The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific houses one of the finest Asia Pacific map collections in the world. Beginning as an ANU Library collection in the 1960s, this collection now holds over 40,000 maps including topographic, cadastral, bathymetric, aeronautical, geological and tourist maps, plus a range of atlases, gazetteers and historical wall maps. While the scope is worldwide, the focus is Asia and the Pacific.
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Publication Date: 2003
Covering the 4th century B.C. to the present, the maps show the various political entities, their approximate borders, the major ethnic groups and their migrations, military campaigns and battles, etc. Each map is accompanied by a text which gives a concise survey of the main events of the political and ethnic history of the respective period.
The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia by Rafis Abazov
Call Number: MENZIES: DS327.6 A22 2008
Publication Date: 2008
This atlas graphically illuminates the region's history tracing back to the 8th-7th century B.C. From the spread of Islam to the invasion of the Mongols, the area has been at the crossroads of some of the world's most important developments.