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SOAS Library

Maps, atlases and gazetteers

Web-Based Maps

Available from the Library website

Print maps at SOAS
  • SOAS Maps
    SOAS Library holds a historical collection of pre-1900 maps relating to Asia and Africa. These can be most easily identified by a Subject Heading search on the online catalogue (e.g. Maps Africa)
  • Council for World Mission Maps
    The CWM maps are listed on the archives catalogue which is available online 
  • Access: Print maps are held on closed access and may be consulted in the Special Collections Reading Room. Order Request forms are held at the Enquiry Desk, Issue Desk and Special Collections Reading Room.
  • Enquiries: to Special Collections Reading Room (or e-mail docenquiry@soas.ac.uk)

Atlases and Gazetteers

SOAS Library holds a range of atlases and gazetteers relating to Asia and Africa. These can be most easily identified by a Subject Heading search on the online catalogue (e.g. Atlases, Pakistani; Gazetteers Turkey).

  • Regional atlases and gazetteers are located with the regional book collections. Enquiries to regional librarians or the Enquiry Desk. 
  • General atlases and gazetteers are located in the reference collection on level E (classmark: L Ref A)
Other Libraries

For more modern and contemporary maps of Asia and Africa, plus atlases and gazetteers, contact: