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Maps and Atlases of South Asia

The map cases located in the South Asia Seminar Room contain over a thousand maps dealing with South Asia. The following types of maps are the most common: city, province and country maps, series and inch maps, historical maps, and topographical maps, but there is no evenness to the coverage across South Asia. The maps are not cataloged and have to be browsed. The Museum Library has its own collection of maps, some of which pertain to South Asia.

A number of atlases are available in Van Pelt Library, many of which are in the South Asia Seminar Room, and others in the Van Pelt Reference area and in the general stacks.

One of the popular works for general maps on South Asia is:

A Historical atlas of South Asia, edited by Joseph E. Schwartzberg. New York : Oxford University Press, 1992. [Folio G2261.S1 H5 1992]

An important linguistic atlas is:

Atlas of the languages and ethnic communities of South Asia , Roland J.-L. Breton. Walnut Creek , CA : AltaMira Press, c1997. [PK1541 .A1 1997]

For more information on maps and atlases, please contact Jef Pierce, South Asian Studies Librarian, 215-898-7146.