-map set.

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Arctic Ocean – Published 1971

This detailed map of the Arctic Ocean contains a wealth of historical notes, including expedition routes. Published in October 1971 to accompany the “Arctic Ocean Floor” map. Similar in style to ocean maps of the Atlantic (1968) and Pacific (1969).

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Arctic Ocean – Published 1983

An attractive and informative map of the dramatic and remote Arctic Ocean. Of particular interest is the abundance of historical and geographical notes. Published in February 1983 as a companion to the “Peoples of the Arctic” map and four articles, including “Hunters of the Lost Spirit.”

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Arctic Ocean Floor – Published 1971

This distinctive physical map of the Arctic Ocean floor provides stunning details of submarine terrain such as continental shelves, abyssal plains, ridges, and fracture zones. Published in October 1971 to accompany the “Arctic Ocean” map.

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Arctic Regions – Published 1925

This bold map of the Arctic regions appeared in National Geographic Magazine in November of 1925 with the article “The MacMillan Arctic Expedition Returns.” In this article, the world would discover the man who would soon be the most famous aviator-explorer of the era: Richard E. Byrd. Filled with detailed explorers’ routes, this is a wonderful companion to the North Pole Regions map of 1907.

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Asia – Published 1933

Collectors will treasure the intricate detail of this ambitious map of Asia. Printed in December 1933 with the article “Afghanistan Makes Haste Slowly,” this work features an inset with the names of countries in English and the national language.

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Asia – Published 1971

This vibrant and detailed map of Asia is presented in classic National Geographic style. Of particular note is the attention paid to the oceans, with colorful shading denoting depth and details of currents and prevailing winds. Published in March 1971 to accompany “The Peoples of Mainland Southeast Asia” map and the article “Pagan, on the Road to Mandalay.”

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Asia and Adjacent Areas – Published 1951

This detailed map of Asia and adjacent areas accompanied two articles in National Geographic Magazine in March of 1951: “Yankee Roams the Orient” and “The Caves of the Thousand Buddhas.” Published during the Cold War between the US and the USSR, and shortly after China had annexed Tibet, this map offers a peek into Asia’s past.

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Asia and Adjacent Areas – Published 1959

This map, displaying the entire Asian continent, features the brilliant color and magnificently detailed cartography for which National Geographic is known. Contains notes including information on the boundaries between Asia and Europe, and Asia and Africa. Published in December 1959.

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Asia, and Adjacent Areas – Published 1942

Battles were raging in Asia, Europe, and Africa at the time of this map’s publication in December 1943. International boundaries on this map are as of September 1, 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland.

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Asia-Pacific – Published 1989

This vibrant map of the Asia-Pacific region provides detail of eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as the thousands of islands in the Pacific. Published in November 1989, the Asia-Pacific map accompanied the “Western Pacific Rim” map and four articles on the region including “Hanoi: The Capital Today.”

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Atlantic Ocean – Published 1939

An ambitious work for its time, this beautiful map of the Atlantic Ocean was published in July 1939 when ocean bathymetry was in its infancy. Loaded with a variety of geographical and historical information this map is a splendid addition to any map collection.

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Atlantic Ocean – Published 1941

Published in September 1941, this map paints a striking portrait of the Atlantic Ocean on the verge of the US involvement in World War II. Naval bases, dates and locations of war-time events, time zone boundaries, shipping routes and air travel distances, as well as wind, current, and storm information, make this map a unique window into the turbulent times and the desire for a greater understanding of the Atlantic and its significance for travel, trade, and national security.

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Atlantic Ocean – Published 1955

This Atlantic Ocean map features the brilliant color and magnificently detailed cartography for which National Geographic is known. Includes ocean coastlines, bathymetry, an abundance of historical notes, and an inset of submarine topography. Published in December 1955.

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Atlantic Ocean – Published 1968

This detailed map of the Atlantic Ocean is complete with ocean bathymetry, notes on ocean currents, winds and physical features. Also contains a wealth of historical notes. Published in June 1968 to accompany the “Atlantic Ocean Floor” map. Similar in style to ocean maps of the Pacific (1969) and Arctic (1971).

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Atlantic Ocean Floor – Published 1968

This distinctive physical map of the Atlantic Ocean floor appeared in the June 1968 issue of National Geographic as a supplement to the map of the Atlantic. The detail of such submarine terrain as continental slopes, abyssal plains, and the mighty Mid-Atlantic Ridge is stunning. A true work of art, and a wonderful companion to the ocean floor maps of the Indian (1967), Pacific (1969), and Arctic (1971).

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Australia – Published 1948

Published in March 1948 with the article “An Arnhem Land Adventure,” this is the earliest National Geographic map of “The Land Down Under.” This map captures Australia poised for massive immigration and the change that it brought following World War II. A wonderful companion to the Australia map of 1963.

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Australia – Published 1963

Explore the diverse ecosystems of the Australian continent with this attractive and detailed map. Printed in September 1963 with the article “The Settled East, the Barrier Reef, the Center.”

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Australia – Published 1979

Known for its stunning Great Barrier Reef and unique wildlife, Australia is a land of adventure and diversity. Published in February 1979 as a companion to the “Australia, Land of Living Fossils” map and the article “Those Kangaroos! They’re a Marvelous Mob.”

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Australia – Published 2000

From red desert sunsets to the Sydney Opera House, Australia is an exciting continent of adventure, culture, and unique wildlife. Explore its many diverse regions with this attractive map. Published in July 2000 as half of a two–map set with “Australia Under Siege.”

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Australia Continental Odyssey – Published 1988

National Geographic celebrated Australia’s bicentennial with an entire issue devoted to the continent. This unique map is a photomosaic of computer-enhanced satellite images portraying Australia’s physical features and vegetation. Includes a brief history of the continent’s formation and a colorful demonstration of the region’s temperature gradient. Published in February 1988 as a companion to the map “A Traveler’s Look at Australia.”

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Australia, Land of Living Fossils – Published 1979

This beautiful physical map of Australia and Tasmania includes an introduction to the fascinating wildlife found throughout the continent. Published in February 1979 as a companion to the “Australia” map and the article “Those Kangaroos! They’re a Marvelous Mob.”

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Balkans Conflict – Published 2008

Study the countries of the Balkans with this up-close, detailed look at political boundaries for the region, as well as country flags and facts, history, and helpful inset maps.

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Battlefields of the Civil War – Published 1961

This Civil War map, based on a map upon which General Grant marked his proposed lines of operation, portrays the United States as it was charted in 1863. Published in April 1961 to accompany a map of Civil War battlefields, and the article “The Civil War.”

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Battlefields of the Civil War Theme – Published 1961

This work features multiple maps of Civil War campaigns, as well as the war’s extent in the southwestern United States. Published in April 1961 to accompany a historical map of the Civil War, and the article “The Civil War.”

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Battles of the Civil War – Published 2005

Determined to preserve a way of life rooted in slavery, 11 southern states declared themselves the independent Confederate States of America in early 1861. President Lincoln asked for 75,000 militiamen to put down this insurrection. The next four years would see three million Americans take up arms against each other, leading to the deaths of at least 620,000 soldiers. This remarkably detailed map of Civil War battles reveals the dates, number of casualties, troop movements, and more in order to gain a better understanding of how this war was fought. Published in April 2005 as half of a two–map set with “A Nation Transformed by Civil War.”

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Bible Lands, and the Cradle of Western Civilization – Published 1938

This instructive map is great for collectors or anyone interested in the lands of the Bible. Multiple inset maps detail historical periods such as the route of the Exodus and the Crusades, and the main map contains historical facts as well as information about archaeological finds. Published in December 1938, the map accompanied the article “Change Comes to Bible Lands.”

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Bible Lands, and the Cradle of Western Civilization – Published 1946

A must-have for Bible scholars and a perfect companion to the Bible Lands map of 1938, this informative map holds an abundance of details about the history of the region. Appearing in National Geographic in December 1946 alongside the article “Syria and Lebanon Taste Freedom,” this work captures both the cradle of western civilization in Biblical times and the Holy Land of the late 1940s.

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Bird Migration Eastern Hemisphere – Published 2004

This map illustrates the incredible journeys that birds undertake in the Americas each year. The migration paths of sixty seven types of birds are shown on a map of the Americas that is overlaid with pathways that their routes, from nesting grounds to wintering areas. Full-color bird paintings by noted illustrator Arthur Singer show each of the sixty seven species.

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Bird Migration in the Americas – Published 1979

Bird lovers will treasure this educational map of the migratory birds of the Americas. Published in August 1979 in conjunction with a political and physical map of the Americas and the article “Mysteries of Bird Migration,” this piece contains an abundance of information on migratory routes as well as beautiful illustrations of 67 bird species.

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Birds Eye View of the Panama Canal – Published 1912

Published in February 1912 two years before the Panama Canal opened, this stunning relief map-painting illustrates the Panama railroad, locks, breakwater, and other details of the region. One of the largest engineering projects ever undertaken, the canal had an enormous impact on shipping, creating a passage between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Prior to the canal’s opening, ships had to travel the long and treacherous route around the tip of South America.

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Boston To Washington Circa 1830 – Published 1830

This historical map is based on plates drafted by Henry Schenk Tanner which cover the Atlantic Coast from Boston to Washington, D.C. Features a variety of historical notes and illustrations. Published in July 1994 as half of a two–map set with “Boston to Washington, Megalopolis.”

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Boston To Washington Megalopolis – Published 1994

This map highlights the region dubbed “Megalopolis” in 1961, comprised of the densely populated 500-mile swath of eastern cities from Boston to Washington, D.C. Published in July 1994 as half of a two–map set with “Boston to Washington, Circa 1830.”

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British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon Territory – Published 1978

This travel map of the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon Territory shows hundreds of national parks, wilderness areas, campgrounds and ski resorts. It also highlights points of interest in cities such as Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, and Dawson. Published in April 1978.

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British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon Territory Theme – Published 1978

Published in April 1978 as half of a two-map set showcasing Canada’s western provinces, the “British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory: Beauty to Flaunt and Bounty to Grown On” map provides a remarkable amount of information about the history and unique sites which make the region a popular tourist destination. Together, the two maps accompanied the article “Yukon Fever: Call of the North.”

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British Isles – Published 1949

With its elaborate, illustrated border and stylish legend, this map of the British Isles was made for framing. Published in April 1949, it is both a work of art as well as an informative map, containing an abundance of places of interest including cathedrals, ruins, battlefields, and more.

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British Isles – Published 1958

This map of the British Isles includes detailed insets of major cities as well as the Isle of Wight and the Shetland Islands. Includes counties and their abbreviations. Published in July 1958.

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British Isles – Published 1979

This attractive modern map of the British Isles includes ferry routes along with places of interest such as ruins and battle sites. Published in October 1979 as a companion to the historical map “Medieval England”.

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California – Published 1993

This map of California highlights an abundance of parks, forests, beaches, wildlife refuges, ski areas, and more. Notes on such areas as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Gold Country, and Death Valley provide additional information about the spectacular sites to be found in this diverse and exciting state. Published in July 1993.

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California – Published 1954

This attractive map of California was the first map National Geographic published of “The Golden State”. California is the third largest state by land area and the most populous state in the United States. Its diverse places of interest are highlighted with descriptive notes. Insets reveal detail of the largest cities — Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego — in addition to the San Francisco Bay Region and the Yosemite Valley. Published in June 1954.

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Canada – Published 1961

This map of Canada, the “Great White North”, is a fine example of the detailed and vibrant cartography for which National Geographic is famous. Of particular note is the boundary marking the northern limit of wooded country. Published in December 1961 with the article “Canada, My Country.”

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Canada – Published 1985

Canada’s diverse geography is brilliantly displayed in this exceptional map of the Great White North. Published in November 1985 as a companion to the article “Kluane: Canada’s Icy Wilderness.”

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Canada – Published 1936

This stunning map is truly unique in the unusual pastel hues used to color the geographical regions. As informative as it is beautiful, this work features insets with details about Canada’s climate, natural resources, as well as the routes of explorers. Published in June of 1936, it accompanied the article “Exploring Yukon’s Glacial Stronghold.”

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Canada – Published 1972

Second in sheer landmass only to Russia, Canada spans six time zones and is rich in biodiversity. This colorful and detailed Canada map was published in March 1972 with a companion poster – a remarkable painting by artist-naturalist Jay H. Matternes entitled “Ice Age Mammals of the Alaskan Tundra.”

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Canada Vacationlands – Published 1985

Explore Canada’s diverse vacationlands with this educational map printed in November 1985 to supplement the political and physical map of the country and the article “Kluane: Canada’s Icy Wilderness Park.” From world-class wilderness to spirited cities, Canada has something for every vacationer.

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Canada, Alaska and Greenland – Published 1947

This unique map of Canada, Alaska and Greenland shows North America’s northernmost reaches. Published in June 1947, this map provides a snapshot of Canada two years before the Dominion of Newfoundland became its tenth province.

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Carte Generale Des Decouvertes De Lamiral De Fonte 1752 – Published 1892

The “Carte Generale des Decouvertes de l’Amiral de Fonte” map is a black and white antique map created by Joseph-Nicolas De l’Isle in 1752 showing the supposed discoveries of Spanish explorer Admiral de la Fuente and the tracks of Spanish, English, and Russian navigators. These mythical “discoveries” included a Northwest Passage. Published in February 1892, it accompanied the article “The Cartography and Observations of Bering’s First Voyage.”

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Caspian Region, Promise and Peril – Published 1999

The countries surrounding the Caspian Sea include many former Soviet republics working to build viable economies and stable governments. Meanwhile, national cohesion has been challenged by wide ethnic diversity. Explore the countries throughout this region with this attractive and informative map. Published in May 1999 as half of a two–map set with “Caspian Sea.”

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Celtic Europe – Published 1977

Learn all about the ancient Celts, founders of Europe, with this educational map filled with details about Celtic civilization, its range through the ages, and locations of historical sites. Published in May 1977 to accompany the article “The Celts” and the map of modern Europe.

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Central America – Published 1973

A perfect companion for the Mexico map published in the same issue, this May 1973 map of Central America demonstrates the fine cartography National Geographic is known for. Of particular note is the ocean bathymetry in the Caribbean. Both maps accompanied the article “Mexico, the City That Founded a Nation.”

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Central America – Published 1986

This colorful map of Central America features a unique overview of each country in the region, and includes details such as size, population, religion, language, and more. Published in April 1986, it is half of a two–map set with “Central America Past and Present”.

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Central America Past and Present – Published 1986

Half of a two-map set, this map of “Central America Past and Present” accompanied the political map of Central America that appeared in the same issue. Published in April 1986, this educational map features six individual maps highlighting the history of the region and colorful illustrations of historical figures, artifacts, and wildlife.

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Central America, Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea – Published 1913

This beautiful map of Central America and the Caribbean features ocean bathymetry and colorful county borders, including overlapping colors demonstrating boundaries in dispute. Published in February 1913 one year before the completion of the Panama Canal, this work contains an abundance of unique details including principal lighthouses, U.S. Consular representatives, steamship routes, and coaling stations.

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Central Canada – Published 1963

Discover the fascinating region of Central Canada with this compelling map. Includes inset maps of Toronto and sections of major rivers. Published in July 1963 with the article “Canada’s Dynamic Heartland, Ontario.” A fine companion to the maps of Eastern Canada (1967) and Western Canada (1966).

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Central Europe – Published 1951

This map of Central Europe and the Balkan States captures Europe still in the recovery stages after World War II. Published in September 1951, it includes American, British, French, and Russian occupation zones and the newly drawn boundaries of Russia an

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Central Europe and the Mediterranean – Published 1939

This map of Central Europe and the Mediterranean shows international boundaries as of September 1, 1939, before Germany invaded Poland. Published in October 1939, this map appeared with the article “War Clouds Over Danzig and Poland’s Port.” A unique historical map for collectors.

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Central Plains Map Side 1 – Published 1985

Explore the history of America’s Heartland – the Central Plains region of the United States. This map contains a wealth of historical notes as well as historical trails, national parks, ghost towns, battlefields, and more. Published in September 1985 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Central Plains Map Side 2 – Published 1985

In four-hundred years the Great Plains of America shifted from a wild landscape of Bison and the Native American tribes who hunted them to the nation’s breadbasket and agricultural heartland. Explore the region’s colorful and often tragic history with the Central Plains map. Published in September 1985, this map represents Side Two of a two-map set in the “Making of America” series.

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Central Rockies Side 1 – Published 1984

The Central Rockies region of the United States has a colorful history and is world-renowned for the beauty of its national parks. This map shows the states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and their immediate neighbors, and includes a wealth of historical notes and points of interest. Published in August 1984 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Central Rockies Side 2 – Published 1984

This map of the Central Rockies represents Side Two in a two-piece set of maps focused on this extraordinary region of awesome natural beauty, colorful history, and abundant resources. Published in August 1984 as part of the “Making of America” series, this map provides a detailed look at the history of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming as the region changed from tribal lands, fur trading posts, and mining towns to a region known for its national parks, wildlife, ski resorts, and energy resources.

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Central Washington, District of Columbia – Published 1948

A Pocket Map of Central Washington, District of Columbia is half of a two-map set published in September 1948 with the article “American Masters in the National Gallery.” Detailed and indexed, this map features all the sites of note, from the White House, the U.S. Capital building, and the Lincoln Memorial, to the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Zoo. Its companion map, “A Pocket Map of Suburban Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia” appeared in the same issue.

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Changing Climate – Published 2007

The scientific evidence is clear: Surface temperatures on Earth are warming at a pace that signals a decisive shift in the global climate, one expected to last for centuries. Climate is changing more rapidly than ever before and human activity is the main cause. Burning of fossil fuels has flooded the atmosphere with heat-trapping carbon dioxide, triggering a 1 degree (F) spike in average global temperature in the past century, largely in the past 30 years. This informative map, published in October 2007 as half of a two-map set with “Greenhouse Earth,” reveals evidence which suggests that unless CO2 emissions are slashed, the planet will likely heat up even faster, fundamentally changing the world we live in.

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Chart of the World on Mercator’s Projection – Published 1905

Submarine cables have played an important part in the development of world-wide communications since the 1850’s. National Geographic first charted these cables in 1896. In comparison to that earlier map, this map, published in February 1905 reveals the explosion of communications infrastructure worldwide at the beginning of the last century.

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China – Published 1945

When this map was published in June of 1945, World War II was about to come to an end, but China would see little relief. With their enemy Japan defeated, China was plunged into a four-year civil war. This historic map, which accompanied the article “China Fights Erosion with U.S. Aid,” is a wonderful companion to the China maps of 1912, 1964, and 1991.

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China – Published 1964

China exploded its first atomic bomb just weeks before this map was published in November 1964. With thousands of geographic features and accompanying place names, this map offers a very detailed look at the most populated country in the world.

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China – Published 1991

This detailed map of China displays the political boundaries of the most populous nation in the world. Published in July 1991 as a companion to the article entitled “China’s Youth Wait for Tomorrow.”

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China Coast and Korea – Published 1953

This detailed map of the China coast and Korea was published in October 1953, just months after the end of the Korean War. It accompanied the article “Our Navy in the Far East.”

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China History – Published 1991

Packed with both historical, economic, and social data, this work includes two large maps detailing China’s population density and industry and agriculture, as well as six smaller maps illustrating historical periods. A companion to the physical and political map of China included in this July 1991 issue of National Geographic, it also accompanied an article entitled “China’s Youth Wait for Tomorrow.”

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China and Its Territories – Published 1912

Discover China at a turning point in its history. In 1912, over 2,000 years of imperial rule ended as the last emperor of the Qing dynasty abdicated and the Republic of China was born. This beautiful map appeared in National Geographic Magazine in October of 1912, along with three articles on China including “The Most Extraordinary City in the World: Notes on Lhasa – The Mecca of the Buddhist Faith.” A perfect companion for the maps of China published in 1945, 1964, and 1991.

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China, Journey of Rock and Water – Published 2008

One of the most dramatic collisions in the geologic annals of Earth transformed the land that is now China. India’s tectonic crash into Eurasia starting 35 million years ago raised the Himalaya and lifted the plateau of Tibet. The new elevations shifted climate patterns, created deserts to the north and drenched southeast China with monsoon rains. This detailed physical map of China depicts the country’s wide range of land cover including forests, grasslands, row crops, bare ground, deserts, and more. Published in May 2008, this map was half of a two-map set with “The Forbidden City.”

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Chronicon Nurembergense 1493 Map – Published 1893

Originally produced only in woodcut form, the Chronicon Nurembergense Map of 1493 was published in National Geographic Magazine in April 1893, just five years after the Society’s inception. This Latin version was first published in April of 1493, followed by a German version in December of the same year. A perfect companion to the world map by Johannes Ruysch.

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Classical Lands of the Mediterranean – Published 1940

This map was published in March 1940 in an issue of National Geographic entirely devoted to the Classical Lands of the Mediterranean. An abundance of historical notes and detailed inset maps of ancient Athens, ancient Rome, and the Roman Empire illustrate the rich history of the region. This educational map also features an attractive border showing the twelve signs of the zodiac.

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A Chart showing part of the Coast of NW America Side 1 – Published 1899

A Chart Showing Part of the Coast of NW America (Vancouver’s Chart, No. 1) shows half of a chart of the coast of the Alaskan Panhandle and British Columbia including the Prince of Wales Archipelago, New Cornwall, and the Duke of Clarence’s Strait. An antique black and white map perfect for framing, this map was published in November 1899 as half of a two-map set with the article “The Alaskan Boundary.”

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A Chart showing part of the Coast of NW America Side 2 – Published 1899

A Chart Showing Part of the Coast of NW America (Vancouver’s Chart, No. 2) shows half of a chart of the coast of the Alaskan Panhandle and British Columbia including the Admiralty Island, Lynn Canal, and Prince Frederick’s Sound. An antique black and white map perfect for framing, this map was published in November 1899 as half of a two-map set with the article “The Alaskan Boundary.”

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A Modern Pilgrim’s Map of the British Isles – Published 1937

Published in June 1937, this whimsical map of the British Isles features colorful illustrations, county indexes, and thousands of places of interest in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The illustrated border contains sketches of historical figures and locations of interest. The unique artistic craftsmanship of this colorful and vibrant map make it a wonderful gift for those who love the British Isles.

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A Traveler’s Map of Britain and Ireland – Published 2000

Rich with history and culture, Britain and Ireland remain popular destinations for tourists who are as drawn to the region’s remarkable cities as they are to its iconic natural beauty. This map highlights both countries’ distinctive regions and popular sites. Published in June 2000 as half of a two–map set with “The Heart of Tourist London.”

