Mapping the World

March 29, 2017, by Sarah

On trial: Mapping the World – Maps and Travel Literature

This month, our friends in History have been looking at ‘Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature‘, part of Cengage’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online primary source digitization program.

‘Mapping the World’ includes historic atlases, gazetteers, travel narratives and a variety of maps to offer unique insight into the age of cartography and the rise of leisure travel. The sources provide city, town, and country information first used by the nineteenth century traveler, providing a window into the Age of Imperialism and the burgeoning middle classes. Featuring both European and non-European travel narratives, the collection offers a glimpse not only of the lands and peoples these travelers encountered, but also valuable insight into how the Industrial Revolution changed people’s experiences in their ever-shrinking world. Find out more about this and other content available in Nineteenth Century Collections Online.

The trial is available until 7 April. Do let us know what you think. Please send your feedback to


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