Historical Map Scans

US Army Map Service series (1:250,000 scale) maps are now available for viewing online! These images were digitized by the Harvard Geospatial Library and are viewable using a Large Image Delivery Service in JPEG 2000 format. HGL has experimented with draping the scanned images onto global elevation models, as shown in the images below. go to maps

G. William Skinner Map Collection has been scanned, annotated with descriptive metadata, and made freely searchable and available at the University of Washington.

CHGIS Project draft maps The following maps have been scanned at Harvard Yenching Institute, Fudan University, or University of California - Berkeley and utilized for research by the CHGIS project. They are listed here for your convenience. Due to the size of the original scans (20MB to 50MB per image), the digital files are not being archived on the website for downloading. Please see contact info listed for each map if you wish to request copies of the high resolution scans for academic purposes.

Beijing 北京
Guangxi Province 广西省
Heilongjiang 黑龙江省
Henan 河南省
Shandong 山东省
Shanxi 山西省
Tianjin Fu 天津府
Xinjiang Province 新疆省
Yunnan Province 云南省
Zhili Province 直隶


Beijing 北京
Beijing 北京 (1875) Bretschneider
Beijing 北京 (1907) Prussian Land Survey
Guangxi Province 广西省
Guangxi sheng 广西省 (no date)
Heilongjiang 黑龙江省 Map Legend (1911)
Aihun Dao 瑷珲道 (1911)
Aihun Ting 瑷珲厅 (1911)
Baiquan Xian 拜泉县 (1911)
Bayan Zhou 巴彦州 (1911)
Hailun Fu 海伦府 (1911)
Heihe Fu 黑河府 (1911)
Hulan Fu 呼兰府 (1911)
Hulun Dao 呼伦道 (1911)
Hulun Ting 呼伦厅 (1911)
Lanxi Xian 兰西县 (1911)
Longjiang Fu 龙江府 (1911)
Lubin Fu 胪滨府 (1911)
Mulan Xian 木兰县 (1911)
Nehe Ting 讷河厅 (1911)
Nenjaing Fu 嫩江府 (1911)
Qinggang Xian 青冈县 (1911)
Suihua Fu 绥化府 (1911)
Xingdong Dao 兴东道 (1911)
Yuqing Xian 余庆县 (1911)
Henan 河南省
Kaifeng Fu 开封府 (1907)
Weihui Fu 卫辉府 (1907)
Shandong Sheng 山东省
Caozhou Fu 曹州府 (1907)
De Zhou 德州 (1907)
Dengzhou Fu 登州府 (1907)
Dong'a 东阿县 (1907)
Dongchang Fu 东昌府 (1907)
Haiyang Xian 海阳县 (1907)
Jinan Fu 济南府 (1907)
Gaomi Xian 高密县 (1907)
Gaotang Zhou 高唐州 (1907)
Hai Zhou 海州 (1907)
I Xian 嶧县 (1907)
Ju Zhou 莒州 (1907)
Laiyang Xian 莱阳县 (1907)
Laizhou Fu 莱州府 (1907)
Lijin Xian 利津县 (1907)
Lingshan Wei 灵山衛 (1907)
Linqing Zhou 臨清州 (1907)
Linqu Xian 臨胊县 (1907)
Pu Zhou 濮州 (1907)
Qingdao 青岛 (1907)
Qingzhou Fu 清州府 (1907)
Qufu Xian 曲阜县 (1907)
Shan Xian 单县 (1907)
Weihai Wei 威海衛 (1907)
Wendeng Xian 文登县 (1907)
Wuding Fu 武定府 (1907)
Yanzhou Fu 兗州府 (1907)
Yizhou Fu 沂州府 (1907)
Zhou Cun 周村 (1907)
Zhima 芝罘 (1907)
Zhucheng Xian 猪城县 (1907)
Shanxi 山西省
Pingding Zhou 平定州 (1907)
Wutai Xian 五台县 (1907)
Tianjin Fu 天津府
Tianjin 天津 (1907)
Yanshan Xian 盐山县 (1907)
Xinjiang Province 新疆省
Sven Hedin Expedition Map (1927-1935)
Yunnan Province 云南省
Yunnan Province 云南省 (1910)
Zhili Province 直隶
Baodi Xian 宝坻县 (1907)
Baoding Fu 保定府 (1907)
Changping Zhou 昌平州 (1907)
Chicheng Xian 赤城县 (1907)
Hejian Fu 河間府 (1907)
Huai'an Xian 怀安县 (1907)
Ji Zhou 冀州 (1907)
Jianchang Ying 建昌营 (1907)
Jingxing Xian 井陉县 (1907)
Kalgan 张家口 (1907)
Liba Ao 李八廒 (1907)
Qinwangdao 秦王岛 (1907)
Shanhaiguan 山海关 (1907)
Shen Zhou 深州 (1907)
Shunde Fu 顺德府 (1907)
Tang Xian 唐县 (1907)
Xuanhua Fu 宣化府 (1907)
Yongping Fu 永平府 (1907)
Yongqing Xian 永清县 (1907)
Yu Zhou 蔚州 (1907)
Zhangde Fu 彰德府 (1907)
Zhao Zhou 趙州 (1907)
Zhengding Fu 正定府 (1907)
Zunhua Zhou 遵花州 (1907)