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A Traveler’s Map of the Alps – Published 1985

The top of the Traveler’s Map of the Alps is dominated by a Swiss panorama, adapted from the work of Austrian landscape artist Heinrich Berann, showing the heart of the Bernese Alps, one of Europe’s leading resort areas. A traveler’s map shows alpine auto tours and distances and the locations of many points of interest. Seven individual maps of specific alpine regions reveal more detail. Published in April 1985, this map is half of a two-map set. Its companion map is a stunning relief map of the Alps.

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A Travelers’ Map of the West Indies – Published 2003

The West Indies have become a popular destination for travelers who seek a little more than relaxation and fun in the sun. Yet beyond the sand, surf, and picturesque islands comes a faint echo of a bold and brutal history of colonization from the Spanish, British, Dutch, and French. Explore this beautiful and intriguing region with “A Traveler’s Map of the West Indies.” Published in March 2003, this map was originally printed as half of a two-piece set with a political map of the West Indies.

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A World Transformed – Published 2007

This revealing pair of maps show the dramatic differences in Native-American and European populations along the eastern coast of North America in 1491 and 1650. Population graphics reveal changes in population from 1500 to 1800. Published in May 2007, this map represents half of a two-map set. Its companion map, “1607: When Cultures Collide,” is also available.

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Above the Rockies – Published 1995

NOAA satellite imaging formed the basis of this fascinating map of the Rocky Mountain region which was then computer-enhanced by WorldSat International of Canada. Published in July 1995, this map accompanied the “Heart of the Rockies” tourist map.

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Afghanistan and Pakistan – Published 2001

This map of Afghanistan and Pakistan was published just months after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States and on the eve of the US invasion of Afghanistan. At the time of this map’s creation, the country was controlled by the Taliban, a radical Islamic movement which had alienated Afghanistan from every neighboring nation with the exception of Pakistan. Published in December 2001 as half of a two–map set with “Afghanistan: Land in Crisis.”

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Africa – Published 1935

Africa underwent tremendous change in the early parts of the 20th Century. Access to air travel and increased motor vehicle availability led to increased travel led to increased development and modernization. This beautiful map, produced by the National Geographic cartographic section in June of 1935, tells the story of a continent amidst the old and new. Thorough research and spectacular detail are hallmarks of this beautiful map, one that should be part of any map collection.

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Africa – Published 1943

The North African campaign was just drawing to a close when this map was published in February of 1943 to accompany an article entitled “Africa, First of 1943 Global Warfare Maps.” A great addition to any World War II map collection, and a compelling companion to the earlier and later National Geographic maps of the “Dark Continent.”

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Africa – Published 1960

This map was created when many African nations were struggling and winning their independence from colonization. Features country boundaries as they existed on July 15, 1960. Published in September 1960 with three articles including “Africa: The Winds of Freedom Stir a Continent.”

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Africa – Published 1980

This classic Africa map is a perfect combination of exceptional cartography and rich detail. Published in February of 1980 as a companion to the map”Africa, Its Political Development.”

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Africa – Published 1990

Discover the ever-changing continent of Africa with this vibrant, detailed map. Published in December of 1990 as a companion to the “Africa Threatened” map and three articles on Africa including “A Gathering of Waters and Wildlife.”

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Africa – Published 1909

This historic map of Africa takes you back to 1909, a time when the “Dark Continent” was barely known in the outside world. A time when the only way to get to far off places like Abyssinia, the Congo State, and Bechuanaland Protectorate was to take a long sea voyage, then travel many miles by rail. National Geographic was among the first to bring this amazing land to the world, and this incredible map provides a time capsule into these times. Artistic cartography and painstaking detail make this a map for any collector.

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Africa Map with portions of Europe and Asia – Published 1922

In October 1922, National Geographic devoted an entire issue to the continent of Africa which included this beautifully crafted map. Discover Africa in the early 20th century when transportation on the continent was in its infancy and many rivers were yet unexplored.

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Africa Oggi – Published 2001

Published in September 2001, this attractive map of Africa translated into Italian contains a wealth of information about the enigmatic continent.

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Africa Threatened – Published 1990

Africa began the 1970s with nearly 70,000 Black Rhinos and ended the 1980s with about 3,000. Their near extinction is but one illustration of the serious threats to African fauna detailed in this colorful and educational map. Published in December of 1990 as a companion to the “Africa” map and three articles on Africa including “A Gathering of Waters and Wildlife”.

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Africa and the Arabian Peninsula – Published 1950

This intriguing historical snapshot of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula captures Libya and Somalia’s independence from colonial administration as well as early oil development in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran. First published in March 1950, this map accompanied three National Geographic articles including one entitled, “Roaming Africa’s Unfenced Zoos.”

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Africa, A Storied Landscape – Published 2005

From the first cautious steps in the Great Rift Valley, humans have adapted to the challenges of Africa. Today it lies divided into more nations than any other continent. But as shown by this satellite-derived map, landscapes that ignore national borders form a mosaic of ecosystems that subtly blend one into the other — from the temperate Mediterranean through desert and scattered croplands to forest, swamp, and savanna — each with its own rules for life. Published in September 2005 as half of a two–map set with “Africa: The Human Footprint.”

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Africa, Countries of the Nile – Published 1963

This map of the Nile countries of Africa was created before completion of the Aswan High Dam in southern Egypt. Published in October 1963 with the articles “Threatened Treasures of the Nile” and “Tutankhamun’s Golden Trove.”

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Africa, Its Political Development – Published 1980

Anchored by a map originally crafted on canvas by Flemish cartographer Ortelius in the year 1750, this series of maps and explanations provides an astounding yet succinct overview of the political development of Africa.

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Africa, the Human Footprint – Published 2005

Shaping the land to serve human needs is a cornerstone of civilization. During the past century, humanity’s footprint on the planet has spread faster than at any other time in history. To illustrate the relationship between people and the Earth, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Earth Institute at Columbia University have created the Human Footprint map. Published in September 2005 as half of a two–map set with “Africa: A Storied Landscape.”

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Alaska – Published 1956

This Alaska map features several detailed insets of such areas as the Inside Passage and the Aleutian Islands. A relative size comparison of Alaska and the United States demonstrates that if the state’s westernmost point were superimposed on the California coast, its easternmost point would be on the east coast of South Carolina. Published in June 1956 in the same year that Alaska, then a territory of the United States, ratified its constitution.

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Alaska – Published 1984

The largest state in the United States, Alaska is home to some of the most pristine wilderness in the world. Explore the region with this informative map, featuring attractive mountain relief and a wealth of historical notes. Published in 1984 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Alaska – Published 1994

Cartographers usually break Alaska up into sections, but this unique map shows all of the state, more than 2,200 miles from the tip of the panhandle to the outermost Aleutian Island, in the same scale on one, wide sheet. Published in May 1994.

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Alaska – Published 2002

One of the most beautiful maps of Alaska ever published, this map covers the entire breadth of this northern U.S. state, from the Inside Passage in the southeast, to Point Barrow in the North, and along the entire span of the Aleutian Islands. Artful cartography reveals national parks, mountain ranges, wildlife refuges, and preserves.

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Alaska – Published 1891

This antique sketch map of Alaska was published in 1891 with the article “The Southern Coast of Alaska.” One of several early maps of what would become the 49th state in Union, this work makes a fine companion for the Muir Glacier map of 1892.

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Alaska – Published 1904

This historic map of Alaska shows the region after the boundary was agreed to with Canada. Published in National Geographic Magazine in 1904 with the article “The Geography of Alaska,” this map includes an inset showing areas mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey. A wonderful companion to the Alaska Boundary Tribunal map printed the same year.

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Alaska – Published 1914

Published in February 1914 with the article “The Nation’s Undeveloped Resources,” the Map of Alaska contains an abundance of details showing the growing human settlement of the region. U.S. public schools for natives, post offices, telegraph stations, mail routes, and mission stations are just some of the many features shown on this map.

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Alaska Theme – Published 1994

This attractive physical map of Alaska was published in May 1994 to accompany the political map of the state and the article “Alaska’s Sky-High Wilderness.” Besides its extraordinary geographical details, this map also contains information on federal lands, wildlife and the alaskan natives.

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Alps, Europes Backbone – Published 1965

Published in 1965 with the article “The Alps: Man’s Own Mountains,” this map offers a detailed look at the countries occupying this particularly beautiful mountain region. A wonderful companion map to “The Alps, Europe’s Backbone,” a relief map printed in the same issue.

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Amazonia, a World Resource At Risk – Published 1992

With a physical map of the Amazon basin as well as an abundance of illustrations and information about this magnificent region, this map is a must-have for those fascinated by the beauty and mystery of the tropical rainforest. Discover how this region’s health affects the health of the entire planet and the threats facing it. Published in August 1992, it is a perfect companion for the political map of South America printed in the same issue.

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Ancient Maya World – Published 1989

Explore the fascinating world of the Maya with this map published in October 1989. This map accompanied the “Land of the Maya” map in the same issue and three articles on the Maya including “La Ruta Maya.” This work features an abundance of information about trade, travel, and the landscape of their civilization, including an explanation of the various eras of Maya history.

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Antarctic Regions – Published 1932

This early map of the Antarctic regions was published in October 1932, just a few years after Byrd’s historical flight over the South Pole. Parts of the inset maps were constructed using aerial photographs and the article “Mapping the Antarctic from the Air: The Aerial Camera Earns Its Place as the Eyes and Memory of the Explorer” appeared in the same issue of National Geographic.

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Antarctica – Published 1957

This striking map captures Antarctica at a pivotal time during its exploration. Contains a great amount of detail of both the geography and history of the multi–national expeditions that have traversed the icy continent. Published in 1957, just six months after the death of famed American polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, with the article “Year of Discovery Opens in Antarctica.”

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Antarctica – Published 1963

Explore the harsh, yet magnificent terrain of Antarctica in this finely detailed and educational map. Filled with information on the continent’s geography as well as historical facts about its exploration. Published in February 1963 with the article “New Era in the Loneliest Continent.”

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Antarctica – Published 1987

This map is loaded with information about Antarctica including expeditions, stations, wildlife, climate, and more. It also contains inset maps showing the entire subglacial continent and various countries claims on the region. Published in April 1987 as a companion to the “Pinnipeds Around the World” map and an article entitled “Seal and Their Kin”.

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Archaeology of South America – Published 1982

Explore the fascinating world of the Inca and other South American civilizations with this informative “Archaeology of South America” map. Published in March 1982 with the “Indians of South America” map, this work is filled with illustrations and information about pre-Columbian artifacts and archeological sites including Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

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Archeological of Middle America – Published 1968

Take an archeaological adventure through the “Land of the Feathered Serpent.” This educational map of Middle America features an abundance of information on the region’s intriguing civilizations and the temples, pyramids, and ruins they left behind. Published in October 1968.

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Archeological of Middle America Theme – Published 1968

Half of a two-map set published in October 1968, this Archeological Map of Middle America features a wealth of information on the Aztec and Maya civilizations that inhabited the region before the arrival of Cortes. This map includes an index for side one of the two-map set.

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Arctic Ocean – Published 1971

This detailed map of the Arctic Ocean contains a wealth of historical notes, including expedition routes. Published in October 1971 to accompany the “Arctic Ocean Floor” map. Similar in style to ocean maps of the Atlantic (1968) and Pacific (1969).

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Arctic Ocean – Published 1983

An attractive and informative map of the dramatic and remote Arctic Ocean. Of particular interest is the abundance of historical and geographical notes. Published in February 1983 as a companion to the “Peoples of the Arctic” map and four articles, including “Hunters of the Lost Spirit.”

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Arctic Ocean Floor – Published 1971

This distinctive physical map of the Arctic Ocean floor provides stunning details of submarine terrain such as continental shelves, abyssal plains, ridges, and fracture zones. Published in October 1971 to accompany the “Arctic Ocean” map.

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Arctic Regions – Published 1925

This bold map of the Arctic regions appeared in National Geographic Magazine in November of 1925 with the article “The MacMillan Arctic Expedition Returns.” In this article, the world would discover the man who would soon be the most famous aviator-explorer of the era: Richard E. Byrd. Filled with detailed explorers’ routes, this is a wonderful companion to the North Pole Regions map of 1907.

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Asia – Published 1933

Collectors will treasure the intricate detail of this ambitious map of Asia. Printed in December 1933 with the article “Afghanistan Makes Haste Slowly,” this work features an inset with the names of countries in English and the national language.

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Asia – Published 1971

This vibrant and detailed map of Asia is presented in classic National Geographic style. Of particular note is the attention paid to the oceans, with colorful shading denoting depth and details of currents and prevailing winds. Published in March 1971 to accompany “The Peoples of Mainland Southeast Asia” map and the article “Pagan, on the Road to Mandalay.”

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Asia and Adjacent Areas – Published 1951

This detailed map of Asia and adjacent areas accompanied two articles in National Geographic Magazine in March of 1951: “Yankee Roams the Orient” and “The Caves of the Thousand Buddhas.” Published during the Cold War between the US and the USSR, and shortly after China had annexed Tibet, this map offers a peek into Asia’s past.

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Asia and Adjacent Areas – Published 1959

This map, displaying the entire Asian continent, features the brilliant color and magnificently detailed cartography for which National Geographic is known. Contains notes including information on the boundaries between Asia and Europe, and Asia and Africa. Published in December 1959.

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Asia, and Adjacent Areas – Published 1942

Battles were raging in Asia, Europe, and Africa at the time of this map’s publication in December 1943. International boundaries on this map are as of September 1, 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland.

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Asia-Pacific – Published 1989

This vibrant map of the Asia-Pacific region provides detail of eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as the thousands of islands in the Pacific. Published in November 1989, the Asia-Pacific map accompanied the “Western Pacific Rim” map and four articles on the region including “Hanoi: The Capital Today.”

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Atlantic Ocean – Published 1939

An ambitious work for its time, this beautiful map of the Atlantic Ocean was published in July 1939 when ocean bathymetry was in its infancy. Loaded with a variety of geographical and historical information this map is a splendid addition to any map collection.

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Atlantic Ocean – Published 1941

Published in September 1941, this map paints a striking portrait of the Atlantic Ocean on the verge of the US involvement in World War II. Naval bases, dates and locations of war-time events, time zone boundaries, shipping routes and air travel distances, as well as wind, current, and storm information, make this map a unique window into the turbulent times and the desire for a greater understanding of the Atlantic and its significance for travel, trade, and national security.

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Atlantic Ocean – Published 1955

This Atlantic Ocean map features the brilliant color and magnificently detailed cartography for which National Geographic is known. Includes ocean coastlines, bathymetry, an abundance of historical notes, and an inset of submarine topography. Published in December 1955.

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Atlantic Ocean – Published 1968

This detailed map of the Atlantic Ocean is complete with ocean bathymetry, notes on ocean currents, winds and physical features. Also contains a wealth of historical notes. Published in June 1968 to accompany the “Atlantic Ocean Floor” map. Similar in style to ocean maps of the Pacific (1969) and Arctic (1971).

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Atlantic Ocean Floor – Published 1968

This distinctive physical map of the Atlantic Ocean floor appeared in the June 1968 issue of National Geographic as a supplement to the map of the Atlantic. The detail of such submarine terrain as continental slopes, abyssal plains, and the mighty Mid-Atlantic Ridge is stunning. A true work of art, and a wonderful companion to the ocean floor maps of the Indian (1967), Pacific (1969), and Arctic (1971).

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Australia – Published 1948

Published in March 1948 with the article “An Arnhem Land Adventure,” this is the earliest National Geographic map of “The Land Down Under.” This map captures Australia poised for massive immigration and the change that it brought following World War II. A wonderful companion to the Australia map of 1963.

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Australia – Published 1963

Explore the diverse ecosystems of the Australian continent with this attractive and detailed map. Printed in September 1963 with the article “The Settled East, the Barrier Reef, the Center.”

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Australia – Published 1979

Known for its stunning Great Barrier Reef and unique wildlife, Australia is a land of adventure and diversity. Published in February 1979 as a companion to the “Australia, Land of Living Fossils” map and the article “Those Kangaroos! They’re a Marvelous Mob.”

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Australia – Published 2000

From red desert sunsets to the Sydney Opera House, Australia is an exciting continent of adventure, culture, and unique wildlife. Explore its many diverse regions with this attractive map. Published in July 2000 as half of a two–map set with “Australia Under Siege.”

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Australia Continental Odyssey – Published 1988

National Geographic celebrated Australia’s bicentennial with an entire issue devoted to the continent. This unique map is a photomosaic of computer-enhanced satellite images portraying Australia’s physical features and vegetation. Includes a brief history of the continent’s formation and a colorful demonstration of the region’s temperature gradient. Published in February 1988 as a companion to the map “A Traveler’s Look at Australia.”

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Australia, Land of Living Fossils – Published 1979

This beautiful physical map of Australia and Tasmania includes an introduction to the fascinating wildlife found throughout the continent. Published in February 1979 as a companion to the “Australia” map and the article “Those Kangaroos! They’re a Marvelous Mob.”

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Balkans Conflict – Published 2008

Study the countries of the Balkans with this up-close, detailed look at political boundaries for the region, as well as country flags and facts, history, and helpful inset maps.

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Battlefields of the Civil War – Published 1961

This Civil War map, based on a map upon which General Grant marked his proposed lines of operation, portrays the United States as it was charted in 1863. Published in April 1961 to accompany a map of Civil War battlefields, and the article “The Civil War.”

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Battlefields of the Civil War Theme – Published 1961

This work features multiple maps of Civil War campaigns, as well as the war’s extent in the southwestern United States. Published in April 1961 to accompany a historical map of the Civil War, and the article “The Civil War.”

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Battles of the Civil War – Published 2005

Determined to preserve a way of life rooted in slavery, 11 southern states declared themselves the independent Confederate States of America in early 1861. President Lincoln asked for 75,000 militiamen to put down this insurrection. The next four years would see three million Americans take up arms against each other, leading to the deaths of at least 620,000 soldiers. This remarkably detailed map of Civil War battles reveals the dates, number of casualties, troop movements, and more in order to gain a better understanding of how this war was fought. Published in April 2005 as half of a two–map set with “A Nation Transformed by Civil War.”

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Bible Lands, and the Cradle of Western Civilization – Published 1938

This instructive map is great for collectors or anyone interested in the lands of the Bible. Multiple inset maps detail historical periods such as the route of the Exodus and the Crusades, and the main map contains historical facts as well as information about archaeological finds. Published in December 1938, the map accompanied the article “Change Comes to Bible Lands.”

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Bible Lands, and the Cradle of Western Civilization – Published 1946

A must-have for Bible scholars and a perfect companion to the Bible Lands map of 1938, this informative map holds an abundance of details about the history of the region. Appearing in National Geographic in December 1946 alongside the article “Syria and Lebanon Taste Freedom,” this work captures both the cradle of western civilization in Biblical times and the Holy Land of the late 1940s.

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Bird Migration Eastern Hemisphere – Published 2004

This map illustrates the incredible journeys that birds undertake in the Americas each year. The migration paths of sixty seven types of birds are shown on a map of the Americas that is overlaid with pathways that their routes, from nesting grounds to wintering areas. Full-color bird paintings by noted illustrator Arthur Singer show each of the sixty seven species.

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Bird Migration in the Americas – Published 1979

Bird lovers will treasure this educational map of the migratory birds of the Americas. Published in August 1979 in conjunction with a political and physical map of the Americas and the article “Mysteries of Bird Migration,” this piece contains an abundance of information on migratory routes as well as beautiful illustrations of 67 bird species.

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Birds Eye View of the Panama Canal – Published 1912

Published in February 1912 two years before the Panama Canal opened, this stunning relief map-painting illustrates the Panama railroad, locks, breakwater, and other details of the region. One of the largest engineering projects ever undertaken, the canal had an enormous impact on shipping, creating a passage between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Prior to the canal’s opening, ships had to travel the long and treacherous route around the tip of South America.

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Boston To Washington Circa 1830 – Published 1830

This historical map is based on plates drafted by Henry Schenk Tanner which cover the Atlantic Coast from Boston to Washington, D.C. Features a variety of historical notes and illustrations. Published in July 1994 as half of a two–map set with “Boston to Washington, Megalopolis.”

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Boston To Washington Megalopolis – Published 1994

This map highlights the region dubbed “Megalopolis” in 1961, comprised of the densely populated 500-mile swath of eastern cities from Boston to Washington, D.C. Published in July 1994 as half of a two–map set with “Boston to Washington, Circa 1830.”

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British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon Territory – Published 1978

This travel map of the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon Territory shows hundreds of national parks, wilderness areas, campgrounds and ski resorts. It also highlights points of interest in cities such as Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, and Dawson. Published in April 1978.

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British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon Territory Theme – Published 1978

Published in April 1978 as half of a two-map set showcasing Canada’s western provinces, the “British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory: Beauty to Flaunt and Bounty to Grown On” map provides a remarkable amount of information about the history and unique sites which make the region a popular tourist destination. Together, the two maps accompanied the article “Yukon Fever: Call of the North.”

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British Isles – Published 1949

With its elaborate, illustrated border and stylish legend, this map of the British Isles was made for framing. Published in April 1949, it is both a work of art as well as an informative map, containing an abundance of places of interest including cathedrals, ruins, battlefields, and more.

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British Isles – Published 1958

This map of the British Isles includes detailed insets of major cities as well as the Isle of Wight and the Shetland Islands. Includes counties and their abbreviations. Published in July 1958.

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British Isles – Published 1979

This attractive modern map of the British Isles includes ferry routes along with places of interest such as ruins and battle sites. Published in October 1979 as a companion to the historical map “Medieval England”.

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California – Published 1993

This map of California highlights an abundance of parks, forests, beaches, wildlife refuges, ski areas, and more. Notes on such areas as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Gold Country, and Death Valley provide additional information about the spectacular sites to be found in this diverse and exciting state. Published in July 1993.

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California – Published 1954

This attractive map of California was the first map National Geographic published of “The Golden State”. California is the third largest state by land area and the most populous state in the United States. Its diverse places of interest are highlighted with descriptive notes. Insets reveal detail of the largest cities — Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego — in addition to the San Francisco Bay Region and the Yosemite Valley. Published in June 1954.

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Canada – Published 1961

This map of Canada, the “Great White North”, is a fine example of the detailed and vibrant cartography for which National Geographic is famous. Of particular note is the boundary marking the northern limit of wooded country. Published in December 1961 with the article “Canada, My Country.”

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Canada – Published 1985

Canada’s diverse geography is brilliantly displayed in this exceptional map of the Great White North. Published in November 1985 as a companion to the article “Kluane: Canada’s Icy Wilderness.”

