A unique approach to Historical Mapping

One Historical Map for Each and Every Year in Recorded History
Interactive Historical Atlases on CD and DVD


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All NEW and Improved
Better Browser Compatibility
3000 BCE to the present
With Major Tribes and Peoples
Scaleable and zoomable
With popup information
Indexed by date, country, rulers
Map movie (World 3000 and North America only)

Sample Maps

Selective animated maps

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One map
for each and every day
of the Civil War
and much more

Custom Maps

We can draw custom historical maps in a variety of formats, projections, and appearances. A sample will be drawn to your specifications and a price for all the maps you want will be quoted. There is a minimum charge for the sample. There will be a base price per map plus whatever options you select. Once you approve the sample and accept the price, all maps ordered will be produced and shipped on CD within 5 business days. Please review the information below.


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The native format for our historical maps is SVG, however we can convert them to the following formats if desired. There are different costs depending on the conversion desired.

  • PDF
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • JPG
  • PNG


The custom maps will be drawn using the map projection of your choice. The following projections are available. There are no additional charges for different projections.

  • No projection
  • Winkel-Tripel (used by National Geographic)
  • Orthographic

Map Appearance

The following choices are available for the appearance of the custom maps. There are additional charges for some choices

  • Standard colors for countries
  • No colors for countries
  • Custom colors for countries
  • Country names on or off
  • Country names on separate layer
  • Rivers on or off
  • Grids on or off

Special License

You must purchase a non-exclusive license to modify the custom maps or display them in any way for public use.

There will be a fee for a special non-exclusive license to use and distribute the maps in another form or on another web site for each set of 1000 years of maps. Additional licenses are required for additional maps, or different sets of maps. Our web site (www.worldhistorymaps.com) must be credited as the source of the maps as well.


Our standard is to produce one map for each year in a given range. Other options are available for the custom maps however. We can produce a map for every other year, or every 3 years, or any interval you choose. We can also produce maps for years at non-regular intervals (you must provide the list of years) but there is an additional charge for this option.

Other Customization

Additional customization can be done. For example, you may want the borders to be narrower to to be dashed. Any such customization must apply consistently to all maps and will involve additional charges.


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If you need more explanation of these choices or have questions, please send us e-mail.