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  • Subject Librarian: Akram Khabibullaev
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E960
  • Phone: (812) 855-9885
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    • Senior Collections Reference Assistant: Todd Ramlo
    • Location: Wells E960
    • Phone: (812) 855-9885
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 12/12/2012

Cartography (Central Eurasian Studies)


Central Eurasia:
  • Central Eurasian Information Resource (University of Washington) (interactive, thematic maps of Russian Europe, Siberia, and the Russian Far East)
  • Digital Silk Road Project: historical map collection (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo) (historical Silk Road maps)
  • Perry-Castañeda Map Collection University of Texas Libraries (primarily 20th-century maps produced by the Central Intelligence Agency, USA):
    Afghanistan | Asia | Russia & Former Soviet Republics
  • Silk Road Seattle: Maps (a small map collection showing empires and travellers' routes for historical Eurasia)
  • United Nations Cartographic Section (several detailed, clear maps organized by modern country and region [select under "General Maps"])
  • Vostochnaia Literatura (includes selected maps for parts of Central Eurasia)

    Asia Minor:
  • Kitab-i bahriye of Piri Reis (17th-century copy of the atlas created by the great Ottoman explorer--click on the image for access; manuscript held by The Walters Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
  • Medieval Islamic views of the cosmos: The book of curiosities (online 12/13th c. manuscript Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn held by the Bodleian Library)
  • Ottoman atlas (digitized maps from a late-Ottoman atlas [1325/1907], the Memalik-i Mahruse-i Şahaneye Mahsus Mükemmel ve Mufassal Atlas; explanatory material in Japanese)
  • Premodern Ottoman Geographical Mapping (see Chapters 10-12; online text of Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies, edited by J. B. Harley and David Woodward, University of Chicago, 1992)

  • China Historical Geographic Information System (CHGIS) (includes historical maps of Tibet)
  • A Guide to the Use of Chinese Gazetteers for Amdo (PDF document; detailed, annotated bibliography of gazetteers of Amdo compiled by Gray Tuttle, Columbia University Libraries)
  • Maps of Greater Tibet (see Chapter 15 by Joseph E. Schwartzberg; in Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies, edited by J. B. Harley and David Woodward, University of Chicago, 1994)
  • Tibet from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library
  • Tibet Map Institute (pre-1950 maps of Tibet)

  • Historical Mongolian Maps (Berlin collection of 181 Mongolian manuscript maps from the late Qing period)
  • Old Mongolian manuscript maps

    • Wikimapia (Google satellite images of the world with user-provided descriptions)

    • Arabskaia geograficheskaia literatura (volume 4 of author's collected works) (Ignatii IUlianovich Krachkovskii, 1957). PJ6025 .K88 v. 4 Wells
    • Atlas Tartarica (Rafael’ S. KHakimov, 2005). DK511 .T17 A84 2005 Wells (Slavic Reference)
    • Bugd Nairamdakh Mongol Ard Uls: undesnii atlas (BNMAU-yn Shinzhlekh Ukhaany Akademi, et al., 1990). G2329.3 .B57 1990 Auxiliary Library Facility
    • General maps of Persia, 1477-1925 (Cyrus Alai, 2005). G2256 .S1 A5 2005 Wells
    • An historical atlas of Central Asia (Yuri Bregel, 2003). G2202.21 .S1 B7 2003 Wells (Reference)
    • An historical atlas of Islam, 2nd revised ed. (Hugh Kennedy, ed., 2002). G1786 .S1 H6 2002 Wells (Reference)
    • The history of cartography (J.B. Harley and David Woodward, ed., 1987-2003); see especially, v. 2, book 1: Cartography in the traditional Islamic and South Asian societies GA201 .H53 1987 v. 2 bk 1 Auxiliary Library Facility
    • Istoriko-kul’turnyi atlas Buriatii (N.L. ZHukovskaia, 2001). G2175.51 .E1 I88 2001 Wells (Slavic Reference) and Auxiliary Library Facility
    • Mathematical geography and cartography in Islam and their continuation in the Occident, v.1-3 (Fuat Sezgin, 2000-2007). Z7052 .S522132 Wells [German original: Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums, v. 10-12. Z7052 .S522 Wells]
    • Mongolʹskaia Narodnaia Respublika: natsionalʹnyi atlas (SH. TSegmid and V.V. Vorob’ev, 1990). G2329.3 .M66 1990 Wells (Oversized)
    • Osmanlı coğrafya literatürü tarihi = History of geographical literature during the Islamic period (Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, 2000). G76.5 .T87 O76 2000 v. 1-2 Wells
    • Sibir’: atlas Aziatskoi Rossii (P.A. Terskii et al., 2007). G2170 .S53 2007 Wells (Slavic Reference)
    • Zhongguo li shi di tu ji [Historical atlas of China], v.1-8 (Qixiang Tan, ed., 1982-1987). G2306 .S1 C47 Wells (East Asian Reference)
    • Zhonghua min guo di tu ji [National atlas of China] (various editions) (Qiyun Zhang), v.2: Hsitsang (Tibet), Sinkiang and Mongolia. G2305 .C2 1963 Auxiliary Library Facility [English edition: G2305 .C45 1961 Wells (Oversize)]
  • last updated: 12/12/2012