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Canada – Published 1936

This stunning map is truly unique in the unusual pastel hues used to color the geographical regions. As informative as it is beautiful, this work features insets with details about Canada’s climate, natural resources, as well as the routes of explorers. Published in June of 1936, it accompanied the article “Exploring Yukon’s Glacial Stronghold.”

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Canada – Published 1972

Second in sheer landmass only to Russia, Canada spans six time zones and is rich in biodiversity. This colorful and detailed Canada map was published in March 1972 with a companion poster – a remarkable painting by artist-naturalist Jay H. Matternes entitled “Ice Age Mammals of the Alaskan Tundra.”

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Canada Vacationlands – Published 1985

Explore Canada’s diverse vacationlands with this educational map printed in November 1985 to supplement the political and physical map of the country and the article “Kluane: Canada’s Icy Wilderness Park.” From world-class wilderness to spirited cities, Canada has something for every vacationer.

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Canada, Alaska and Greenland – Published 1947

This unique map of Canada, Alaska and Greenland shows North America’s northernmost reaches. Published in June 1947, this map provides a snapshot of Canada two years before the Dominion of Newfoundland became its tenth province.

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Carte Generale Des Decouvertes De Lamiral De Fonte 1752 – Published 1892

The “Carte Generale des Decouvertes de l’Amiral de Fonte” map is a black and white antique map created by Joseph-Nicolas De l’Isle in 1752 showing the supposed discoveries of Spanish explorer Admiral de la Fuente and the tracks of Spanish, English, and Russian navigators. These mythical “discoveries” included a Northwest Passage. Published in February 1892, it accompanied the article “The Cartography and Observations of Bering’s First Voyage.”

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Caspian Region, Promise and Peril – Published 1999

The countries surrounding the Caspian Sea include many former Soviet republics working to build viable economies and stable governments. Meanwhile, national cohesion has been challenged by wide ethnic diversity. Explore the countries throughout this region with this attractive and informative map. Published in May 1999 as half of a two–map set with “Caspian Sea.”

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Celtic Europe – Published 1977

Learn all about the ancient Celts, founders of Europe, with this educational map filled with details about Celtic civilization, its range through the ages, and locations of historical sites. Published in May 1977 to accompany the article “The Celts” and the map of modern Europe.

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Central America – Published 1973

A perfect companion for the Mexico map published in the same issue, this May 1973 map of Central America demonstrates the fine cartography National Geographic is known for. Of particular note is the ocean bathymetry in the Caribbean. Both maps accompanied the article “Mexico, the City That Founded a Nation.”

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Central America – Published 1986

This colorful map of Central America features a unique overview of each country in the region, and includes details such as size, population, religion, language, and more. Published in April 1986, it is half of a two–map set with “Central America Past and Present”.

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Central America Past and Present – Published 1986

Half of a two-map set, this map of “Central America Past and Present” accompanied the political map of Central America that appeared in the same issue. Published in April 1986, this educational map features six individual maps highlighting the history of the region and colorful illustrations of historical figures, artifacts, and wildlife.

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Central America, Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea – Published 1913

This beautiful map of Central America and the Caribbean features ocean bathymetry and colorful county borders, including overlapping colors demonstrating boundaries in dispute. Published in February 1913 one year before the completion of the Panama Canal, this work contains an abundance of unique details including principal lighthouses, U.S. Consular representatives, steamship routes, and coaling stations.

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Central Canada – Published 1963

Discover the fascinating region of Central Canada with this compelling map. Includes inset maps of Toronto and sections of major rivers. Published in July 1963 with the article “Canada’s Dynamic Heartland, Ontario.” A fine companion to the maps of Eastern Canada (1967) and Western Canada (1966).

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Central Europe – Published 1951

This map of Central Europe and the Balkan States captures Europe still in the recovery stages after World War II. Published in September 1951, it includes American, British, French, and Russian occupation zones and the newly drawn boundaries of Russia an

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Central Europe and the Mediterranean – Published 1939

This map of Central Europe and the Mediterranean shows international boundaries as of September 1, 1939, before Germany invaded Poland. Published in October 1939, this map appeared with the article “War Clouds Over Danzig and Poland’s Port.” A unique historical map for collectors.

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Central Plains Map Side 1 – Published 1985

Explore the history of America’s Heartland – the Central Plains region of the United States. This map contains a wealth of historical notes as well as historical trails, national parks, ghost towns, battlefields, and more. Published in September 1985 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Central Plains Map Side 2 – Published 1985

In four-hundred years the Great Plains of America shifted from a wild landscape of Bison and the Native American tribes who hunted them to the nation’s breadbasket and agricultural heartland. Explore the region’s colorful and often tragic history with the Central Plains map. Published in September 1985, this map represents Side Two of a two-map set in the “Making of America” series.

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Central Rockies Side 1 – Published 1984

The Central Rockies region of the United States has a colorful history and is world-renowned for the beauty of its national parks. This map shows the states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and their immediate neighbors, and includes a wealth of historical notes and points of interest. Published in August 1984 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Central Rockies Side 2 – Published 1984

This map of the Central Rockies represents Side Two in a two-piece set of maps focused on this extraordinary region of awesome natural beauty, colorful history, and abundant resources. Published in August 1984 as part of the “Making of America” series, this map provides a detailed look at the history of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming as the region changed from tribal lands, fur trading posts, and mining towns to a region known for its national parks, wildlife, ski resorts, and energy resources.

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Central Washington, District of Columbia – Published 1948

A Pocket Map of Central Washington, District of Columbia is half of a two-map set published in September 1948 with the article “American Masters in the National Gallery.” Detailed and indexed, this map features all the sites of note, from the White House, the U.S. Capital building, and the Lincoln Memorial, to the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Zoo. Its companion map, “A Pocket Map of Suburban Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia” appeared in the same issue.

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Changing Climate – Published 2007

The scientific evidence is clear: Surface temperatures on Earth are warming at a pace that signals a decisive shift in the global climate, one expected to last for centuries. Climate is changing more rapidly than ever before and human activity is the main cause. Burning of fossil fuels has flooded the atmosphere with heat-trapping carbon dioxide, triggering a 1 degree (F) spike in average global temperature in the past century, largely in the past 30 years. This informative map, published in October 2007 as half of a two-map set with “Greenhouse Earth,” reveals evidence which suggests that unless CO2 emissions are slashed, the planet will likely heat up even faster, fundamentally changing the world we live in.

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Chart of the World on Mercator’s Projection – Published 1905

Submarine cables have played an important part in the development of world-wide communications since the 1850’s. National Geographic first charted these cables in 1896. In comparison to that earlier map, this map, published in February 1905 reveals the explosion of communications infrastructure worldwide at the beginning of the last century.

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China – Published 1945

When this map was published in June of 1945, World War II was about to come to an end, but China would see little relief. With their enemy Japan defeated, China was plunged into a four-year civil war. This historic map, which accompanied the article “China Fights Erosion with U.S. Aid,” is a wonderful companion to the China maps of 1912, 1964, and 1991.

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China – Published 1964

China exploded its first atomic bomb just weeks before this map was published in November 1964. With thousands of geographic features and accompanying place names, this map offers a very detailed look at the most populated country in the world.

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China – Published 1991

This detailed map of China displays the political boundaries of the most populous nation in the world. Published in July 1991 as a companion to the article entitled “China’s Youth Wait for Tomorrow.”

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China Coast and Korea – Published 1953

This detailed map of the China coast and Korea was published in October 1953, just months after the end of the Korean War. It accompanied the article “Our Navy in the Far East.”

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China History – Published 1991

Packed with both historical, economic, and social data, this work includes two large maps detailing China’s population density and industry and agriculture, as well as six smaller maps illustrating historical periods. A companion to the physical and political map of China included in this July 1991 issue of National Geographic, it also accompanied an article entitled “China’s Youth Wait for Tomorrow.”

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China and Its Territories – Published 1912

Discover China at a turning point in its history. In 1912, over 2,000 years of imperial rule ended as the last emperor of the Qing dynasty abdicated and the Republic of China was born. This beautiful map appeared in National Geographic Magazine in October of 1912, along with three articles on China including “The Most Extraordinary City in the World: Notes on Lhasa – The Mecca of the Buddhist Faith.” A perfect companion for the maps of China published in 1945, 1964, and 1991.

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China, Journey of Rock and Water – Published 2008

One of the most dramatic collisions in the geologic annals of Earth transformed the land that is now China. India’s tectonic crash into Eurasia starting 35 million years ago raised the Himalaya and lifted the plateau of Tibet. The new elevations shifted climate patterns, created deserts to the north and drenched southeast China with monsoon rains. This detailed physical map of China depicts the country’s wide range of land cover including forests, grasslands, row crops, bare ground, deserts, and more. Published in May 2008, this map was half of a two-map set with “The Forbidden City.”

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Chronicon Nurembergense 1493 Map – Published 1893

Originally produced only in woodcut form, the Chronicon Nurembergense Map of 1493 was published in National Geographic Magazine in April 1893, just five years after the Society’s inception. This Latin version was first published in April of 1493, followed by a German version in December of the same year. A perfect companion to the world map by Johannes Ruysch.

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Classical Lands of the Mediterranean – Published 1940

This map was published in March 1940 in an issue of National Geographic entirely devoted to the Classical Lands of the Mediterranean. An abundance of historical notes and detailed inset maps of ancient Athens, ancient Rome, and the Roman Empire illustrate the rich history of the region. This educational map also features an attractive border showing the twelve signs of the zodiac.

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Classical Lands of the Mediterranean – Published 1949

Following World War II, Greece endured a bitter civil war that ended a couple months before this map was published in December 1949. The Classical Lands of the Mediterranean map celebrates the magnificent history of the Greek, Roman, and Phoenician civilizations with informative inset maps and an abundance of notes about historical and mythological sites.

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Close-up USA, Alaska – Published 1975

This map of Alaska, the largest state in the United States, lets you discover the region’s incomparable wilderness and compelling history. Features parks, forests, and wildlife refuges, showing both existing sites and proposed areas. Published in June 1975 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with two articles including “Preserving America’s Last Great Wilderness.”

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Close-up USA, Alaska Theme – Published 1975

The “Alaska: Beauty and Beasts in a Last Frontier” travel poster is half of a two-map set published in June 1975 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A” series. A wonderful companion to the Alaska map, this poster contains a wealth of information on the wildlife, sites of interest, and travel options in Alaska including tips on driving there via the Alaskan Highway.

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Close-up USA, California and Nevada – Published 1974

This map of California (“The Golden State”) and its neighbor, Nevada (“The Silver State”), lets you explore the remarkable diversity of this region of the United States. Features a wealth of travel and tourism information as well as an abundance of historical notes. Published in June 1974 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “California and Nevada: Storied Realm of Glitter and Greenery.”

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Close-up USA, California and Nevada Theme – Published 1974

Half of a two-piece set, the “California and Nevada: Storied Realm of Glitter and Greenery” travel poster accompanied the California and Nevada map in the “Close-up: U.S.A” series. Published in June 1974, this work features a map of San Francisco and an abundance of information about the history, tourist activities, and geography of these two exciting states.

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Close-up USA, Florida – Published 1973

This informative map lets you explore Florida, the “Sunshine State”, including the wilderness of the Everglades, Miami’s cosmopolitan beaches, and the fun of Disney World. Published in November 1973 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series.

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Close-up USA, Florida Theme – Published 1973

The “Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Sun, Sand, and the Tang of Salt Air” map is half of a two-map set. Published in November 1973, this travel map contains historical information about these three regions as well an introduction to the various tourist activities that abound in these tropical paradises.

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Close-up USA, Hawaii – Published 1976

The Hawaiian Islands are a popular United States vacation site. This map details Hawaii’s national and state parks, volcanoes, and points of interest, and includes information on a variety of tourist activities and events. Published in April 1976 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A” series.

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Close-up USA, Hawaii Theme – Published 1976

Discover the exotic beauty of the 50th state with this travel poster and map of “Hawaii: Beguiling Isles Born of Earth’s Torments.” Part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series and half of a two-map set, this work was published in April 1976. Filled with interesting facts and an abundance of tourist information, this poster also features beautiful illustrations of native plants and wildlife.

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Close-up USA, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky – Published 1977

This regional map of the United States highlights the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. From the shores of the Great Lakes to the rolling hills of Kentucky, this region boasts unique historic attractions, including the birthplaces of Abraham Lincoln and aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong. Published in February 1977 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.”

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Close-up USA, Maine – Published 1975

This map details Maine, the most northeastern state in the United States, as well as the surrounding Canadian maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Includes a wealth of notes about the festivals, events, and historical sites one can visit in this scenic region. Published in March 1975 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with a companion travel poster and an article on Nova Scotia.

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Close-up USA, Maine Theme – Published 1975

The “Maine, with Maritime Provinces of Close-up: Canada: Sea-swept Coves Beside a Forested Realm” travel poster is half of a two-map set published in March 1975. A companion to the “Maine, with Maritime Provinces of Close-Up: Canada” map, this poster contains a wealth of information on the sites of interest, travel tips, and tourist activities to be enjoyed in this unique region.

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Close-up USA, Mid-Atlantic States – Published 1976

This map details the Mid-Atlantic United States. Explore the earliest English settlements in North America, Revolutionary War and Civil War sites, and the nation’s capital. Published in October 1976 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia: Beckoning Land Beside Bay and Sea” and two articles on the Potomac River.

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Close-up USA, Mid-Atlantic States Theme – Published 1976

Published in October 1976, this map/travel poster entitled “Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia: Beckoning Land Beside Bay and Sea” is half of a two-piece set in the “Close-Up: U.S.A.” series, a companion to the Mid-Atlantic States map. With an overview of the beautiful natural features and historical sites to be found in each of the four states and in Washington, D.C., this work is a wonderful guide for travelers.

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Close-up USA, North Central States – Published 1974

This map of the North Central United States lets you explore the nation’s heartland. Features a wealth of travel and tourism information, including national and state parks, festivals, events, and historic points of interest, as well as an abundance of historical notes. Published in March 1974 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri: Open Skies and Rolling Land.”

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Close-up USA, North Central States Theme – Published 1974

The “North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri: Open Skies and Rolling Land” travel poster is a companion to the map of the North Central States, published in March 1974. Part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, this map hightlights the diverse landmarks and landscapes to be found in the region including agricultural settings, Indian reservations, frontier forts, national forests, and scenic lakes and rivers.

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Close-up USA, Northeast – Published 1978

This map of the Northeast United States highlights the states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It details the variety of exciting travel destinations including the cities of New York City and Philadelphia, the forests and ski resorts of the Adirondacks and Catskills, and the quaint farms of Pennsylvania Dutch country. Published in January 1978 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania: Glittering Cities, Lonely Wild Lands.”

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Close-up USA, Northeast Theme – Published 1978

Published in January 1978 with the Northeast map, the travel poster “New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania: Glittering Cities, Lonely Wild Lands” contains detail of the cities, seashores, farms, national parks, and ski resorts vacationers can enjoy in this diverse region. These works are part of the “Close-up: U.S.A” series of maps.

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Close-up USA, Northwest – Published 1973

This map of the Northwest United States lets you explore the region, which contains stunning and abundant national parks and forest systems. Features a wealth of travel and tourism information as well as an abundance of historical notes. Published in March 1973 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming: Timber, Cattle, and the Mist from the Sea.”

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Close-up USA, Northwest Theme – Published 1973

Explore the diversity of the Northwest with this attractive travel map entitled “Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming: Timber, Cattle, and the Mist from the Sea.” Published in March 1973 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series and companion to the Northwest map, this work includes inset maps and information about the world-renowned national parks of the region and each state’s points of interest and tourist attractions.

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Close-up USA, South Central States – Published 1974

This map of the South Central United States lets you explore the region. From cattle roundups and Indian cultural centres on the plains to Cajun bayous and Mardi Gras on the Mississippi delta, the area is remarkably diverse in its geographical features and peoples. Features a wealth of travel and tourism information as well as an abundance of historical notes. Published in October 1974 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas: Rich Land of the Southern Frontier.”

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Close-up USA, South Central States Theme – Published 1974

Published in October 1974, this poster entitled “Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas: Rich Land of the Southern Frontier” is half of a two-piece set in the “Close-Up: U.S.A.” series, a companion to the South Central States map. With an overview of the beautiful and exciting vacations spots and sites to be seen in each of the four states, this work is a wonderful guide for travelers.

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Close-up USA, Southwest – Published 1977

This map of the Southwest United States ranges from the breathtaking heights of the Rocky Mountains to the otherworldly Sonoran desert of southern Arizona. Published in October 1977, this map is half of a two-piece set in the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado: Surprise and Challenge Amid Sere Beauty.”

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Close-up USA, Southwest Theme – Published 1977

The “Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado: Surprise and Challenge Amid Sere Beauty” travel poster was printed in October 1977 with its companion, the Southwest map. Part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, this poster highlights the tourist activities, historical sites, resorts, and scenic vistas to be enjoyed in this enchanting region.

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Close-up USA, Western New England – Published 1975

This map lets you explore the Western New England region of the United States. Includes a wealth of travel and tourism information as well as an abundance of historical notes. Published in July 1975 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with an article on Cape Cod and the travel poster “New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut: Mountains, Seacoast, and a Living Legacy.”

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Close-up USA, Western New England Theme – Published 1975

The “New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut: Mountains, Seacoast, and a Living Legacy” map was printed in July 1975 with its companion, the Western New England map. Part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, this poster highlights the tourist activities, historical sites, resorts, and scenic vistas to be enjoyed in the region.

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Close-up USA, Wisconsin, Michigan, and the Great Lakes , Land Between the Waters Theme – Published 1973

Part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, the “Wisconsin, Michigan, and the Great Lakes: Land Between the Waters” travel map is half of a two-map set, accompanied by the Wisconsin, Michigan, and the Great Lakes map. Published in August 1973, it contains inset maps of the Welland Canal and selected rivers as well as travel information and tips for motorists.

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Close-up USA, Wisconsin, Michigan, and the Great Lakes – Published 1973

This map of the United States side of the western Great Lakes highlights the states of Wisconsin and Michigan. It details the vacation areas and sites throughout this beautiful region. Published in August 1973 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “Wisconsin, Michigan, and the Great Lakes: Land Between the Waters.”

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Close-up USA, the Southeast – Published 1975

This map lets you explore the Southeast United States. From the Atlantic seashore to the mighty Mississippi River, this area is rich in history and character. Published in October 1975 as part of the “Close-up: U.S.A.” series, with the travel poster “Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.”

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Coastal California – Published 1993

Published in July 1993 as half of a two-map set, this beautifully illustrated map of Coastal California highlights the sites and activities to be found along this extraordinary coastline. From the magnificent redwoods to the sunny beaches of San Diego, this map documents the diverse regions to be experienced along the coastline of the Golden State.

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Colonization and Trade in New World – Published 1977

The “Colonization and Trade in the New World” historical map provides information on exploration, trade, and colonization in the New World combined with an antique-style cartography. Printed in December 1977, this map and its companion poster, “History Salvaged from the Sea” make up the two-piece set that accompanied the articles “Reach for the New World” and “Who Discovered America? A New Look at an Old Question.”

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Countries Bordering the Mediterranean Sea – Published 1912

The Map of Countries Bordering the Mediterranean Sea was published in January 1912, prior to the First Balkan War. This colorful map accompanied three articles of the region including “The Sea-Kings of Crete.”

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Countries of the Caribbean – Published 1947

Published in October 1947, this map of the Countries of the Caribbean features Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies as well the islands of the Caribbean. Inset maps of ten of the most prominent islands and the Panama Canal zone provide detail of the region. The article “Guatemala Revisited” accompanied the map.

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Countries of the Caribbean – Published 1922

This beautiful map of the Caribbean includes Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico. Published in February 1922, this map appeared in an issue entirely devoted to Middle America. Rich color, and details such as inset maps, steamship routes, and wireless stations, make this piece a fine map for collectors.

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Crucible of History, the Eastern Mediterranean – Published 2008

Few regions on Earth can match the eastern Mediterranean for drama. Its story, written in stone and blood over five millennia, sweeps through history on the wings of empire: Egyptian, Phoenician, Hittite, Assyrian, Canaanite, Israelite, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine Christian, Arab Muslim, and Ottoman — all ruled in this territory between the Nile and the mountains of Anatolia. Now, the people of the region find themselves in troubled post-colonial societies torn by epic conflicts, ranging from the battles of Israelis and Palestinians over land and resources to the clash of Islam and the West. Explore the eastern Mediterranean region with this attractive and informative map. Published in December 2008, this map was half of a two-map set with “Jerusalem’s Holy Ground.”

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Cuba – Published 1906

This map of Cuba was published in October 1906, the year disputed elections led to an armed revolt on the island. The United States intervened and occupied the country, installing a US governor for three years. This is an attractive historical work and a fine map for collectors.

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Cuba Index – Published 1906

Index to place names on Cuba Map 1906

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Danger Zones, Earthquake Risk, a Global View – Published 2006

Never before have so many people packed into earthquake-prone cities like Los Angeles, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Lima. Located near the boundaries between Earth’s huge, shifting crustal plates, these cities face a rising risk of death and economic disaster from large earthquakes. This eye-catching map reveals the areas most at risk and their populations. Published in April 2006, this map was half of a two-piece set with

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Dawn of Humans – Published 1997

This fascinating map contains a wealth of information on our quest to discover the history of our prehistoric ancestors including fossil sites, information on significant hominid finds, and the challenges researchers face. Published in February 1997 with the “Seeking Our Origins” companion map, this work also includes maps which show the vegetation zones 125,000 years ago, 65,000 years ago, and today.

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Dawn on the Delta – Published 1993

Published in January 1993, the “Dawn on the Delta: 74 Million Years Ago” poster is a stunning illustration of dinosaurs indiginous to North America. A companion to the “North America in the Age of the Dinosaurs” map, this beautiful depiction of an ancient landscape is a must-have for those fascinated by these enigmatic creatures.

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Deep South – Published 1983

Explore the Deep South region of the United States with this informative map, featuring historical notes, fine geographical detail, and a variety of tourist sites. Published in August 1983 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Discoverers of the Pacific – Published 1974

The Discoverers of the Pacific map was published in December 1974 as half of a two-map set with the Islands of the Pacific map and the article “The Coming of the Polynesians.” An educational work, this map contains an abundance of information about Pacific Islanders, their shipbuilding techniques, types of canoes, and how they navigated using the stars, birds, and other natural data.

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Dusty Face of Mars – Published 1973

This map contains the complete index for “The Red Planet Mars” map, published in February 1973 along with two articles on the planet: “Journey to Mars” and “The Search for Life on Mars.” In addition to the index, this map features a breathtaking illustration of martian landscape and information on the satellites of Mars.

