Someone asked, on our Facebook community, where to find old maps. That question reminded me of a favorite site of ours that we had nearly forgotten about! Here's a review I wrote when we first found the site:
Old Book Art has become one of my favorite browsing websites. I can see its potential for an educator as vast. Peruse the files for antique maps, find an illustration to accompany a classic, have the children study an artist whose work was in an old book…
To provide & facilitate access to free illustrations: pictures, drawings, maps and other images scanned from antiquarian, public-domain books and other old documents. We have over 3,200 images in our gallery with more added regularly, all at no cost and most available at very high resolution. Most of these we have scanned and edited ourselves.
Here is a sampling of the book art I found on the Old Book Art site:
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