Atlas - Selected General Atlases

Selected General Atlases

Some cartographically or commercially important atlases include the following:

17th century and earlier
  • Atlas Novus (Blaeu, Netherlands, 1635–1658)
  • Atlas Maior (Blaeu, Netherlands, 1662–1667)
  • Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde (France, 1658–1676)
  • Dell'Arcano del Mare (England/Italy, 1645–1661)
  • Piri Reis map (Ottoman Empire, 1570–1612)
  • Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Ortelius, Netherlands, 1570–1612)
  • Klencke Atlas (1660; world's largest book)
  • The Brittania (John Ogilby, 1670–1676)
18th century
  • Atlas Nouveau (Amsterdam, 1742)
  • Britannia Depicta (London, 1720)
  • Cary's New and Correct English Atlas (London, 1787)
19th century
  • Andrees Allgemeiner Handatlas (Germany, 1881–1939; in the UK as Times Atlas of the World, 1895)
  • Rand McNally Atlas (United States, 1881–present)
  • Stielers Handatlas (Germany, 1817–1944)
20th century
  • Atlante Internazionale del Touring Club Italiano (Italy, 1927–1978)
  • Atlas Mira (Russia, 1937–present)
  • Gran Atlas Aguilar (Spain, 1969/1970)
  • The Historical Atlas of China (China)
  • National Geographic Atlas of the World (United States, 1963–present)
  • Pergamon World Atlas (1962/1968)
  • Times Atlas of the World (United Kingdom, 1895–present)
21st century
  • North American Environmental Atlas

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