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Early Civilizations in the Middle East – Published 1978

This fascinating map features a thorough overview of the history of the Middle East region and the civilizations who called it home. Includes illustrations of artifacts. Published in September 1978 as a companion to the “Middle East” political map.

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Earth From Space – Published 1973

Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt captured this image from 25,000 miles above the Earth aboard Apollo 17 in December, 1972. This classic map accompanied four articles on Space exploration. The perfect complement to our “Teammates in Mankind’s Greatest Adventure” poster.

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Earth at Night – Published 2004

While the Earth sleeps, lights pulsates across its surface in a lively dance visible from the vantage of space. This magnificent composite of satellite images from cloud-free nights gathered over a one year period. One look reveals the obvious: Rich, developed regions like the United States, Europe, and Japan glow with gaudy abandon, using energy disproportionate to their populations. Over the next few decades, many scientists expect a growth of lights in developing countries. But some anticipate seeing fewer lights in the wealthiest nations, where advances in lighting technology could save energy and better contain light emissions. Published in November 2004, this map represents half of a two-map set with a political map of the world.

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Earthquakes, Living With the Threat – Published 2006

Published in April 2006 as half of a two-piece set with “Danger Zones: Earthquake Risk, A Global View,” this remarkable poster demonstrates the damage done to buildings, highways, high-rises, and other structures within a city when plates shift. It also reveals how strict construction standards and new innovations help hold things together when earthquakes strike.

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Earths Dynamic Crust – Published 1985

Explore the forces behind the shaping of our planet. This fascinating map explains the various forms of tectonic activity such as hot spots, accretion, subduction, and spreading. It also shows the locations of volcanoes and earthquakes of 6.0 magnitude or greater that occurred during 1975-1985. Published in August 1985 as half of a two–map set with “The Shaping of a Continent: North America’s Active West”, and as a companion to the article “Our Restless Planet Earth.”

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Earths Moon – Published 1969

Explore the moon in striking detail with this educational map published in February 1969. Featuring detailed illustrations of both the near and far sides of the moon, this map also contains an abundance of illustrations and information about the moon including its physical properties and features, phases, eclipses, orbital paths, and the Apollo mission.

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Eastern Canada – Published 1967

Explore the multitude of harbors, bays, inlets, and rivers to be found in Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces with this compelling map of Eastern Canada. Includes wonderful detail of the region with inset maps of the provincial capitals, as well as maps of Cape Breton Island and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Published in May 1967, makes a fine companion to the maps of Central Canada (1963) and Western Canada (1966).

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Eastern South America – Published 1955

This map of Eastern South America map features an inset of Rio de Janeiro. Published in March 1955 with two articles on the region including “Spectacular Rio de Janeiro” and “Life Among the Wai Wai Indians.” A fine companion to the map of 1958 Southern South America.

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Eastern South America – Published 1962

This map of the Eastern part of South America features inset maps of the cities of Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo. Published in September 1962 with the article “Brazil, Oba!” A fine companion to the 1964 map of Northwestern South America.

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Eastern Soviet Union – Published 1967

This map of the eastern portion of the Soviet Union features many physical and political details, including the country’s boundaries in 1938 and the northern limits of wooded country. Published in March 1967 with the article “Siberia: Russia’s Frozen Frontier.”

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Egypts Nile Valley North – Published 1995

Explore the wonder and mysteries of the northern Nile Valley with this fascinating and educational map. Both a modern map of the rich Nile Valley and a guide through Egypt’s magnificent past, this vibrant work features a chronological legend indicating the period best represented by each site. Published in January 1995, this map accompanied the “Egypt’s Nile Valley South” map and the article “Age of the Pyramids: Egypt’s Old Kingdom.”

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Egypts Nile Valley North – Published 2005

Explore the wonder and mysteries of the northern Nile Valley with this educational map. A map of the rich Nile Valley and a guide through Egypt’s magnificent past, this vibrant work features a chronological legend indicating the period best represented by each site. A must have for anyone interested in archaeology or history.

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Egypts Nile Valley South – Published 1995

Explore the wonder and mysteries of the southern Nile Valley with this fascinating and educational map. Both a modern map and a guide through Egypt’s magnificent past, this vibrant work features considerable details about archaeological sites and early Egyptian civilization. Published in January 1995, this map accompanied the “Egypt’s Nile Valley North” map and the article “Age of the Pyramids: Egypt’s Old Kingdom.”

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Egypts Nile Valley South – Published 2005

This map of the southern Nile Valley is your guide through Egypt’s magnificent past, this vibrant work features a chronological legend indicating the period best represented by each site. A must have for anyone interested in archaeology or history.

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Endangered Earth – Published 1988

This amazing map introduces the issues and challenges surrounding our Endangered Earth as we navigate a historical transition between a world inherited and one profoundly different — a global biosphere whose vital functions we have altered. Published in December 1988, on the 100th anniversary of the National Geographic Society.

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Endangered Earth – Published 1997

We are in a historical transition between a world inherited and one that is profoundly different a global biosphere whose vital functions we have altered. Burgeoning human numbers have placed unprecedented demands on farmland, forests, and other resources, changing the continents green skins of vegetation, as well as the interactions between atmosphere, land, oceans, and living organisms that sustain life on earth. This map shows these interactions and pinpoints growing threats. A wonderful resource for learning more about the delicate balance between development and natural regeneration of the planet.

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Enjoying Our Scenic Treasures and Historical Sites – Published 1966

A supplement to the Vacationlands of the United States and Canada map, this map includes tips on vacationing and maps of some popular sites. Published in July 1966, it contains information on the variety of scenic and historical sites, from the lure of Indian lands and places where wildlife roam to landmarks of city and industry.

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Europe – Published 1957

This map of Europe, created during the the Cold War, is a compelling historical piece. An inset shows which countries were Communist at the time. Published in June 1957 with an article entitled “Through Europe by Trailer Caravan.”

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Europe – Published 1962

This marvelously detailed map of Europe provides a Cold War era snapshot of Europe, including the borders of Germany, Poland, and the Soviet Union as they existed in 1938. Published in June 1962 with the article “In the Crusader’s Footsteps.”

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Europe – Published 1969

In comparison to earlier maps of Europe, this map is the first to show the network of superhighways criss-crossing the continent as European transportation surged. Published in June 1969, it accompanied an article entitled “Europe, A Restless Continent Remapped.”

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Europe – Published 1977

A modern Europe emerges with a network of superhighways in this map published in May 1977. This map was printed to accompany the article “The Celts” and a supplemental map entitled “Celtic Europe.”

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Europe – Published 1983

This striking map of Europe, a National Geographic classic, is vibrantly colored and beautifully rendered. Published in December 1983, during the last decade of the Cold War, as a companion to the “History of Europe, the Major Turning Points” map and four articles on Europe including “Rome of the East.”

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Europe – Published 1992

This striking map of Europe reveals a new landscape of nations as they emerged at the end of the Cold War. A wonderful snapshot of a historic period in Europe’s history. Published in December 1992 as half of a two–map set with “The New Europe.”

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Europe Map with Africa and Asia – Published 1915

This beautifully rendered map of Europe was published in July 1915, one year into the First World War. A historical snapshot of a region in turmoil, this map is a must-have for map collectors, as well as those interested in The Great War. A National Geographic classic.

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Europe and the Mediterranean – Published 1938

Published in April 1938, this map of Europe and the Mediterranean is a snapshot of the region prior to World War II. A unique feature of this map and others of its era is the list of country names in English as well as the national language.

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Europe and the Near East – Published 1940

Published in May 1940, this map of Europe and the Near East shows international boundaries as of April 1, 1940. An inset of the Middle East provides detail of the Asian countries adjacent to Europe.

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Europe and the Near East – Published 1949

A striking rendering of post-war Europe, this map is unique in its lack of ocean color. Colorful borders leap off the white page projecting an optimistic tone. Published in June 1949 with the article “Italy Smiles Again,” this map shows American, British, French, and Russian occupational zones in Germany and Austria.

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Europe, and the Near East – Published 1943

Published in June 1943, this map of Europe and the Near East features distances from European ports to other world ports. An inset of the Middle East provides detail of the Asian countries adjacent to Europe.

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Europe, and the Near East – Published 1929

This colorful map was published in December 1929 with three articles on Europe and the Near East including “The Danube, Highway of Races.” An inset map of airways is included, showing commercial air travel in its infancy.

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Everest – Published 2003

In the old days mapping required thousands of measurements by hand with theodolite and transit. This striking map of Mount Everest, created a half century after the first climb, was built on millions of measurements, but none made by hand. The space shuttle recorded infrared images for reference; then a jet aircraft took stereophotographs, which were converted to digital data and merged by computer to create the sharpest, most accurate image yet of the great mountain. Published in May 2003, this map was half of a two-piece set with “Everest 50.”

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Everest 50 – Published 2003

A half century after the first climb, National Geographic produced this stunning map of Mount Everest and the surrounding region including Sagarmatha National Park, Qomolangma National Nature Reserve, and Makalu-Barun National Park. Published in May 2003 as half of a two-piece set with a poster map of Mount Everest, this map’s focus is on the challenges facing the governments of Tibet and Nepal as they work to protect their environment. A surge of visitors in recent decades has raised alarms about the fate of the region’s landscape and people. Both have proven to be resilient enough, so far, to withstand the crush of their popularity.

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Exploring Space Weather – Published 2004

Published in July 2004 as half of a two-piece set with “New Views of Our Sun,” this informative map features a striking graphic of the sun, revealing the core, radiation zone, magnetic lines, photosphere, sunspots, chromosphere, and corona, as well as the high-energy protons, x-rays, and UV rays that bombard the Earth. A wealth of information and fascinating photographs present a better understanding of the space weather created by the sun’s continual eruptions and their effect on our planet.

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Federal Lands in the Fifty States – Published 1996

Considered by many to be the finest map of United States federal lands ever published. This map shows which land areas are controlled by each federal agency, and describes how each land type is managed. Published in October 1996 as a companion to “United States, the Physical Landscape.”

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Florida – Published 1930

This Florida map was published in National Geographic Magazine in January 1930 with the article “Florida – The Fountain of Youth.” Insets maps provide further detail in this early depiction of the Sunshine State.

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France – Published 1989

National Geographic celebrated the bicentennial of the French Revolution in July 1989 by devoting the entire issue to France. This detailed map political map of the country appeared as a companion to the “Historical France” map.

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France, Belgium and the Netherlands – Published 1960

This detailed map of France, Belgium and the Netherlands is unique in its focus on these three particular countries. Features a list of the “départements”, or administrative divisions, for each country and their capitals. Includes inset maps of Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels. Published in June 1960.

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Germany – Published 1959

Germany enjoyed prolonged economic growth in the 1950s, so much so that the term Wirtschaftswunder, meaning “economic miracle”, was coined to describe the upturn experienced by the economy after World War II. Discover the thriving, yet divided country of Germany with this detailed map published in June 1959.

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Germany – Published 1991

This map shows the political boundaries of Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the country’s reunification after the Cold War. Published in September 1991 with the companion map “Travelers Map of Germany” and the article “The Morning After: Germany Reunited”.

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Germany and Its Approaches 1938-1939 – Published 1944

A must-have for those interested in World War II, this informative map was published in July 1944 with an article entitled “Landing Craft for Invasion.” This work shows the international boundaries as of Sept. 1, 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland, and boundaries as of Jan. 1, 1938, before Germany seized Austria and Czechoslovakia.

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Ghost Fleet of the Outer Banks 1970 Map – Published 2008

Originally printed for the National Geographic Magazine in 1970, this map plots over 500 ill-fated ships that lie forever anchored in the Atlantic coastal sea floor. A classic shipwreck map of one of the graveyards of the Atlantic.

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Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska – Published 1898

The Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska map appeared in National Geographic Magazine in April 1898 during the famous Klondike Gold Rush with the article “Alaska and Its Mineral Resources.” This work also includes Canada’s Klondike region and much of the Yukon Territory. A beautiful historical map and a must-have for collectors.

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Grand Canyon of Colorado – Published 1978

The Grand Canyon of Colorado map features a striking Landsat satellite image and a cross-section illustrating the geological layers of the canyon. Published in July 1978, this map is half of a two-map set. Its companion is entitled “The Heart of the Grand Canyon” and both maps appeared with two articles on the park.

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Great Lakes Map Side 1 – Published 1987

Comprised of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario, the Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on earth. This map of the Great Lakes region, which abuts both Canada and the United States, contains a vast amount of historical information, as well as tourist attractions. Published in July 1987 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Great Lakes Map Side 2 – Published 1987

A maritime world in the heart of a continent, the Great Lakes have a long history of trade, immigration, agriculture, and industry. Published in July 1987, this map of the Great Lakes is half of a two-map set in the “Making of America” series. From the early days of the fur trade to Detroit’s auto industry, this educational map provides a wealth of information on this fascinating region.

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Great Whales, Migration and Range – Published 1976

This map illustrates the migration and range of the six species of great whales, including the Fin, Humpback, Sperm, Gray, Bowhead, and Right. Provides information about how commercial whaling has decimated the populations of these magnificent mammals, and the actions being taken to protect them. Published in December 1976 with two articles on whales and the “Whales of the World” poster.

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Greater New York – Published 1964

This map of Greater New York provides a detailed look at this extraordinary city. A complete index is included, making it easy to find the hundreds of points of interest the city has to offer. Published in July 1964 as part of a two–map set with “Tourist Manhattan.”

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Greece – Published 2006

A map of Greece with an inset illustrating the historical center of Athens.

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Greece and the Aegean – Published 1958

This map of Greece and the Aegean Islands features wonderful detail of the many islands in the region. Published in December 1958 with the article “The Aegean Isles: Poseidon’s Playground.”

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Greenhouse Earth – Published 2007

Published in October 2007 as half of a two-piece set with “Changing Climate,” this revealing poster explains how the Earth’s atmosphere acts as a greenhouse and how carbon emissions raise the planet’s surface temperature. Graphs and charts reveal the origin of emissions, predicted future carbon emission levels, and the warming cycles the planet has experienced in its history.

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Hawaii – Published 1960

This map was created less than a year after Hawaii joined the United States as its 50th state. Features an overview map of the entire state as well as a detailed map of the principal islands. Ocean bathymetry, reefs and currents complete the picture of this exotic island region. Published in July 1960.

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Hawaii – Published 1983

From volcanoes, lush forests, and magnificent beaches to historic Pearl Harbor and the bustle of Honolulu, it is no wonder that the Hawaiian Islands are a popular United States vacation site. This Hawaii map shows the complete chain of islands and reefs that make up the state, and also details its principal islands. Published in November 1983 as part of the “Making of America” series, and half of a two–map set with a Hawaii historical map.

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Hawaii – Published 1995

Breathtaking ocean-floor relief sets this map of Hawaii apart. Published in September 1995, this map accompanied the “Rediscovering Hawaii” map and the article “On the Brink: Hawaii’s Vanishing Species.”

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Heart of the Grand Canyon – Published 1978

Compiled from aerial photographs taken in 1972 and field surveying, this map provides striking topography of the canyon and detail of its park facilities, trails, campgrounds, and more. Published in July 1978 as half of a two–map set with “The Grand Canyon of the Colorado”, and a companion to two articles on the park.

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Heart of the Grand Canyon – Published 1999

This map displays the striking topography of the Grand Canyon, while providing details of its park facilities, trails, campgrounds.

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Heart of the Middle East – Published 2002

This attractive political map showing the countries at the heart of the Middle East region also contains inset maps of the cities of Beirut, Jerusalem, Damascus, and Baghdad. Published in October 2002 as half of a two–map set with “Middle East: Crossroads of Faith and Conflict.”

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Heart of the Rockies – Published 1995

Stretching more than 3,000 miles from British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the United States, the Rocky Mountains attract millions of tourists each year who come for the spectacular scenery and abundant recreational activities. This map of the region features information on dozens of popular sites. Published in July 1995, this map accompanied the “Above the Rockies” physical map which was created using satellite imaging.

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Heavens – Published 1957

Published in December 1957, this map is half of a two-part map of the heavens that appeared with the article “How Man-made Satellites Can Affect Our Lives.” It shows the constellations and brightest stars as seen from both the northern and southern hemispheres and also includes information on the planets including their relative size.

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Heavens – Published 1970

Published in August 1970, this map of the heavens shows the constellations and brightest stars as seen from both the northern and southern hemispheres. It also includes information on the planets including their relative size. This map is a wonderful companion to the “Map of the Heavens with Monthly Star Charts for Both Hemispheres” which appeared in the same issue.

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Heavens Star Chart – Published 1957

Explore the heavens from both the northern and southern hemispheres with this detailed star chart. Printed in December 1957 as half of the two-part map of the heavens and with the article “How Man-made Satellites Can Affect Our Lives,” this work is a wonderful primer for the amateur astronomer.

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Heavens Star Chart – Published 1970

Explore the heavens from both the northern and southern hemispheres with this detailed star chart. Printed in August 1970 as a companion to “The Heavens” map in the same issue, this work is a wonderful primer for the amateur astronomer.

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Heritage of Africa – Published 1971

This Africa map features a physical map of the continent and an abundance of historical notes. Published in December 1971 as half of a two–map set with the “Ethnolinguistic Map of the Peoples of Africa” map, and as a companion to the article “The Zulus: Black Nation in a Land of Aparteid.”

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High Himalaya – Published 1988

This computer-generated panorama of the Himalayas from Kathmandu to just east of Mount Everest is neither photograph nor painting, though it resembles both with its dimension and color. Published in November 1988 with a companion map of and three articles about Mount Everest, this stunning map brings these majestic mountains to life in striking relief.

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Historic Ireland Theme – Published 1981

This educational map of Historic Ireland was published in April 1981 with three articles on Ireland and an additional map entitled “Ireland and Northern Ireland: A Visitor’s Guide.” These maps provide a wonderful overview of the island’s tumultuous and colorful history.

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Historic Mediterranean, 800 BC to AD 1500 – Published 1982

The Mediterranean region was home to many of the greatest civilizations in human history, including the ancient Greeks and Romans. This map contains a wealth of information about the history of the civilizations who inhabited the region from 800 BC to AD 1500, and the archeaological sites they left behind. Published in December 1982 as a companion to the outstanding “Mediterranean Seafloor” map and three articles on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Historic and Scenic Reaches of the Nations Capital – Published 1938

With its border of notable figures and places, this map of the Historic and Scenic Reaches of the Nation’s Capital is as much a work of art as a map. Published in July 1938 with the article “Roads from Washington,” it contains a variety of interesting historical sites and notes. A unique cartographic work and perfect for framing.

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Historical of the United States – Published 1953

The Historical Map of the United States published in June 1953 accompanied six articles on the United States including “Founders of New England.” A unique collectible, this map of the continental United States features a wealth of historical information, subtle relief shading, and details such as explorers’ routes and immigrant trails.

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Historical France – Published 1989

National Geographic celebrated the bicentennial of the French Revolution in July 1989 by devoting the entire issue to France. This wonderful map contains a wealth of information about the history of France, historical sites, and popular resorts and tourist activities. It appeared as a companion to the “France” political map of the country.

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Historical Italy Theme – Published 1995

Half of a two-map set, this historical map of Italy appeared in the February 1995 issue of National Geographic with a stunning physical and political map of the country and an article on Venice. Filled with historical information and illustrations, this map boasts eleven inset maps detailing key periods.

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Historical Japan – Published 1984

The companion to the Japan map of 1984 and the article “Hagi: Where Japan’s Revolution Began,” this stunning work contains six maps detailing periods of history from the Stone Age through modern Japan. The elegant illustrations, abundant text and historical timeline make this a must-have for anyone interested in Japanese history.

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History of Europe, the Major Turning Points – Published 1983

Travel through time with this map as it explores the major turning points in European history. Features dazzling illustrations and multiple inset maps. Published in December 1983 as a companion to the “Europe” map and four articles including “Rome of the East.”

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History of the Philippines – Published 1986

With the inauguration of Corazon Aquino earlier in 1986, the Philippines were on the road to recovery after the social and economic oppression of the Marcos regime. Published in July 1986 as a supplement to the Philippines map and the article “Hope and Danger in the Philippines,” this map contains an abundance of information on the history of the region.

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Holy Land Today – Published 1963

This map of the Holy Land provides crisp detail and an abundance of historical notes. An inset map of the Middle East shows Crusade routes, and the Walled City of Jerusalem map reveals the fourteen stations marking the way of the cross from Pilate’s hall to Calvary. Published in December 1963 with the articles “Crusader Road to Jerusalem” and “Conquest of the Holy City.”

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How Man Pollutes His World – Published 1970

Long before stewardship of the Earth was a popular topic, National Geographic was addressing these thorny issues. “How Man Pollutes His World,” publiished in December fo 1970, identified and graphically demonstrated how human activities impact our fragile biosphere. Perfect for any student who wants to learn about how these forces interact.

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Illinois – Published 1931

This map of Illinois was published in May 1931, the same year Chicago’s notorious gangster Al Capone was convicted and sentenced to prison for tax evasion. An inset of the city of Chicago provides additional detail in this map of the Land of Lincoln.

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India Theme – Published 1997

National Geographic celebrated India’s fifty years of independence in May 1997 with an article and this educational map of the country. This map contains a wealth of information including details on the population, history, geography, and economy of the second most populous nation in the world. A map of South Asia was printed as a companion to this map in the same issue.

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India and Burma – Published 1946

Published in April 1946 just a year before India and Pakistan gained their independence, this map of India and Burma details the numerous provinces of the region. Half of a two-map set, it accompanied the “Political Subdivisions of India” map and three articles on India.

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Indian America – Published 1991

This map provides a history of the first inhabitants of the United States, including Alaska and the peoples of the Arctic. Also displays illustrations of artifacts. Published in October 1991 as a companion to (and complete index of) the “Native American Heritage” map.

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Indian Ocean – Published 1941

This World War II era map contains great detail about the Indian Ocean region including typical storm tracks, naval bases, and historical notes. Published in March 1941, this map is a great companion for the map of the Pacific in 1936.

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Indian Ocean – Published 1992

This attractive physical map of the Indian Ocean floor appeared in the June 1992 issue of National Geographic. It contains an article entitled “Changing the Face of Earth” and additional information on continental drift. The map’s detail of such submarine terrain as fracture zones, basins, and ridges is stunning. A wonderful companion to the ocean floor map of the Pacific Ocean which appeared in the same issue.

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Indian Ocean Floor – Published 1967

This distinctive physical map of the Indian Ocean floor appeared in the October 1967 issue of National Geographic. The detail of such submarine terrain as continental shelves, basins, fracture zones and the mighty Mid-Oceanic Ridge is stunning. A true work of art, and a wonderful companion to the ocean floor maps of the Atlantic (1968), Pacific (1969), and Arctic (1971).

