There are many original maps in Special Collections, and books containing maps, such as atlases.
Search the catalog or visit the SCL Reading Room and consult the reference librarian.
Use the Getit@duke button to get the catalog record.
Fascimile maps are exact replicas of historic maps. We have a large selection in the Maps Collection. (see list below for examples) These can often be found using the library catalog.
Selected list of Fascimile Maps in Perkins Map Collection
Use the "getit@duke" button to see the catalog number.
Author: Thornton, Samuel.
Perkins Public Documents/Maps (2 copies available) M2 fiche 1-22 c.1 (Maps Microforms) M2 Supplement: guide 1-2 c.1
We have many historical atlases and books about maps in the libraries. The best way to search is by subject, for example:
India maps history
Africa maps history
Exploration maps history
British Empire -- maps