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Indians of South America – Published 1982

Discover the fascinating pre-Columbian cultures of the Amazon, the Andes, and beyond. This map captures the essence of the diverse tribes of the continent with informative profiles and colorful illustrations. Published in March 1982 as a companion to the “Archaeology of South America” map.

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Indonesia – Published 1996

This vibrant map of Indonesia features subtle relief shading of mountainous regions and ocean bathymetry. Published in February 1996 as half of a two–map set with “Indonesia Theme”, and accompanied by the article “Irian Jaya: Indonesia’s Wild Side.”

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Indonesia Theme – Published 1996

Explore a fascinating land of unique animal species, the world’s largest flower, and butterflies with foot-wide wingspans, with this beautiful and educational map of Indonesia. Published in February 1996 as half of a two–map set with “Indonesia”, and accompanied by the article “Irian Jaya: Indonesia’s Wild Side.”

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Iran, Born at the Crossroads – Published 2008

Iran’s diverse geography is revealed in this unique map. Information about the formation of the terrain combined with earth-tone colors and shaded relief present this compelling country in a way that demonstrates how its landscape has been so integral in the shaping of its history and culture. Published in August 2008, this map was half of a two-map set with “The Empire of Persia.”

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Iraq and the Heart of the Middle East – Published 2003

This timely map of Iraq and the Middle East features a wealth of geographic, political, natural resource, and cultural information. The front of the map features an incredibly accurate, detailed map of political boundaries, cities and towns, major roadways, bodies of water, oil fields and pipelines, and other geographic features. It also includes city insets that show street plans and describe the history and cultures of Baghdad, Beirut, Damascus, and Jerusalem.

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Ireland and Northern Ireland Visitors Guide – Published 1981

This visitor’s guide map to Ireland and Northern Ireland features a variety of historical sites and interesting facts. Published in April 1981 as a companion to the “Historic Ireland” map and three articles on Ireland.

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Islands of the Pacific – Published 1974

This map of the Pacific Islands shows ocean currents, prevailing winds, political administration boundaries, and includes historical notes. Published in December 1974 to accompany the article “The Coming of the Polynesians.”

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Italy – Published 1961

National Geographic commemorated Italy’s centennial as a unified country in November 1961 with this map and an article about the historic milestone. This detailed work features inset city maps of Naples and Rome.

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Italy – Published 1995

A beautiful physical and political map of Italy that features striking relief and bathymetry. Published in February 1995 as half of a two–map set with “Historical Italy”, and accompanied by an article on Venice.

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Japan – Published 1984

This map of Japan is vibrant and striking in its detail, containing an abundance of historical notes and landmarks. Published in June 1984 as a companion to a historical Japan map and the article “Hagi: Where Japan’s Revolution Began.”

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Japan and Adjacent Regions of Asia and the Pacific Ocean – Published 1944

Published in April 1944 during World War II, this striking map of Japan and the adjacent regions of Asia and the Pacific Ocean accompanied at article entitled “Japan and the Pacific.” Particular detail is paid to the industrial centres of Japan which appear in detailed insets.

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Japan and Korea – Published 1945

World War II had just ended when this map of Japan and Korea was published in December 1945. With the end of the war came the end of Japan’s 35-year occupation of Korea. With detailed inset maps of many islands in the region, as well as a map of Tokyo, this map also contains historical notes such as the site of the Japanese surrender.

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Japan and Korea – Published 1960

This map of Japan and Korea provides great detail of the region including inset maps of the Ryukyu Islands and U.S.S.R. administered islands. It also features prefectures of Japan and provinces of Korea with their capitals. Published in December 1960.

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Japan and Korea – Published 2011

This map of Japan and Korea, which conforms to National Geographic’s demanding standards of accuracy and cartographic detail, shows political boundaries, major roads, cities and towns, airports, islands, and other geographic details. An inset provides a more detailed map of central Japan including Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and surrounding cities.

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Jerusalem – Published 1996

This thorough portrait of Jerusalem contains a brief history of the city, a historical timeline, maps of the various periods, and a modern look at this enigmatic holy place. Published in April 1996, this map accompanied the “Jerusalem: The Old City” map and the article “The Three Faces of Jerusalem.”

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Jerusalem, the Old City – Published 1996

This map of Old City Jerusalem features the city’s many historical sites. The Christian, Armenian, Muslim, and Jewish quarters are shown in distinct colors, and there are notes describing the most significant sacred sites in the old walled city and beyond. Published in April 1996, this map accompanied the”Jerusalem” map and the article “The Three Faces of Jerusalem.”

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Kirin Harbin Vladivostok – Published 1905

The Trans-Siberian Railway, completed in 1903, is a network of railways connecting the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan with Moscow. It is the longest railway in the world with branch lines to China through Mongolia and Manchuria. This beautifully rendered antique map of the region from Vladivostok to Kirin and Harbin was published by National Geographic in June of 1905.

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Korea and Manchuria – Published 1904

This historic black and white map of Korea and Manchuria contains exceptionally detailed inset maps of Port Arthur and Vladivostok. Published in March 1904 with the article “Russian Development of Manchuria,” this intricate cartographic work is a fine addition to any map collection.

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Land of the Maya – Published 1989

This map features national parks and other preserved areas where one can explore the remains of the great Mayan civilization, plus an abundance of historical notes about Mayan cities and their locations. Published in October 1989 as half of a two–map set with “The Ancient Maya World”.

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Lands of the Bible 1967 Map – Published 2012

This unique map was created in 1967 for the National Geographic Magazine and has been reprinted in its original format. Filled with reference information, the map includes insets of: The Holy Land, Walled city of Jerusalem, Traditional route of the Exodus, St. Paul’s four great journeys, and The Crusades.

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Lands of the Bible Today – Published 1956

This map of the Holy Land features attractive cartography and copious historical. It also reveals the locations of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and contains references to Bible passages alongside relevant place names. Published in December 1956 with the article “Jerusalem to Rome in the Path of St. Paul.” A fine companion to the maps of 1938 and 1946.

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Lands of the Bible Today – Published 1967

This map of the “Lands of the Bible” outlines the territory occupied by Israel in June of 1967 during the Six Days’ War between Israel and neighboring Arab countries. Contains a large quantity of ancient historical information as well as details of significant events of the time. Published in December 1967 to accompany three articles, including “Eyewitness to War in the Holy Land.”

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Lands of the Eastern Mediterranean – Published 1959

This map of the Lands of the Eastern Mediterranean features detailed inset maps of Lebanon and Israel, and the Suez Canal. There is also a map of Jerusalem and the surrounding area with religious sites noted. Published in January 1959 with the article “Station Wagon Odyssey: Baghdad to Istanbul.”

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Living on the Edge – Published 1995

There is no escaping geology on the West Coast of the United States. Earthquakes continually shake California, while volcanoes loom over northern California, Oregon, and Washington. Each of these hazards marks a different kind of tectonic plate boundary – transform faults to the south, subduction zones up north. This map shows the western United States along with all of its known major fault lines and zones.

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Louisiana – Published 1930

Land of bayous, plantations, Cajuns, and jazz, Louisiana is one of the most unique states in the union. National Geographic highlighted the state in April 1930 with the Louisiana map and the article “Louisiana, Land of Perpetual Romance.”

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Making of America, Atlantic Gateways – Published 1983

From the early settlements of European colonists to the great cities of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., the Atlantic Gateways region of the United States has a tremendous historical and modern day presence. This educational map explores this vital region, focusing on the central states along the eastern seaboard. Published in March 1983 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Making of America, Atlantic Gateways Theme – Published 1983

Part of the “Making of America” series, this map of the Atlantic Gateways is Side Two of a two-map set. Published in March 1983, this work features an abundance of historical information about the central region of the eastern seaboard including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, northern Virginia, and southern Massachusetts.

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Making of America, Deep South Theme – Published 1983

Part of the “Making of America” series, the Deep South map is half of a two-map set published in August 1984. With nine unique maps profiling the history of the region, this work provides an abundance of information on the cultures who settled the region, its dark history of slavery, phases of its economic growth, and more.

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Making of America, Far West – Published 1984

This map of the Far West region of the United States focuses on California and Nevada, detailing the history, geography, and tourist sites to be found in both the “Golden State” and “Silver State.” Published in April 1984 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Making of America, Far West Theme – Published 1984

The Far West map of April 1984 is half of a two-map set in the “Making of America” series. Focusing on California and Nevada, this map provides a wealth of historical information about the region including the early days of Indians and Spanish settlements, the discovery of gold and silver, and the establishment of the agricultural and film industries.

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Making of America, West Indies – Published 1987

Explore the culturally diverse and historically rich islands of the Caribbean with this map of the West Indies. Published in November 1987 as part of the “Making of America” series, this map accompanied two articles, “Searching for Columbus’s Lost Colony: La Navidad” and “Haiti – Against All Odds.”

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Making of America, West Indies Theme – Published 1987

A region of contrasts, the islands of the West Indies are both tropical paradise and lands marred by a dark history of slavery, greed, and suffering. Part of the “Making of America” series, this work represents Side Two of a two-map set published in November 1987 and features an abundance of historical information about this culturally diverse region. Two articles, “Searching for Columbus’s Lost Colony: La Navidad” and “Haiti – Against All Odds,” accompanied the two maps.

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Making of Canada, Atlantic Canada – Published 1993

Explore the eastern-most points in North America and a land of rich and diverse culture and pristine environment with this map of Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Published in October 1993 as part of the “Making of Canada” series.

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Making of Canada, Atlantic Canada Theme – Published 1993

Published in October 1993 as half of a two-map set, this map of Atlantic Canada is part of the “Making of Canada” series. With a collection of maps detailing periods of the region’s exploration and settlement as well as information about its dwindling fishing industry and burgeoning tourism industry, this work provides a wonderful historical overview as well as a compelling look at the changing face of Atlantic Canada.

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Making of Canada, British Columbia – Published 1992

A land of rugged mountains and spectacular forests, Canada’s British Columbia province is a land of plentiful natural resources and vibrant native cultures. This map is noteworthy for its inclusion of the wealth of national and provincial parks and Indian reserves throughout the region. Published in April 1992 as part of the “Making of Canada” series.

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Making of Canada, British Columbia Theme – Published 1992

Published in April 1992 as half of a two-map set, this map of British Columbia is part of the “Making of Canada” series. With a collection of maps detailing periods of the province’s exploration and settlement, this work provides a wonderful historical overview as well as a compelling look at the wonders of present-day British Columbia.

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Making of Canada, Ontario – Published 1996

This map of Canada’s Ontario province contains a wealth of information. The richest, most populous, and most urban province, Ontario is also a land of uninhabited wilderness and vast mineral wealth. Published in June 1996 as part of the “Making of Canada” series.

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Making of Canada, Ontario Theme – Published 1996

The richest, most populous, and most urban province in Canada, Ontario contains both vibrant cities and uninhabited boreal forests and tundra. Part of the “Making of Canada” series, this map of the province is Side One of a two-map set published in June 1996 which accompanied an article on Toronto.

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Making of Canada, Prairie Provinces – Published 1994

A land of sweeping prairies and abundant wildlife, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba make up Canada’s agricultural heartland and Prairie Provinces. Published in December 1994 as part of the “Making of Canada” series, this map accompanied the article “Canada’s Highway of Steel.”

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Making of Canada, Prairie Provinces Theme – Published 1994

Published in December 1994 as half of a two-map set, this map of the Prairie Provinces is part of the “Making of Canada” series. With a collection of maps detailing periods of the province’s exploration and settlement, this work provides a wonderful historical overview as well as an informative look at present-day Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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Making of Canada, Yukon and Northwest Territories – Published 1997

This map of Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories (Nunavut) highlights the region’s historical events, as well as its abundant national and territorial parks and wildlife areas. Published in September 1997 as part of the “Making of Canada” series.

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Making of Canada, the North – Published 1997

Explore the northernmost reaches of Canada with this educational map of The North. Published in September 1997 as part of the “Making of Canada” series, this map is a companion to the map of the Yukon and Northwest Territories printed in the same issue. Particular attention is paid to the history of the region’s first inhabitants and the formation of the new province of Nunavut.

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Manhattan – Published 1990

This map of Manhattan focuses attention on the borough’s neighborhoods, particularly their character and points of interest. Published in September 1990 as part of the “Special Places of the World” series and a companion to three articles focused on New York City.

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Map Showing Award of Alaska Boundary Tribunal of 1896 – Published 1904

The “Map Showing Award of Alaska Boundary Tribunal, October 2, 1896” was drawn on October 20, 1903 and appeared in National Geographic Magazine in January 1904 with an article on the Alaska Boundary Tribunal. The boundary separating the Alaskan Panhandle from British Columbia had been in dispute for many years. A decision was finally reached in 1903 by a tribunal of U.S., Canadian, and British officials.

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Map Showing Location of Panama Canal 1899-1902 – Published 1905

The “Map Showing Location of Panama Canal, as Recommended by the Isthmian Canal Commission of 1899-1902” is a unique historical piece published in October 1905 with three articles on canals. One of the largest engineering projects ever undertaken, the famed canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans was completed in 1914. This map makes a fine companion for the “Birds-eye View of the Panama Canal” map printed in 1912.

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Map of Asia with Europe and a portion of Africa – Published 1921

Explore Asia in the early 20th century with this National Geographic classic. This map appeared in the May 1921 issue of National Geographic Magazine with three articles including “Western Siberia and the Altai Mountains: With Some Speculations on the Future of Siberia.” Illustrating a land of many contrasts, this work is a fine addition to any map collection.

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Map of Discovery, Eastern Hemisphere – Published 1928

This historic map of the Eastern Hemisphere simulates the illuminated mariners’ charts of the 17th Century. The original murals, painted by N.C. Wyeth, are in Hubbard Hall at the National Geographic Society headquarters.

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Map of Discovery, Western Hemisphere – Published 1928

In 1927, famed American painter N. C. Wyeth completed a series of five murals for Hubbard Memorial Hall, the National Geographic Society’s first formal library. The Map of Discovery: Western Hemisphere, published in January 1929, is one of those outstanding murals. It features Poseidon and a mermaid keeping watch over the oceans as well as the routes of explorers and dates of expeditions.

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Map of Europe Showing the Countries Established by the Peace Conference of Paris – Published 1921

A must-have for history buffs, this map depicts Europe as established by the Peace Conference of Paris. New political borders, borders as they existed before World War I, international territories, and territories subject to plebiscite are detailed on this map which accompanied three articles on Europe in the February 1921 issue of National Geographic including “Czechoslovakia, Key-Land to Central Europe.”

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Map of New England with Descriptive Notes – Published 1955

This New England map contains an abundance of historical notes overlaying the fine cartography for which National Geographic. Explore the rich history and vibrant modern sites of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and neighboring states. Published in June 1955.

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Map of North Eastern China – Published 1900

The first map of China printed by National Geographic, this historic black and white map is a true collector’s item. Published in September 1900, it features translations of common terms and items of note such as the Great Wall and imperial tomb sites.

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Mars Revealed, A New Look at Forces That Shape the Desert Planet – Published 2001

New close-in looks at Mars offer startling clues that wind and possibly water and lava are still changing the face of the Red Planet. Compelling photos, informative graphics, and colorful relief maps reveal Mars in a way never seen before. Published in February 2001, this map represented half of a two-map set with “Destination Mars.” Together, these fascinating maps reveal a wealth of information about this mysterious, Earth-like planet.

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Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia – Published 1927

Published in February 1927, the Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia map contains detailed insets of the cities of Baltimore, Wilmington, and Washington. The weight of type used for names gives a clue to the population of the cities at the time.

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Medieval England – Published 1979

This map of Medieval England contains a wealth of historical information and sites as well as beautiful illustrations. Published in October 1979 as a companion to the modern map “British Isles”.

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Mediterranean Seafloor – Published 1982

This distinctive physical map of the Mediterranean Seafloor provides stunning detail of submarine terrain, such as abyssal plains, troughs, valleys, basins, and countless seamounts. Published in December 1982 as a companion to the “Historic Mediterranean, 800 BC to AD 1500” map and three articles on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Mexico – Published 1973

This map of Mexico is a classic example of National Geographic cartography, demonstrating crisp clarity and detail. Published in May 1973 to accompany the article “Mexico, the City That Founded a Nation” and an additional map of Central America.

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Mexico – Published 1994

This attractive Mexico map features national parks and striking ocean bathymetry. Published in September 1994, this map accompanied a traveler’s map of Mexico and the article “The Sonoran Desert: Anything But Empty.”

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Mexico – Published 1911

National Geographic’s first map of Mexico, this fine work was created by Scottish cartographer and geographer John George Bartholomew. Produced in May 1911, this map accompanied the article “Our Neighbor, Mexico” and features altitude shading to bring Mexico’s geography to life.

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Mexico – Published 1914

Published in May 1914, only three years after National Geographic’s first map of Mexico, this work shows the transportation changes taking place. An ambitious railroad project was underway on the gulf coast, while similar railroad expansions were taking place in other regions. This map appeared with three articles on Mexico including “Mexico and Mexicans.”

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Mexico – Published 1916

Distinctive in its muted earth tones, this attractive map of Mexico, published in July 1916, features a physical map of the country as well as an inset of the central portion at twice the scale of the main map. A wonderful collector’s item or companion map to the Mexico maps of 1911 and 1914.

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Mexico and Central America – Published 1953

This map is unique in that it combines Mexico and Central America, showing the expansion of transportation in the region as roads and parts of the Pan American Highway were being built. At the time of this publication in March 1953, many regions of Central America relied on air travel as the principal means of modern transportation. Honduras in particular had more airports that roadways.

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Mexico and Central America – Published 1961

This map of Mexico and Central America was created in the same month that Hurricane Hattie struck the coast of British Honduras (now Belize) and nearly destroyed Belize City. The capital was moved further inland to Belmopan in 1970. This map contains insets of the islands of Guadalupe and Revilla Gigedo, as well as the Panama Canal Zone. Published in October 1961.

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Mexico and Central America – Published 1980

The magnificent Aztec civilization left an abundance of temples, pyramids, and ruins throughout Mexico and parts of Guatemala. This map of Mexico and Central America was published in December 1980 as a companion to the “Visitor’s Guide to the Aztec World” map and two articles on the Aztecs.

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Mexico and Central America – Published 2008

As compared with our separate maps of Mexico and Central America , this map provides a contextual view of the region, and includes political boundaries, place names, waterways, major roads, parks and preserves, shaded relief, and more.

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Mexico and Central America – Published 2007

This vibrant political map of Mexico and Central America was published in August 2007 as half of a two-map set with a physical map of the country. Features country and state boundaries, cities, highways, airports, national parks, and information about each country including Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

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Mexico, Central America and the West Indies – Published 1934

Published in December 1934, this map of Mexico, Central America and the West Indies accompanied three articles on Mexico and the West Indies including “Hunting Useful Plants in the Caribbean.” Broad in its scope of the region, this map includes inset maps of the isthmus of Panama and several major islands.

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Mexico, Central America and the West Indies – Published 1939

The map of Mexico, Central America and the West Indies published in National Geographic Magazine in December 1939 accompanied the article “Puerto Rico: Watchdog of the Caribbean.” A wealth of historical notes dot this map, including the dates of the the founding of many cities, the explorers who named them, Aztec and Maya sites, and more.

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Middle East – Published 1978

When this map of the Middle East was created, Israel had occupied the West Bank, Sinai Peninsula, and Golan Heights for over a decade. Six months later, after signing the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty, Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula and evacuated the settlements it had established there during the 1970s. Published in September 1978 as a companion to the historical map “Early Civilizations in the Middle East.”

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Middle East – Published 1991

This detailed map of the Middle East shows a variety of geographical features, including ruins, oil field, and extensive transportation networks. Published in February 1991, during the Gulf War, as a companion to the map “The Middle East: States in Turmoil.”

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Middle East, Crossroads of Faith and Conflict – Published 2002

Its human struggles as torturous as its landscape, the Middle East has become, as in ancient times, a nexus of bitter conflict. This enlightening map contains information about each country as well as detail about the conflicts, religions, and resources which figure into the atmosphere of tension in the region. Published in October 2002 as half of a two–map set with “Heart of the Middle East.”

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Middle East, States in Turmoil – Published 1991

This informative map of the Middle East highlights each country’s military facilities, population, troops, oil reserves, gross national product, and more. An overview of the Gulf War is included. Published in February 1991 as a supplement to the map “The Middle East.”

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Mideast in Turmoil – Published 1980

This map summarizes the social and economic turmoil in the Middle East during the early 1980’s, including the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, war in Ethiopia, and conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Published in September 1980 as a companion to the “Two Centuries of Conflict in the Middle East” map and the article “Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom and Its Power.”

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Mount Everest – Published 1988

This beautiful map of Mount Everest and the surrounding region was published in November 1988 with three articles on Mount Everest including “Roof of the World.” Featuring soft, colored shading and technical information about the making of the map.

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Muir Glacier, Alaska – Published 1892

Named after the naturalist, John Muir, Muir Glacier is a tidewater glacier located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in southeastern Alaska. This antique map of Muir Glacier was surveyed with Plane Table in 1890 by Harry Fielding Reid. Published in March 1892, this unique work makes a fine companion to the Alaska map of 1891.

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National Parks – Published 1958

This map lets you discover the abundance and diversity of the lands, forests, memorials, and battle sites administered by the National Park Service. Includes Canadian parks with an inset map of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Published in May 1958 as half of a two–map presentation on national parks.

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National Parks Inset Maps – Published 1958

This detailed map of the twelve move visited sites in the nation’s park system appeared in the May 1958 issue as half of a two-map presentation on national parks. One of the parks featured on this map, Sequoia National Park, boasts California’s finest stands of sequoias. The National Geographic Society and individual members contributed $9.990,000 to help preserve these ancient trees for the American people.

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Native American Heritage – Published 1991

This educational map reveals tribal and archaeological sites across the United States, including federal reservations and museums. Published in October 1991 as a companion to the “Indian America – What You Can Visit Today” map (which includes the index to this map) and seven articles on pre-Columbus America.

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New Balkan States and Central Europe – Published 1914

This historic map of the Balkan States and Central Europe features vibrant color and steamship routes. Published in August 1914, it captured Central Europe as it stood at the start of the First World War.

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New England Map Side 1 – Published 1987

This map of New England provides a wealth of information about this historically rich region of the United States. Early Puritan settlements, battlefields of the American Revolution, and the Appalachian Trail are just some of the sites to be found here. Published in February 1987 as part of the “Making of America” series, and as a companion to the article “A Tunnel Through Time: The Appalachian Trail.”

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New England Map Side 2 – Published 1987

From the early days of the fur trade and Puritan settlements to the hub of technology and education that it is today, New England has a rich past and a exciting future. Explore the history of settlement, revolution, immigration, and industry in New England with this educational map. Published in February 1987, this work is half of a two-map set in the “Making of America” series.

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New Views of Our Sun, Cool to Hot – Published 2004

Recent technology has enabled us to view our sun in new and spectacular ways. This beautiful poster reveals five remarkable images of the sun captured by the Swedish 1-meter Solar Telescope in the Canary Islands, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory’s Extreme-Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope, the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer satellite, and Japanese satellite Yohkoh. Published in July 2004, this stunning poster was printed as half of a two-piece set with “Exploring Space Weather.”

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New York City – Published 1990

Published in September 1990, the New York City map is part of the “Special Places of the World” series. An abundance of text, notes, and several individual maps highlight such elements as population density, ethnic diversity, and income of the residents of New York City. Half of a two-map set, this map accompanied a map of Manhattan and three articles on the city.

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New Zealand, New Guinea and the Principal Pacific Islands – Published 1962

This map of the Pacific Ocean includes Australia, the Pacific Islands, and the continental coastlines that border the ocean. Inset maps provide detail of some of the larger islands groups. Published in April 1962, this map accompanied an article on New Zealand and the map of New Zealand, New Guinea and the Principal Pacific Islands.

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Nile Valley, Land of the Pharaohs – Published 1965

Herodotus wrote of Egypt, “nowhere are there so many marvelous things, nor in the whole world beside are there to be seen so many works of unspeakable greatness.” Explore the beauty, mystery, and wonder of the fertile Nile Valley and the great civilizations it supported in this compelling map, which is loaded with an abundance of interesting historic and geographic facts. Published in May 1965 with the article “Yankee Cruises the Storied Nile.” Originally half of a two–map set with “Your Introduction to Ancient Egypt”, which contained an index to this map and an introduction to the history of this ancient land.

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Nile Valley, Land of the Pharaohs Index – Published 1965

Your Introduction to Ancient Egypt was published in National Geographic in May 1965 to accompany the “Nile Valley, Land of the Pharaohs” map and the article “Yankee Cruises the Storied Nile.” The four-panel text introduces you to Egypt and its history, with information about how the Nile’s annual flooding nurtures the land, the first Pharaoh, the Egyptian dynasties, and the fall of this great civilization. It also includes a map index for the “Nile Valley, Land of the Pharaohs” map.

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North America – Published 1942

The North America map of May 1942 shows the continent just months after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II. U.S. Naval bases are noted and an inset map of the Aleutian Islands is included.

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North America – Published 1952

The North America map of March 1952 includes Central America and the West Indies as well as inset maps of both the Aleutian and Diomede Islands. Of particular note is the absence of the Interstate Highway System in the United States which was yet to be built.

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North America – Published 1964

At the time of this map’s creation, the United States had imposed a diplomatic and commercial embargo on communist Cuba as Cold War tension between the United States and the USSR grew. The signs of this tension are evident in the distant early warning lines, missile tracking stations, and missile ranges shown on this detailed map of the North American continent. Published in April 1964.

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North America – Published 1924

Published in May 1924, this beautiful map of North America is colored to indicate elevation and ocean depth, and features boldly drawn state, provincial, and international boundaries. Inset maps of the Aleutian Islands and the eastern part of the West Indies complete this attractive presentation of the region.

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North America in the Age of the Dinosaurs – Published 1993

Explore North America in the Age of the Dinosaurs with this educational map. Published in January 1993, this striking work shows North America as it was 74 million years ago when Tyrannosaurs, Ceratopsians, and Sauropods roamed the region. Containing a wealth of information on the various dinosaur species, fossil distribution, and illustrations, this map accompanied the poster, “Dawn on the Delta: 74 Million Years Ago.”

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North Carolina Tennessee Cumerberland Blue Ridge – Published 1889

Published in October 1889, the “North Carolina-Tennessee: Asheville Sheet” map shows the area from the Cumberland Plateau to the Blue Ridge Mountains. This intricately drawn map shows the city of Asheville and other towns throughout the region. A unique historical map for collectors.

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North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Eastern Tennessee – Published 1926

Published in September 1926, this map of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Eastern Tennessee highlights these southern states just over sixty years after major events of the Civil War took place including the burning of Atlanta. Inset maps of the cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charleston provide greater detail of the region.

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North Central United States – Published 1948

The North Central United States map is the sixth in a series of sectional maps of the United States. Published in June 1948 with two articles including “Mapping the Nation’s Breadbasket,” it provides a thorough look at the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas.

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North Central United States – Published 1958

This map of the North Central United States details North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. Published in November 1958 with article “The Upper Mississippi,” it is part of a series of six sectional maps of the United States published between 1958 and 1961.

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North Pole Regions – Published 1907

A true work of art, this map of the North Pole regions is as beautiful as it is fascinating. Published with five articles on the Arctic including “Arctic Expeditions Commanded by Americans,” this one of a kind map is loaded with information about Arctic exploration and is perfect for framing.

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Northeastern United States – Published 1959

This map of the Northeastern United States features the Great Lakes region and an inset of northern Maine. Includes additional details such as auto ferry routes and notes about the Great Lakes water levels, locks, and canals. Published in April 1959 with the article “New Era on the Great Lakes,” it is part of a series of six sectional maps of the United States published between 1958 and 1961.

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Northeastern United States – Published 1945

This detailed and attractive map of the northeastern United States, published in September 1945, was the first of the region that National Geographic published. State boundaries are clearly and colorfully marked, and a distinctive border frames the map in a style indicative of National Geographic’s signature presentation.

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Northern Africa – Published 1954

This map features political adminstration in northern Africa, as well as notes about political changes in the Middle East, including the partitioning of Palestine. Published in December 1954 with the article “Safari from Congo to Cairo.”

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Northern Approaches Maine to the Maritimes – Published 1985

Explore Maine and the Maritimes with this educational map of the Northern Approaches. Home to colonies of English, French, Scottish, and Dutch settlers, this region of the United States and Canada boasts a fascinating and culturally rich maritime history. Published in February 1985 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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Northern California – Published 1966

This Northern California map contains five inset maps of popular sites, including the city of San Francisco complete with index. Published in May 1966 as half of a two–map with a map of Southern California.

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Northern Europe – Published 1954

This map of Northern Europe shows the boundaries of Poland and Russia as of June 1, 1954. It also notes American, British, and Russian occupation zones in Germany. Published in August 1954.

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Northern Hemisphere – Published 1946

This colorful and unique map of the Northern Hemisphere appeared in National Geographic Magazine in February 1946 and features airline distances and U.S. air bases. European boundaries are shown as they were prior to Germany’s invasion of Poland, and Russian boundaries reflect treaties and claims as of December 1, 1945.

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Northern Plains Map Side 1 – Published 1986

This map of the Northern Plains region of the United States contains a wealth of historical notes and a variety of points of interest, including the Battle of Little Bighorn site, the Oregon-Mormon Trail, and Mount Rushmore. Published in December 1986 as part of the “Making of America” series, and as a companion to the article “Ghosts on the Little Bighorn.”

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Northern Plains Map Side 2 – Published 1986

Published in December 1986, this map of the Northern Plains represents Side Two in a two-map set in the “Making of America” series. Multiple maps illustrate the region’s change from the buffalo ranges and hunting grounds of the Plains Indian tribes to the agriculture, petroleum, mining, and manufacturing industries today.

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Northern and Southern Hemispheres – Published 1943

A true classic, this world map first published in April of 1943, shows the northern and southern hemispheres side by side, to give the viewer a perspective that centres each hemisphere on its pole. New to this map were special insets showing airline distances in the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Hemispheres. Stunning cartography and special details make this a marvelous collector’s item.

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Northwestern Africa – Published 1966

This detailed map of northwestern Africa was published in August 1966 with the article “Freedom Speaks French in Ouagadougou.” Ouagadougou is the capital of the Republic of Upper Volta (later renamed Burkina Faso) which gained its independence from France in 1960.

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Northwestern South America – Published 1964

This map of the Northwestern part of South America features inset maps of the cities of Bogota, Caracas, and Lima. Published in February 1964 with the article “The Five Worlds of Peru.” A fine companion to the 1962 map of Eastern South America.

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Northwestern United States – Published 1960

This map of the Northwestern United States features Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Intercontinental ballistic missile bases make it evident that this map was printed during a particularly strained period of the Cold War. Published in April 1960, it is part of a series of six sectional maps of the United States published between 1958 and 1961.

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Northwestern United States and Canadian Provinces – Published 1941

The map of Northwestern United States and Neighboring Canadian Provinces appeared in National Geographic Magazine in June of 1941 and focused on the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, and the southern portion of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. It contains an abundance of notes on historical sites and places of interest as well as the routes of explorers.

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Northwestern United States and Canadian Provinces – Published 1950

The Northwestern United States and Neighboring Canadian Provinces map is the sixth in a series of sectional maps of the United States dated from 1945 to 1950. Published in June 1950, it provides a thorough look at the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, as well as the southern portions of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

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Ohio Valley – Published 1985

This map of the Ohio Valley region of the United States contains a wealth of historical notes and points of interest, including early frontier settlements such as Harrodsburg, Kentucky and Davy Crockett’s birthplace in Tennessee. Published in December 1985 as part of the “Making of America” series, and as a companion to the article “Daniel Boone, First Hero of the Frontier.”

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Ontario Canada – Published 1978

This travel map of the Canadian province of Ontario shows hundreds of national parks, wilderness areas and campgrounds. It also highlights points of interest in cities such as Toronto and Ottawa. Published in December 1978.

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Ontario Great Cities Wilds Within Reach – Published 1978

Published in December 1978 as half of a two-map set showcasing Canada’s richest and most industrialized province, the “Ontario: Great Cities, and Wilds Within Reach” map provides an abundance of information about this diverse and exciting province. Together, the two maps accompanied the article “Ontario, Canada’s Keystone.”

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Pacific Islands – Published 1962

This map vividly combines ocean bathymetry, reef detail and geographical relief to bring the Pacific Islands region to life. Includes inset maps of fifty islands and island groups. Published in April 1962 with a map of the Pacific Ocean and an article on New Zealand.

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Pacific Northwest Side 1 – Published 1986

This map of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States contains a wealth of historical notes and points of interest, highlighting the area’s colorful history and spectacular scenery. Published in August 1986 as part of the “Making of America” series, and as a companion to the article “Life and Death on the Oregon Trail: The Itch to Move West.”

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Pacific Northwest Side 2 – Published 1986

This map of the Pacific Northwest represents Side Two in a two-piece set of maps focused on this beautiful and resource-rich region. Published in August 1986 as part of the “Making of America” series, this map provides a detailed look at the history of the Pacific Northwest as it changed from tribal lands and fur trading posts to a region known for its national parks, lumber industry, dams, and resorts.

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Pacific Ocean – Published 1936

Explore the islands and coastlines of the Pacific with this thorough map of the region. With inset maps of dozens of islands and instructive details such as ship routes, naval bases, time zone boundaries and more, this map makes a wonderful collector’s piece. Published in December 1936, it accompanied an article entitled “Flying the Pacific.”

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Pacific Ocean – Published 1952

A fascinating piece, this map of the Pacific was published in December 1952 and included inset maps of dozens of islands. Particular features that make this map noteworthy are weather stations, ocean currents, and prevailing winds. A great companion to the Pacific Ocean map of 1936.

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Pacific Ocean – Published 1969

This detailed map of the Pacific Ocean contains a wealth of historical notes, including the splashdown points of the Appollo missions in 1968 and 1969. Published in October 1969 to accompany the “Pacific Ocean Floor” map. Similar in style to ocean maps of the Atlantic (1968) and Arctic (1971).

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Pacific Ocean – Published 1992

This attractive physical map of the Pacific Ocean floor appeared in the June 1992 issue of National Geographic. It contains an article entitled “Deep-Sea Vents: Worlds Without Sun” and additional information on the life forms that thrive in the deepest waters of the Pacific. The map’s detail of such submarine terrain as fracture zones, troughs, trenches, and the countless seamounts is stunning. A wonderful companion to the ocean floor map of the Indian Ocean which appeared in the same issue.

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Pacific Ocean Floor – Published 1969

This distinctive physical map of the Pacific Ocean floor appeared in the October 1969 issue of National Geographic as a supplement to the map of the Pacific. The detail of such submarine terrain as continental slopes, fracture zones, and the countless seamounts is stunning. A true work of art, and a wonderful companion to the ocean floor maps of the Indian (1967), Atlantic (1968), and Arctic (1971).

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Pacific Ocean Theater of War 1942 – Published 2001

An exceptional historical piece, this map was published in February 1942 with an article entitled “Facts about the Philippines.” Time zones, ship routes, and naval bases, make this a valuable map for collectors and those interested in World War II.

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Pacific Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal – Published 1943

Published in September 1943 during World War II, this map of the Pacific Ocean and the Bay of Bengal contains an abundance of detail. With inset maps of over fifty islands, boundaries and notes showing the political administration of islands, typical storm tracks, time zones, and both airline and nautical distances, this work makes a fine addition to any map collection.

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Pearl Harbor – Published 2001

This wall map was issued on the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This port through the Japanese attack, led to the entry of the United States in the second world war. Over 2,400 US Americans lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor life. Many texts give detailed information about this event.

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Peoples Republic of China – Published 1980

This map was created just one year after the Tiananmen Square protests, when students, intellectuals, and labor activists stood up against the might of the China’s Communist government. Published in July 1980 as a companion to the “Peoples of China” map and the article “Shanghai: Born-again Giant.”

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Peoples of Africa – Published 1971

This map features Africa’s ethnic groups, identified by name and language. Includes beautiful illustrations and interesting facts about the diverse peoples that inhabit the continent. Published in December 1971 as half of a two–map set with the “Heritage of Africa” map, and as a companion to the article “The Zulus: Black Nation in a Land of Aparteid.”

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Peoples of China – Published 1980

This informative map shows China’s diverse ethnicities and language groups, along with an abundance of illustrations. Published in July 1980 as a companion to the “Peoples Republic of China” map and the article “Shanghai: Born-again Giant.”

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Peoples of Mainland Southeast Asia – Published 1971

Discover the varied cultures and ethnicities of the peoples of mainland Southeast Asia with this educational map. Published in March 1971 to accompany a map of Asia and the article “Pagan, on the Road to Mandalay.”

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Peoples of South Asia – Published 1984

An informative map featuring the peoples of South Asia, this work includes compelling illustrations and notes about the religions, history, languages, and ways of life of these diverse groups. Published in December 1984 as a companion to the “South Asia with Afghanistan and Burma” map and an article on monsoons.

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Peoples of the Arctic – Published 1983

This beautiful map contains a large quantity of information about the diverse peoples who inhabit the Arctic region. Of particular note is the demonstration of the approximate boundaries of the various inhabitants circa 1825. Published in February 1983 as a companion to the “Arctic Ocean” map and four articles, including “Hunters of the Lost Spirit.”

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Peoples of the Middle East – Published 1972

A beautiful relief map of the Middle East that also contains a wealth of information about its diverse population. Includes compelling illustrations and details about the history, religions, languages, trades, and lifestyles of the region’s inhabitants. Published in July 1972.

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Peoples of the Middle East Theme – Published 1972

Half of a two-map set, the Peoples of the Middle East map is filled with a wealth of information about the region and its inhabitants including their work, religions, languages, the role of women, politics, and more. Published in July 1972, this map contains over a dozen maps detailing historical periods, religious sites, land use, and ethnic groups.

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Peoples of the Soviet Union – Published 1976

This map provides a wealth of information about the amazing cultural diversity of the former Soviet Union. Twenty-four ethnicities are highlighted, showing their territorial extents as well as illustrations and information about their cultures. Published in February 1976 as half of a two–map set with the “Soviet Union” map.

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Philippines – Published 1945

The Philippines were liberated from the Japanese by MacArthur’s forces just months before this map was published in March 1945. This map, which accompanied the article “What Luzon Means to Uncle Sam,” features the provinces and their capitals as well as airfields. A fine collectible for those interested in World War II era maps.

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Philippines – Published 1986

This map of the Philippines was created following the country’s Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) Revolution and the installation of Corazon Aquino as president. Published in July 1986 as a companion to the map “The History of the Philippines” and the article “Hope and Danger in the Philippines.”

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Philippines – Published 1900

This historic black and white map, entitled “The Philippine Islands as the Geographical Center of the Far East,” shows the Far East in 1900–two years after the Philippines were taken, then purchased from Spain by the US following the Spanish American War.

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Philippines – Published 1905

Published in August 1905, this map of the Philippines features relief shading and shows the various cable lines of the time. A unique, collectible map for those interested in vintage maps or maps of the Philippines.

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Philippines Military Telegraph Lines North – Published 1902

This map was produced in astonishing detail as a supplement to the January, 1902 National Geographic Magazine, and accompanies the southern Philippines map. Just four years earlier, the United States purchased the rights to the territory from Spain for $20,000,000, and this beautiful map shows the entire group of islands, anlong with a detailed inset of the Manila Bay area. Anyone interested in history or the Far East will find this map to be an excellent addition to your map collection.

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Philippines Military Telegraph Lines South – Published 1902

This map was produced in astonishing detail as a supplement to the January, 1902 National Geographic Magazine, and accompanies the northern Philippine Islands map. Just four years earlier, the United States purchased the rights to the territory from Spain for $20,000,000, and this beautiful map shows the entire group of islands, along with a detailed inset of the Manila Bay area. Anyone interested in history or the Far East will find this map to be an excellent addition to your map collection.

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Physical of South America – Published 1972

Published in October 1972 with the articles “The Amazon” and “Amazon – The River Sea,” this informative physical map also includes six inset maps showing historical, geographic, and economic details of the continent. A perfect companion for the political map of South America published in the same issue.

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Physical World – Published 1975

The splendor and beauty of the world’s natural features come to life in this physical world map. Mountain ranges, major rivers, vegetation zones, and deserts are depicted, and major physical features are named to provide easy reference. Published in November 1975.

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Pilot Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean – Published 1903

The Pilot Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean is a fascinating historical piece which appeared in National Geographic Magazine in February 1903, a time when all travel and trade across the Atlantic was done by boat. It contains recommended routes for steamships, branch hydrographic offices, and a wealth of information about weather patterns over the ocean including storm and gale signals, cyclonic storm tracks, fog reports and more. A truly unique map for collectors.

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Pinnipeds Around the World – Published 1987

Pinniped means “fin-footed” and refers to seals, sea lions, and walruses. This extraordinary map contains illustrations of the many different species of pinnipeds and interesting facts about where they live, what they eat, and more. Published in April 1987 with the article “Seal and Their Kin,” this map also accompanied the map of Antarctica published in the same issue.

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Planet of the Dinosaurs Gondwana – Published 2007

More than 550 species of dinosaurs have been named, and scientists estimate that more than a thousand others are waiting to be found. When the supercontient Pangaea separated into two great landmasses, Gondwana in the south and Laurasia in the north, dinosaur populations were divided into two main populations that evolved mostly in isolation from each other until they met their end 65 million years ago. This remarkable poster was published in December 2007 as half of a two-piece set. It features ten of the dinosaurs that roamed Gondwana in the southern hemisphere.

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Planet of the Dinosaurs Laurasia – Published 2007

When the supercontient Pangaea separated into two great landmasses, Gondwana in the south and Laurasia in the north, dinosaur populations were divided into two main populations that evolved mostly in isolation from each other until they met their end 65 million years ago. This remarkable poster was published in December 2007 as half of a two-piece set. It features ten of the dinosaurs that roamed Laurasia in the northern hemisphere. More than 550 species of dinosaurs have been named, and scientists estimate that more than a thousand others are waiting to be found.

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Poland and Czechoslovakia – Published 1958

This detailed map of Poland and Czechoslovakia contains notes about territories and administration during the Cold War era. Several boundaries are shown including those before Germany’s invasion of Austria and those between communist and non-communist countries. Published in September 1958.

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Political Subdivisions of India – Published 1946

Because the hundreds of political subdivisions of India are so complex, this outline map was prepared to amplify the map of India and Burma which appeared in the same issue. Published in April 1946 with three articles on India, these historical maps capture the region known then as India a year before the independent countries of India and Pakistan were formed.

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Political World – Published 1975

This beautiful world map emphasizes international political boundaries, and is peppered with thousands of place names across the globe. Published in November of 1975.

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Portrait USA – Published 1976

The first color satellite photomosaic of the 48 contiguous United States, this landmark map was published in July of 1976. The near-true color imagery creates a portrait of the patchwork quilt of the entire country. Trace the Mississippi river from its source to the Gulf of Mexico. See the deserts of New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Follow the Rocky Mountains through the western states. A cartographic benchmark, this map laid the groundwork for the many that have followed.

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Portraits of Our Celestial Family – Published 1990

A beautiful companion to the Solar System map that appeared in the same issue, this compelling work illustrates the varied faces of the planets in our solar system. Published in August 1990 with two articles, “Neptune: Voyager’s Last Picture Show” and “Voyage of the Century,” this work shows the planets scaled to relative size, their portraits made from actual images taken from various spacecraft.

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Quebec – Published 1991

Quebec has evolved from it’s earliest days as a web of fur trading routes to a powerful manufacturing province, thanks to its access to the St. Lawrence River. The French heritage and culture of the region has remained despite attempts at assimilation, making it unique among Canada’s provinces. Published in March 1991 as half of a two–map set with “The Making of Canada: Quebec.”.

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Races of Europe – Published 1918

Published in December 1918 at the close of World War I, this map of the ethnic groups of Europe attempted to show the distributions and relationships of various peoples who inhabited the diverse continent. An article of the same name was printed in the same issue.

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Reaches of New York City – Published 1939

The “Reaches of New York City” map appeared in the April 1939 issue of National Geographic Magazine with an article about Long Island. With its border illustrations of famous people and sites and its artful cartography, this work is perfect for framing.

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Red Planet Mars – Published 1973

Explore the Red Planet in striking detail with this educational map published in February 1973. This map was half of a two-part piece, appearing with a complete index map entitled “The Dusty Face of Mars” and two additional articles on Mars: “Journey to Mars” and “The Search for Life on Mars.” Featuring detailed illustrations of Mars from different angles, this map also contains an abundance of illustrations and information about the planet’s physical attributes including atmosphere, surface color, magnetic field, winds, and temperature.

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Rediscovering Hawaii – Published 1995

Discover the fascinating islands of Hawaii with this informative map which includes facts about the formation and history of the islands, as well as information about its ethnic and cultural diversity. Published in September 1995 as a companion map for the map of Hawaii printed in the same issue, this work also accompanied the article “On the Brink: Hawaii’s Vanishing Species.”

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Rocky Mountain National Park – Published 2005

View of the entire Rocky Mountain National Park, based on its popular matching Trails Illustrated map. Rich topographic detail shows the park’s magnificent mountains and valleys, as well as trail and road information.

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Round About the Nation’s Capital – Published 1956

This map of Washington D.C. and its surrounds is chock full of descriptive notes about the region, including its history, geographical features, places of interest, and other fascinating facts. Includes Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware, and parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Published in April 1956.

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Russia and the Newly Independent Nations of the Former Soviet Union – Published 1993

This attractive map of Russia highlights the new landscape of nations that emerged in Europe and Asia following the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Published in March 1993 as half of a two–map set with “Communism to Capitalism.”

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Ruysch 1508 Map – Published 1893

One of the first maps of the new world, Johannes Ruysch made this map, using a polar projection, which includes an extensive view of South America, islands of the West Indies, and a portion of North America. The World Map from Ruysch appeared for the first time among the Tabulae Novae in some copies of the 1507 Rome edition of Ptolemy’s Geography. Ruysch’s map illustrates a number of significant geographic features more correctly than before, especially along the easterly sea route to the Orient which was of prime importance to early sixteenth-century Europeans. An incredible historical piece.

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Saskatchewan and Manitoba – Published 1979

Published in May 1979 as half of a two-map set showcasing Canada’s midland provinces, the “Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories: Midlands and a Medley of People” map provides a remarkable amount of tourist information about this diverse region. Whether it’s fishing and canoeing in the region’s countless lakes or attending festivals like Manitoba’s Folklorama, these provinces have plenty of interesting activities to keep you busy.

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Saskatchewan and Manitoba Canada – Published 1979

This travel map of the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba shows hundreds of national parks, wilderness areas, campgrounds, and ski resorts. It also highlights points of interest in cities such as Winnipeg and Regina. Published in May 1979.

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Saturn – Published 1981

This image of Saturn, taken from Voyager 1’s closest encounter with the ringed planet, was published in the July 1981 issue of National Geographic. It appeared with a map of the solar system and the article “Voyager 1 at Saturn: Riddles of the Rings.”

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Scandinavia – Published 1963

This detailed look at Scandinavia includes subtle relief, ocean bathymetry as well as various transportation routes including ferries. Published in April 1963 with the article “Sweden, Quiet Workshop of the World.”

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Seat of War in Africa – Published 1899

A truly distinctive work, this map was published in December 1899, shortly after the start of the Second Boer War in South Africa. The intricacy and unique historical context of this map make it a wonderful item for collectors.

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Seeking Our Origins – Published 1997

Published in February 1997 with the Dawn of Humans map and article, this compelling work contains illustrations of the various hominid species discovered. A timeline and other information puts the dawn of early man into perspective.

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Shakespeares Britain – Published 1964

This elegant and delightfully illustrated map of Shakespeare’s Britain shows the settings of plays and various points of interest throughout England, Wales, and Scotland. Published in May 1964, based on John Speed’s map “The Kingdome of Great Britaine” from his 1611 atlas “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.”

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Solar System – Published 1981

Published in July 1981 with a map of Saturn and the article “Voyager 1 at Saturn: Riddles of the Rings,” this stunning illustration of the solar system contains information about the sun and the planets, as well as an extensive introduction about the formation of the solar system.

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Solar System – Published 1990

This fascinating map of the solar system is teeming with information about the sun, the planets, their satellites, the formation of the solar system and makeup of the celestial bodies. Published in August 1990 with two articles, “Neptune: Voyager’s Last Picture Show” and “Voyage of the Century,” this map accompanied another work entitled “Portraits of our Celestial Family.”

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South America – Published 1937

At the time of the publication of this map of South America in December 1937, the continent remained largely a vast expanse of roadless wilderness and unexplored rivers. Colorful and rich in detail, this map also includes insets of the Galapagos Islands and information about the region such as precipitation and temperature, and airways and relief.

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South America – Published 1942

This map of South America, published in October 1942, shows a continent still harboring unexplored rivers and revealing vast roadless areas of wilderness. The article “Air Cruising Through New Brazil” accompanied this map which featured information on the climate and natural resources of the region.

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South America – Published 1950

Published in October 1950 with three articles including “Peru, Homeland of the Warlike Inca,” this map of South America is the first to show airports on the continent. Land transportation was growing as well at this time, as evidenced by the roads and railways under construction.

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South America – Published 1960

This map is the first of National Geographic’s South American maps to feature the many islands in the region. Thirteen inset maps detail the individual islands or island groups. Published in February 1960 with the article “Chile, the Long and Narrow Land.”

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South America – Published 1972

This political map of South America highlights the countries of Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana, both of which gained their independence from the United Kingdom in the 1960s. Published in October 1972 as a companion to a physical map of South America.

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South America – Published 1992

This attractive map displays the political boundaries of South America. At the time of this map’s creation, only one country on the continent was not an independent nation; French Guiana remains part of France and hosts the European Space Agency’s principal spaceport near the equator, the Centre Spatial Guyanais. Published in August 1992 with the supplemental map “Amazonia, A World Resource At Risk.”

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South America – Published 1921

This beautifully colored map includes economic, climate, and physical information about South America. The entire October 1921 issue of National Geographic in which this map appeared was dedicated to the continent.

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South Asia With Afghanistan and Burma – Published 1984

Two tragic events put India in the world headlines in 1984: the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in October, and the Bhopal disaster in December. This map situates India within South Asia, including Afghanistan and Burma. Published in December 1984 as a companion to the “Peoples of South Asia” map and an article on monsoons.

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South Asia with Afghanistan and Myanmar – Published 1997

This map of South Asia contains extraordinary detail including points of interest, dams, and ruins in addition to cities and geographical features. Published in May 1997 as half of a two–map set with an educational map of India and the article “India: Fifty Years of Independence.”

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South Central United States – Published 1947

The fifth in a series of six sectional maps of the U.S., the South Central United States map was published in December 1947 and includes the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and much of New Mexico. This map series was printed between 1940 and 1948.

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South Central United States – Published 1961

This map of the South Central United States features Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and much of New Mexico. Intercontinental ballistic missile bases make it evident that this map was printed during a particularly strained period of the Cold War. Published in February 1961, it is part of a series of six sectional maps of the United States published between 1958 and 1961.

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Southeast Asia – Published 1955

This detailed and informative map offers a snapshot of Southeast Asia following the Korean War and prior to the Vietnam conflict. Published in September 1955 with the article “This Young Giant, Indonesia.” A perfect companion for the Southeast Asia map of 1968.

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Southeast Asia – Published 1961

This map of Southeast Asia includes detailed city insets of Hong Kong, Manila, and Singapore. Published in May 1961 with an article on Indonesia. A fine companion for the map of Southwest Asia printed in 1963.

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Southeast Asia – Published 1968

An exceptionally detailed map of Southeast Asia, the United States was deeply entrenched in the Vietnam war when this map was created. Published in December 1968 to accompany the article “The Mekong, River of Terror and Hope.”

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Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands – Published 1944

Published in October 1944 during the second world war, this map of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands shows boundaries as of September 1, 1939. With over twenty inset maps of islands and cities, this map provides exceptional detail of the region, including administrative areas of the Netherlands Indies and capitals.

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Southeastern United States – Published 1947

The Southeastern United States map appeared in National Geographic Magazine in February 1947. Particular attention is paid to the Atlantic coastlines with insets of the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, and Cape Hatteras and Norfolk. It also features an inset of the lower Mississippi region including New Orleans.

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Southeastern United States – Published 1958

This map of the Southeastern United States includes subtle mountain relief accenting the Appalachians and Allegheny Mountains. Insets of the Tampa Bay, West Palm Beach and Miami regions add particular detail. Published in January 1958 with three articles on Florida, it is part of a series of six sectional maps of the United States published between 1958 and 1961.

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Southern Africa – Published 1962

When this map of the southern African continent was created, South Africa had just become a republic. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned only months earlier, and the struggle against apartheid had begun. Published in November 1962 with three articles including “South Africa Close-up.”

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Southern California – Published 1966

This Southern California map contains insets of the General Grant Grove, Giant Forest of Sequoia National Forest, and cities of Los Angeles and San Diego. Published in May 1966 as half of a two–map set with a map of Northern California.

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Southern South America – Published 1958

The map of Southern South America features insets of the three most prominent capitals in the region: Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Montevideo. Published in March 1958 with the article “Argentina: Young Giant of the Far South.” A fine companion to the 1955 Eastern South America map.

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Southwest Side 1 – Published 1982

This Southwestern United States map focuses on the states of Arizona and New Mexico, and their immediate neighbors. It contains a wealth of historical notes and points of interest including Indian reservations, ruins, missions, pueblos, and more. Published in November 1982 as part of the “Making of America” series, and a companion to four articles on the region including “The Anasazi – Riddles in the Ruins.”

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Southwest Side 2 – Published 1982

Part of the “Making of America” series, this map of the Southwest represents Side Two in a two-map set. Published in November 1982, its focus is on the enchanting states of Arizona and New Mexico and the surrounding region. Multiple maps illustrate the fluctuations of the region’s occupants and their imprint on the land. This map accompanied four articles on the Southwest including “The Anasazi – Riddles in the Ruins.”

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Southwest Asia – Published 1952

This map of Southwest Asia includes parts of eastern Europe and northeast Africa. Published in June 1952, this detailed map also includes an inset of the Moslem world, showing the population of Moslems in the region, and historical notes.

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Southwest Asia – Published 1963

This map of Southwest Asia includes inset maps of the cities of Bombay (Mumbai), Calcutta (Kolkata), and Karachi, as well as a map showing the Muslim populations throughout the region. Published in May 1963, and a fine companion to the 1961 map of Southeast Asia.

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Southwest, USA – Published 1992

This map of the Southwestern United States includes a wealth of tourist attractions and sites including national parks, Indian reservations, ski areas, and more. Published in October 1992 as half of a two–map set with “Southwest U.S.A.: The Land of Open Sky.”

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Southwest, USA Map, Land of Open Sky – Published 1992

Published in October 1992, the “Southwest U.S.A.: The Land of Open Sky” map features information about the most popular sites in the region including Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, Santa Fe, Tombstone, and cliff dwellings. Half of a two-map set, this map accompanied the Southwest map in the same issue.

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Southwestern United States – Published 1940

The Southwestern United States map of June 1940 contains an abundance of notes on historical sites and places of interest as well as the routes of explorers and the dates of their expeditions. The map border contains scenic illustrations and the state seals of the southwestern states. A unique collector’s map.

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Southwestern United States – Published 1948

The Southwestern United States map was published in December 1948. Of particular note on this map is the absence of Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. Construction did not begin on the controversial dam until 1956.

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Southwestern United States – Published 1959

This map of the Southwestern United States features California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Includes detailed insets of the densely-populated San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Published in November 1959, it is part of a series of six sectional maps of the United States published between 1958 and 1961.

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Sovereignty and Mandate Boundary Lines of the Islands of the Pacific – Published 1921

A truly unique work, this map of the Pacific Islands illustrates the sovereignty and mandate boundaries of the islands. This map was published in December 1921 in an issue of National Geographic that was entirely devoted to the islands of the Pacific. A compelling piece for collectors and those interested in the history of the region.

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Soviet Union – Published 1976

This detailed map of the former Soviet Union offers a fascinating historical snapshot. Published in February 1976 as half of a two–map set with the “Peoples of the Soviet Union map” and the article “Siberia’s Empire Road, the River Ob.”

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Soviet Union – Published 1990

A historical snapshot of the end of an era, this Soviet Union map was created just twenty-one months before the dismantling of the USSR. Published in March 1990 as a companion to three articles on the Soviet Union, including “Siberia: In from the Cold.”

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Soviet Union Theme – Published 1990

This map of the Soviet Union contains a total of nine individual maps featuring an abundance of historical information about the enormous federation of countries and their diverse peoples. Published in March 1990 as half of a two-map set, these works appeared only twenty-one months before the dismantling of the Soviet Union. This map represents Side Two of the set.

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Spain and Portugal – Published 1965

This detailed and attractive map of Spain and Portugal was the first of the two countries published by National Geographic. Includes shaded mountain relief, ocean bathymetry, and insets of the nations’ capitals. Published in March 1965.

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Spain and Portugal – Published 1998

Once-mighty empires at the center of the golden age of discovery, Spain and Portugal welcome millions of visitors each year who come to take in the majesty of their gothic cathedrals, or relax on their miles and miles of beaches. Published in December 1998 as half of a two–map set with “A Traveler’s Map of Spain and Portugal.”

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Special Places of the World, Holy Land – Published 1989

This map of the Holy Land features beautiful cartography combined with copious historic, religious, and geographic facts about this land of faith and conflict. Printed in December 1989 as part of the “Special Places of the World” series.

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Special Places of the World, Holy Land Theme – Published 1989

Half of a two-page layout on the Holy Land, this educational supplement teems with details of the history of the land held sacred by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. An extraordinary illustration of Jerusalem notes important sites and the Crossroads of Empires inset reveals the history of the region’s occupation. Printed in December 1989, this work stands alone or perfectly compliments the map of the Holy Land that appeared in the same issue.

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State of Alaska – Published 1959

This map showcases Alaska, the largest state in the United States and also larger in area than all but 18 of the world’s nations. Published in July 1959, just six months after Alaska became the 49th state.

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Submarine Cables of the World – Published 1896

Submarine cables have played an important part in the development of world-wide communications since the 1850’s. This fascinating map, first develped for the Department of the Navy and published in National Geographic in 1896, shows submarine cables that had been laid, as well as the land-based cable systems that connected to them.

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Suburban Washington – Published 1964

This map of surburban Washington, D.C. offers a detailed look at the national capital of the United States and its suburbs. Published in December 1964, this map and its companion “Tourist Washington” make up the two-piece set that accompanied the article “Washington: The City Freedom Built.”

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Suburban Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia – Published 1948

A Pocket Map of Suburban Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virgina is half of a two-map set published in September 1948 with the article “American Masters in the National Gallery.” Detailed and indexed, this map also contains an inset of the Potomac River south to Mount Vernon. Its companion map, “A Pocket Map of Central Washington, District of Columbia,” appeared in the same issue.

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Switzerland, Austria, and Northern Italy – Published 1965

This striking relief map of the Alps was published in September 1965 in conjunction with a map of Switzerland, Austria, and Northern Italy. The film “The Sound of Music” was released earlier the same year, sparking public interest in the magnificent landscape of Austria, and was perhaps the impetus behind the printing of this particular map.

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Teammates in Mankinds Greatest Adventure – Published 1973

Space enthusiasts will appreciate this Pierre Mion poster depicting all of the Apollo astronauts in their space suits and equipment on a lunar landscape. Accurate in every detail.

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Territorial Growth of the United States – Published 1987

Explore the growth of the United States from its thirteen original colonies to its present range. This map features eight individual insets higlighting various historical periods, and also contains an antique 1783 map of the the country. Published in September 1987 as half of a two–map set with the “United States” map.

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Texas – Published 1986

This map of Texas, the second largest state in the United States, includes information about its major cities and notes about key sites during its exciting history. Published in March 1986 as part of the “Making of America” series.

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The Alps – Published 1985

This gorgeous relief map of the Alps, bold in color and rich in detail, paints a striking portrait of some of the most storied and spectacular mountain vistas in the world. Published in April 1985 as part of a two–map set with “The Traveler’s Map of the Alps.”

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The Americas – Published 1979

Published in August 1979 with the article “Mysteries of Bird Migration,” this map is half of a two-part feature on bird migration in the Americas. An inset physical map of the Americas brings to life the diverse geography of these two continents.

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The Balkans – Published 1962

This map of the Balkans shows Yugoslavia a year before its name was changed to the “Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia”, and features a strong border design separating communist from non-communist countries. Published in February 1962 with the article “Yugoslavia’s Window on the Adriatic.”

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The Dividing Link, Mexico and Central America – Published 2007

When the sweeping tail of the North American continent became a land bridge to South America three million years ago, it changed the world. An ocean that had once flowed freely was now divided into Atlantic and Pacific. Its effect on ocean currents influenced the world’s climate and the land bridge became a biological connector as well when species that had developed in isolation began to travel between continents. This detailed physical map of Mexico and Central America includes three maps which track the region’s birth, before the final pieces of the geologic jigsaw puzzle completed the land bridge. Published in August 2007, this map was half of a two-map set with a political map of Mexico and Central America.

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The Earths Fractured Surface – Published 1995

Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, slabs of rocky crust known as tectonic plates fit together to form the outer shell of the Earth. This world map shows the contintents, along with the lines of each tectonic plate, demonstrating the reaction between continental drift, earthquakes and volcanoes.

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The Far East – Published 1952

In the Far East in early 1950s, two wars raged: the Korean War and the First Indochina War. This map of the region, published in September 1952 with the article “Indochina Faces the Dragon,” includes an inset map of Korea with the battle line noted as of

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The Forgotten War, Three Long Years in Korea – Published 2003

The Korean War was a three-year-long conflict that began in 1950 when communist North Korea, supported by the Soviet Union and China, invaded South Korea which was supported by a U.S.-led coalition of UN forces. The two countries had only been officially divided at the 38th parallel two years prior, at the end of World War II. More than three million casualties and decades later, the two Koreas remain technically at war, locked in an unending stalemate. This engagin map outlines the events of the Korean War from the seeds of strife to the current entrenched division. Published in July 2003 as half of a two–map set with “The Two Koreas.”

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The Great Lakes Region of the United States and Canada – Published 1953

This map showcases the Great Lakes Region of the United States and Canada. Includes four insets: Illinois waterways (Lake Michigan to Lockport), Welland canal (Lake Ontario to Lake Erie), St. Marys River (Lake Huron to Lake Superior), and Detroit and St. Clair Rivers (Lake Erie to Lake Huron). Published in 1953.

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The Heart of Tourist London – Published 2000

London offers a feast of attractions within a metropolis of seven million people. A vibrant theater district complements distinguished art galleries and grand museums. A variety of architectural styles and monuments reflects eras of the city’s history from Roman outpost to seat of empire to global trendsetter. Explore this great city with this map. Published in June 2000 as half of a two–map set with “A Traveler’s Map of Britain and Ireland.”

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The Making of America, Alaska Theme – Published 1984

Part of the “Making of America” series, this map of Alaska is Side Two of a two-map set. Published in January 1984, this work features an abundance of historical information about the native cultures of the region, Alaska’s natural resources, its military importance, and more.

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The Making of America, Hawaii Theme – Published 1983

This map details the rich history of the Hawaiian Islands of the United States, from the arrival of the Polynesians to present day. Features multiple inset maps showing specific time periods, illustrations, and a wealth of historical information. Published in November 1983 as part of the “Making of America” series, and half of a two–map set with a Hawaii overview map.

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The Making of America, Northern Approaches Theme – Published 1985

This map of the Northern Approaches represents Side Two of a two-map set published in February 1985 as part of the “Making of America” series. Highlighting the rich history of the Maritimes and New England, this educational map includes a physical relief map of the region, an abundance of historical information, and four inset maps representing particular historical periods.

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The Making of America, Ohio Valley Theme – Published 1985

Published in December 1985, this map of the Ohio Valley represents Side Two in a two-map set in the “Making of America” series. Multiple maps illustrate the region’s change from the frontier settlements of Daniel Boone and his contemporaries, to the agricultural, mining, power, and manufacturing industries of today.

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The Making of America, Texas Theme – Published 1986

The exciting history of “The Lone Star State” is highlighted in this map of Texas which appeared in National Geographic in March 1986. Filled with special inset maps and notes detailing historical periods, this map represents Side Two of a two-map set in the “Making of America” series.

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The Making of Canada, Quebec Theme – Published 1991

When the Earl of Durham was dispatched to analyze French-Canadian insurrections in 1838, he condemned the “vain endeavour to preserve a French Canadian nationality in the midst of Anglo-American colonies and states.” But Quebec has indeed managed to maintain its French heritage and culture. Published in March 1991 as half of a two-map set with a political map of Quebec, “The Making of Canada: Quebec” reveals a wealth of information about the history of the unique province.

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The Shaping of a Continent – Published 1985

Half of a two-map set, the “Shaping of a Continent: North America’s Active West” map features detail of the one of the most active tectonic areas in the world. Published in August 1985, this map accompanied the “Earth’s Dynamic Crust” map and the article “Our Restless Planet Earth.”

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The Two Koreas – Published 2003

Korea was divided in 1948 following World War II, but war erupted again in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea. Decades later, old tensions still exist across the fragile Demilitarized Zone that separates the communist north from the democratic south. This attractive political map contains information about the population, economy, and armaments of the two countries. Published in July 2003 as half of a two–map set with “The Forgotten War: Three Long Years in Korea.”

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The United States – Published 2006

This vibrant political map of the United States was published in October 2006 as half of a two–map set with a physical map of the country. Features state boundaries, cities, highways, airports, and national parks.

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The United States, History of the Land – Published 2006

Viewed in one sweep on a topographical map, the United States seems roughly divided into a jagged mountainous West, a central rolling prairie, and an East both muscled by the Appalachians and soothed by the Coastal Plain. Grand forces of tectonic shifts, glaciation, and lava flows shaped those broad stages. This detailed physical map of the United States depicts the wide range of land cover including forests, grasslands, row crops, bare ground, wetlands and more. Published in October 2006 as half of a two–map set with a political map of the United States.

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The Universe – Published 1999

Published in October 1999, this fascinating poster contains five maps of our solar system and beyond including: the solar system, our sun’s neighborhood, our galactic realm, our local group, and our supercluster. Half of a two-map set in the “Millennium In Maps” series, its companion map entitled “The Milky Way” is also available. Together, the two maps present a striking portrait of the universe as we know it and a hint at what might lie beyond.

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The Western Theatre of War – Published 1918

Printed in May 1918 a short time before the end of World War I, this map shows the western theatre of war in France and Belgium. Details of battle lines make this map a unique and compelling historical piece perfect for collectors.

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Theater of War in Europe, Africa and Western Asia – Published 1942

Published in July 1942 with the article “Western Front Map Embraces Three Continents,” this extraordinary work is a must-have for World War II buffs. A striking piece, both visually, with its colorful relief shading, and historically.

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Theater of War in the Pacific Ocean – Published 1942

An exceptional historical piece, this map was published in February 1942 with an article entitled “Facts about the Philippines.” Time zones, ship routes, and naval bases, make this a valuable map for collectors and those interested in World War II.

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Theatre of Military Operations in Luzon – Published 1899

This black and white historical map illustrates the Theatre of Military Operations in Luzon during the Spanish-American War. Published in June 1899, this is a unique piece for collectors and those interested in the history of the Philippines.

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Threading the Islands – Published 1986

The “Threading the Islands” map explores two possible routes of Columbus’s journey and possible landing sites. The Morisson track asserts that the explorer landed on San Salvador, while the Judge track favors Samana Cay. This map was printed in November 1986 to accompany three articles on Columbus and the “Where Did Columbus Discover America?” map. A fascinating new look at a centuries-old question.

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Tidewater and Environs – Published 1988

This map of the United States region of the Carolinas, Virginia, and neighboring states contains an abundance of historical sites and notes. Published in June 1988 as half of a two–map set in the “Making of America” series.

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Tidewater and Environs Theme – Published 1988

An area teeming with activity since the English settlement of Jamestown, the Tidewater region includes the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. The Tidewater and Environs map, published in June 1988, provides a wealth of historical information about this vital maritime region. Part of the “Making of America” series, this map represents Side Two in a two-piece set.

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Top of the World – Published 1949

In the October 1949 issue of National Geographic, there were five articles related to polar exploration. The Top of the World map, first published in October of 1949, offers a truly unique view that features the Arctic Polar Region at its center. This beautiful map is both a cartographic masterpiece and a fresh look at the world.

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Top of the World – Published 1965

In the mid 1960s, the USSR and US were in the midst of a cold war, in which each nation was acutely aware of its proximity to the other. This map offers a truly unique view that features the Arctic Polar Region at its center, as well as the “Early Warning Lines” for the United States in case of imminent nuclear attack from the USSR. Published in November of 1965.

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Tourist Islands of the West Indies – Published 1981

Featuring maps and information on over thirty islands in the Caribbean, the Tourist Islands of the West Indies map is half of a two-map set highlighting the unique tourist destinations to be found in the region. Published in National Geographic Magazine in February 1981, it accompanied the West Indies and Central America map.

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Tourist Manhattan – Published 1964

Published two years before construction began on the World Trade Center, this map provides a detailed look at Manhattan, the commercial, financial, and cultural center of New York City. Includes a complete index, making it easy to find the many points of interest that the island borough has to offer. Published in July 1964 as part of a two–map set with “Greater New York.”

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Tourist Washington – Published 1964

Explore the national capital of the United States. Published in December 1964, this map and its companion “Suburban Washington” make up the two-piece set that accompanied the article “Washington: The City Freedom Built.”

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Travelers of Germany – Published 1991

This map of Germany contains a wealth of historical facts, insets of major cities, and special information on traveling the country’s scenic roadways. Published in September 1991 as half of a two–map set with the map “Germany”, and as a companion to the article “The Morning After: Germany Reunited”.

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Travelers of Mexico – Published 1994

The centerpiece of this informative traveler’s map is a striking physical map of Mexico. Published in September 1994, this map accompanied a full-page physical and political map of Mexico and the article “The Sonoran Desert: Anything But Empty.”

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Travelers of Spain and Portugal – Published 1984

This map of Spain and Portugal features an abundance of historical notes and sites of interest including the tomb and pilgrimage route of St. James. Includes inset maps of Barcelona, Lisbon, and Madrid. Published in October 1984.

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Travelers of Spain and Portugal Theme – Published 1984

Published in October 1984, this half of the two-map set entitled A Traveler’s Map of Spain and Portugal contains a wealth of information on the history and culture of the region. This map contains tour routes, a map of the Iberian wine country, information about the handicrafts of Spain and Portugal, and more.

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Travelers of the British Isles – Published 1974

This map of the British Isles contains an abundance of information on a variety of tourist sites and activities. Published in April 1974 to accompany the article “The England of Charles Dickens.”

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Travelers of the British Isles Theme – Published 1974

Half of a two-map set, this map of the British Isles provides a large quantity of information about the various regions in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland, and the wonderful tourist activities and historical sites in each. Published in April 1974 with the article “The England of Charles Dickens,” this map is a must-have for those traveling to the United Kingdom or Ireland.

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Travelers Look At Australia – Published 1988

National Geographic celebrated Australia’s bicentennial with an entire issue devoted to the continent. This informative map details the country’s history, climate, and tourist activities. Published in February 1988 as a companion to the map “Australia’s Continental Odyssey.”

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Travelers Map of France – Published 1971

This travel map of France features an abundance of historical notes and inset maps of major cities. Published in June 1971 to accompany the article “The Louvre, France’s Palace of the Arts.”

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Travelers Map of France Theme – Published 1971

Published in June 1971, A Traveler’s Map of France contains a wealth of information about each region as well as helpful hints about clothing, dining, currency, sightseeing, transportation, camping, and more. Half of a two-map set, this map also includes a list of the various festivals and events held in France each year.

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Travelers Map of Italy – Published 1970

This travel map of Italy features an abundance of historical information, tourist sites, and inset maps of eleven cities. Attractive illustrations of various places of interest border the main map. Published in June 1970.

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Travelers Map of Italy Theme – Published 1970

Published in June 1970, A Traveler’s Map of Italy contains a wealth of information about the history of the country as well as helpful hints about clothing, currency, shopping, transportation, and more. Half of a two-map set, this map also includes a list of the seasonal festivals and events held in Italy each year.

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Travels of George Washington – Published 1932

The map of the Travels of George Washington was published in January 1932 in cooperation with the United States Commission for the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington. Inset maps of major colonial cities including Boston, New York, and Philadelphia as well as Washington’s Mount Vernon home and the Tidewater Virginia area add great detail to this unique historic map.

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Two Centuries of Conflict in the Middle East – Published 1980

This informative map supplements the “Mideast in Turmoil” map and the article “Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom and Its Power” which were all published in the September 1980 issue of National Geographic. Four maps highlight the historical conflicts of the region while the largest section of this piece is devoted to showing the percentage of muslims amongst the various ethnicities of the region.

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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1938-1944 – Published 1944

This World War II era map of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was published in December 1944, at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. International boundaries according to Russian treaties and claims as of October 1, 1944 are shown on this map, and boundaries as of January 1, 1938, before Germany invaded Poland, are noted in red.

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United States – Published 1968

This stunning United States map is a historical gem, capturing a snapshot of the country as the Interstate system expanded at a torrid pace. It features beautiful cartography, combining many layers of information into an integrated whole that is as artistic as it is informative. Published in February 1968 as an update to the July 1961 US map.

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United States – Published 1976

This stunning United States map uses the classic National Geographic colors and style. Published in July 1976 as an update to the February 1968 US map.

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United States – Published 1987

This stunning United States map uses the classic National Geographic colors and style. Published in September 1987 as an update to the September 1982 US map.

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United States – Published 1993

This stunning United States map uses the classic National Geographic colors and style. Published in September 1993 as an update to the September 1987 US map.

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United States – Published 1982

This stunning United States map uses the classic National Geographic colors and style. Published in September 1982 as an update to the July 1976 US map.

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United States Federal Lands – Published 1982

A third of the United States, nearly 740 million acres, remains in federal hands and there is constant debate over how to manage them. This map features an abundance of information about federal land use and resources. Published in September 1982 as a companion to the “United States” map and the article “Our National Forests: Problems in Paradise.”

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United States Washington to Boston – Published 1962

This map includes a collection of detailed insets of the cities of Washington, Boston, Baltimore, Phildelphia, and New York. Published in August 1962 with two articles, “The Old Boston Post Roads” and “The Post Road Today.”

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United States of America – Published 1940

Great maps communicate something about the era in which they are published. This US map, first published in National Geographic in December of 1940, is a cartographic gem. This map included two insets that tell much about the time it was published. One inset shows the population shift between 1930 and 1940, following the devastation of the droughts of the 1930s. Another inset shows the Army Service Command Areas and Naval Districts as the US prepared to enter WWII. Any map collector will delight in the balance between features and extraordinary detail.

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United States of America – Published 1946

This beautiful United States map was published in the July, 1946 National Geographic Magazine. The map shows all the major highways of the time, and is rich in detail and cartographic excellence. An interesting inset shows the proposed area in which the as yet unlocated United Nations would find its permanent home.

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United States of America – Published 1951

Beautiful cartography and attention to detail are the hallmarks of this beautiful United States map, first published in the June, 1951. The map shows all the major highways of the time, along with a key to national parks and monuments in the US and provincial parks in southern Canada. A perfect companion to the world map published in December of the same year.

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United States of America – Published 1956

Stunning cartography, superb detail, and new insets for the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii make this United States map a classic. Published in September of 1956, prior to the statehood of Alaska and Hawaii.

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United States of America – Published 1961

The first United States map published by National Geographic following the statehood of Alaska and Hawaii. This map also shows the beginnings of the Freeway system that soon became the Interstate Highway system. Published in July 1961.

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United States of America – Published 1892

Most cartographers will tell you that a map is only as good as the source information from which it is gathered. This United States map, first published in March of 1892, shows the US with an overlay describing the relative quality of source maps, or “Mother Maps” available at that time for various sections of the country. The map was painstakingly compiled by mapping pioneer Henry Gannett of the US Geological Survey.

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United States of America – Published 1923

Long before Interstate highways criss-crossed the US, the nation was threaded together by highways with names like Lakes-to-Gulf Highway and King of Trails. Spectacular detail and artistry come together in this map–the first US map published by National Geographic. This beautiful US map, published in 1923, is a cartographic time capsule, and a must-have for any map collector.

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United States of America – Published 1933

This beautiful US map, first published in May of 1933, accompanied a National Geographic article entitled, “How the United States Grew.” Perhaps a sign of the times, the cartographers employed decidedly muted tones for the map. Wonderful typography and incredible attention to detail make this a map that is perfect for any collection.

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United States, Territorial Growth – Published 2000

The centerpiece of this fascinating collection of maps is a reproduction of a 1784 map by Connecticut engraver Abel Buell. That map presents, as though settled, an issue that threatened to pull the new nation apart: Who controlled the West – the area beyond the Appalachians? An excellent overview describing the issues, conflicts, and opportunities that were at the center of how land was acquired, usurped, and annexed as the United States took form. Includes maps that show Europe Claims in North America ca. 1750, A New Nation on Stage 1787, Expanding West of the Mississippi 1803, Coming of Age 1821, Coast to Coast 1850, The Union Holds 1877, and the Fifty States Today.

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United States, the Physical Landscape – Published 1996

A spectacular physical features portrait of the United States and look at the physical forces that have shaped its landscape. Published in October 1996 as a companion to “Federal Lands in the Fifty States.”

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Vacationlands of the United States and Canada – Published 1966

Discover the abundance of diverse recreational sites that the United States and Canada have to offer with this detailed map. Published in 1966, this map and its companion “Enjoying Our Scenic Treasures and Historical Sites” make up the two-piece set that accompanied four articles on the United States National Parks.

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Valley of the Orinoco River – Published 1896

This black and white antique map of the Valley of the Orinoco River was published in February 1896. Its full title is “Map of the Valley of the Orinoco River, Showing the Extent of Territory Drained by that Waterway and the Bearing it has on the Venezuelan Question.” Of particular note on this map is the proposed Panama Canal.

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Eastern Thailand – Published 1965

This map of Viet Nam and its western neighbors is presented in classic National Geographic style. Published in January 1965, which marked the beginning of heavy US troop deployment to Viet Nam. The map index was published separately with the article “American Special Forces in Action in Viet Nam.” A fine companion for the 1967 map of the same region.

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Eastern Thailand Index – Published 1965

This is the index for the map of Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and Eastern Thailand which appeared in January 1965 issue of National Geographic with the article “American Special Forces in Action in Viet Nam.” An extensive index, it also includes historical information about French Indochina.

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand – Published 1967

This map demonstrates the cartographic excellence for which National Geographic is known. Published in February 1967 with the article “Behind the Headlines in Viet Nam.” A great companion to the 1965 map of the same region.

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Visitors Guide to the Aztec World – Published 1980

Discover the intriguing world of the ancient Aztecs with the “Visitor’s Guide to the Aztec World” map. Published in December 1980, this map appeared as a companion to the map of Mexico and Central America and two articles on the Aztecs. Filled with a wealth of information about archaeological sites and a modern map of Mexico City, this piece is perfect for travelers or those interested in the ancient civilizations.

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Water Precious Resource – Published 1993

The “Water: Precious Resource” map contains a wealth of information on surface water, ground water, water pollution, and water usuage. This map was published in National Geographic in November 1993 in a special issue devoted to water. A map of the United States also accompanied it.

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West Indies – Published 1954

This colorful map of the West Indies contains thirty inset maps providing spectacular detail of the many islands in the Caribbean. Published in March 1954 with two articles, “Jamaica – Hub of the Caribbean” and “Night Life in the Gulf Stream.”

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West Indies – Published 1962

This colorful and detailed map of the West Indies features inset maps of over two dozen islands, as well as ocean bathymetry, currents, and prevailing winds. Operation Bootstrap was the name given to ambitious projects which rapidly industrialized Puerto Rico in the 1950s, shifting the region’s economy from agriculture to manufacturing. Published in December 1962 with the article “Puerto Rico’s Seven-league Bootstraps.”

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West Indies – Published 2003

This attractive political map shows the many island countries comprising the West Indies and contains inset maps and information for the cities of San Juan, Nassau, Charlotte Amalie, George Town, and Havana. Published in March 2003 as half of a two–map set with “A Traveler’s Map of the West Indies.”

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West Indies and Central America – Published 1970

This wonderfully detailed map of the West Indies and Central America includes inset maps of over thirty islands, four cities, and the Panama Canal. A particularly unique feature of this map is the splashdown points of various space missions. Published in January 1970 to accompany the article “The Netherlands Antilles: Holland in the Caribbean.”

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West Indies and Central America – Published 1981

In the Caribbean, the 1980s were marked by political unrest in Haiti and Grenada and economic difficulties in Jamaica. This map of the West Indies and Central America was published in February 1981 as a companion to two articles, “The U.S. Virgin Islands” and “The Caribbean: Sun, Sea, and Seething.”

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Western Canada – Published 1966

This map lets you explore the stunning landscape of Western Canada. Published in September 1966 with the article “Canadian Rockies, Lords of a Beckoning Land.” Makes a fine companion to the maps of Central Canada (1963) and Eastern Canada (1967).

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Western Europe – Published 1950

Published in December 1950, the Western Europe map is a snapshot of the region as it stood shortly after the end of the Second World War. The status of the Saar and the minor adjustments in Germany’s boundary with the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France are provisional at the time, pending a treaty of peace with Germany.

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Western Pacific Rim – Published 1989

Published as a supplement to four articles including “Hanoi: The Capital Today” and the Asia-Pacific map in the November 1989 issue of National Geographic, this piece presents an abundance of information on the economic growth and development of the Western Pacific Rim. Discover the exciting changes taking place that are sure to affect the world economy in the decades to come.

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Western Soviet Union – Published 1959

This Cold War era map shows the Western Soviet Union. Three years prior, Soviet military force was used to suppress uprisings in Poland and Hungary. This era also saw the Soviets launch the first artificial satellite into orbit, beginning the space race with the United States. Published in September 1959 with two articles on the region.

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Whales of the World – Published 1976

The Whales of the World poster was printed in December 1976 as a supplement to the Great Whales map. Featuring an overview article about whales, information about each species, and beautiful paintings by Larry Foster, this work is a must-have for anyone enamored of these magnificent giants of the sea.

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Where Did Columbus Discover America? – Published 1986

The exact site of Christopher Columbus’s first landfall in the New World has been a controversial subject since his arrival in The Bahamas in 1492. Watling Island, renamed San Salvador, has been the choice of many scholars. A new theory presented by Luis and Ethel Marden, who tracked the journey presented on this map, points to Samana Cay. Published in National Geographic Magazine in November 1986 with the “Threading the Islands” map and three articles on Columbus.

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White Mountains of New Hampshire – Published 1937

Appearing in National Geographic Magazine in July 1937, the White Mountains of New Hampshire map highlights the scenic points of interest and outdoor activities to be enjoyed in this lovely region. The map’s mountain relief and border of sketches make it a perfect wall-hanging.

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World – Published 1935

A National Geographic classic, this world map is as much a work of art as it is an incomparable reference for its time. In this map, the world’s eastern and western hemispheres are show separately to give the viewer a true sense of area across the continents.

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World – Published 1951

The first World Map published by National Geographic following WWII, this classic is a perfect companion to the World Map published in December 1943. The brightness of this map communicates the optimism following WWII, with an inset showing the United Nations, along with a list of the nations who had joined as of December 1951.

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World – Published 1957

This National Geographic classic is a perfect companion to the World Maps published in December 1943 and December 1951. A cartographic masterpiece, this 1955 map combines a clean, light style with tremendous attention to detail–both on land an in the oceans.

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World – Published 1960

The National Geographic 1960 World map was published in the midst of sweeping changes in Africa, as many countries gained their independence. This map shows all the changes that had been made as of September, 1960, when the map went to press. Bright boundaries highlight international borders, and the map features extrordinary detail on land and in the oceans. A perfect map for anyone interested in the changes from colonialism to independent rule in Africa.

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World – Published 1965

This stunning world map contains beautiful colors and the distinct National Geographic cartographic style, as well as detailed ocean bathymetry and information about ocean currents. Published in February 1965 as a companion to the article “Four-Ocean Navy in the Nuclear Age.”

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World – Published 1970

A great map is as much a reflection of its time in history as its beautiful craftsmanship. This map presents the world in classic National Geographic style: stunning colors, detailed geographical information, and timely insets. Published in 1970.

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World – Published 1981

This classic World Map beautifully showcases cartograhic excellence and fine attention to detail, using strong colors, detailed geographical information, and informative insets. Published in December 1981.

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World – Published 1988

This world map combines the classic National Geographic cartographic style with several stunning inset maps to provide a comprehensive look at our planet. Insets include Eastern and Western Hemisphere physical geography, Religions of the World, and Population maps. Published on the National Geographic centennial in December 1988 as a companion to the article “Earth ’88: Will We Mend Our Earth?”

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World – Published 1922

This classic world map, published in December of 1922, shows the world’s political boundaries established following WWI. This map also shows airplane routes that had been established, as well as railroad routes.

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World – Published 1932

Vintage National Geographic colors and spectacular detail accentuate this beautiful world map, first published in National Geographic Magazine in December of 1932, accompanying an article entitled, “The Story of the Map.”

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World – Published 2004

Published in November 2004, this political map of the world will look handsome framed and mounted on any wall. Inset maps of the polar regions as well as language families and population density make this map as informative as it is attractive. This map was originally printed as half of a two-map set with “Earth at Night.”

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World Classic Spanish – Published 2005

National Geographic’s Classic World Map translated to Spanish features the Winkel Tripel projection to reduce distortion of land masses as they near the poles. This creates the most visually accurate representation of Earth’s land-masses, versus other projections. The Classic series includes blue oceans, easy-to-read colorful boundaries, and National Geographic’s proprietary fonts. Up-to-date and very detailed, with thousands of named places such as countries, oceans, major cities, geographic features. Subtle, easy-to-read border coloring on land. Prevailing winds and ocean currents at sea. Separate insets show the North and South Polar Regions, world vegetation and land use, and world population density.

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World Executive Spanish – Published 2005

National Geographic’s Executive style World Map translated to Spanish features the Winkel Tripel projection to reduce distortion of land masses as they near the poles. This creates the most visually accurate representation of Earth’s land-masses, versus other projections. The Classic series includes blue oceans, easy-to-read colorful boundaries, and National Geographic’s proprietary fonts. Up-to-date and very detailed, with thousands of named places such as countries, oceans, major cities, geographic features. Antique executive styling. Prevailing winds and ocean currents at sea. Separate insets show the North and South Polar Regions, world vegetation and land use, and world population density.

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World Explorer Satellite – Published 2011

Satellite map of the world. The topography of the ocean floors is beautifully illustrated.

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World French – Published 2012

A world map in French.

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World Map – Published 1941

The Classic National Geographic World map of 1941. One of the last maps published prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this extaordinary map shows the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, and features classic colorization to show the country borders and relief shading. A perfect complement to any world map collection.

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World Map – Published 1943

National Geographic published this classic world map in December 1943, in the midst of WWII. Compared to many of the other world maps by the National Geographic Society, this one had a decidedly dark cast, possibly a reflection of the tone of discouragement felt by many as the War continued on. A perfect companion to the World maps of 1951 and 1970.

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World Ocean Floor – Published 1981

This beautiful physical world map captures the Earth’s lands and oceans. Stunning relief shading accentuates the ocean floor, mountain ranges, river valleys, deserts, and continental shelves in amazing detail and beauty. Published in December 1981.

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World Ocean Floor, Atlantic – Published 2001

This physical map of the Atlantic Ocean Floor shows continental shelves, fracture zones, ocean depths, and surrounding continents.

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World Ocean Floors, Arctic Ocean – Published 1990

Experience the breathtaking detail of the Arctic Ocean floor with this fascinating map. Includes an explanation of the technology behind the map’s amazing cartography in the article “Exploring and Mapping the Seafloor.” Published in January 1990, nearly a year after the Exxon Valdez spilled an estimated 11 to 30 million U.S. gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound, as a companion to the article “Alaska’s Big Spill – Can the Wilderness Heal”

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World Ocean Floors, Atlantic Ocean – Published 1990

Experience the breathtaking detail of the Atlantic Ocean floor with this fascinating map. Included on this map is the article “Diving Into Our Past” which explains the technology behind underwater archeaology. The Mediterranean Sea and parts of the South Pacific are also shown on this remarkable work which was published in January 1990 with a map of the Arctic Ocean floor.

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World Physical – Published 1994

This physical world map strikingly captures the lands and oceans of the Earth. See mountain ranges, river valleys, deserts, continental shelves, and ocean floor in amazing detail and beauty. Published in February 1994.

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World Political – Published 1994

This political world map continues the long tradition of fine cartography for which National Geographic is known. Published in 1994.

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World of Animals – Published 2004

This colorful, educational map for kids features large photographs of animals throughout the world and indicates the areas where they live. The map shows the earth’s vegetation zones in beautiful detail.

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World of Places – Published 2004

This colorful, educational map for kids features large photographs of notable landmarks and places throughout the world.

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Side 1 – Published 1989

A year after the great fires of 1988, this map of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks features historical and geographical information as well park attractions. Published in February 1989 as half of a two–map presentation on these majestic national treasures.

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Side 2 – Published 1989

Published in February 1989 as half of a two-map presentation on the Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks, this educational map features information about the geological features of the region as well as facts about its wildlife. It appeared in the same issue as the article “Yellowstone: The Great Fires of 1988.”

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Yosemite National Park – Published 2006

View of the entire Yosemite National Park, based on its popular matching Trails Illustrated map. Rich topographic detail shows the park’s magnificent mountains and valleys, as well as trail and road information for the California park, which is the first National Park in the United States and the crown jewel of the Sierra Nevada.

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