Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I use right-click on your website?

This function has been disabled to protect our unique content from illegal copying and downloads.

Do I get a confirmation of my order?

When you finish your transaction, a confirmation of your order will appear on-screen. You will also be sent a confirmation email for your records. If you don’t receive it, please your spam/junk folder.

Do I receive a print-out of the map?

All our products are digital downloads. When you receive a link to the map that you have purchased you will be able to download the jpeg to your desktop and either print it out, or use it as a digital resource.

How do I get rid of the watermark?

Once you have purchased our maps they will be sent to you watermark-free

If I purchase a historical map can I use the map in publications or on my own website?

We would love for you to use our maps in publications but you will first of all need to request permission from us please see more about this Commercial Use

I have reset my password but have not received any email confirmation?

Please check your spam/junk folder sometimes The Map Archive emails are marked as spam – if the problem persists please contact us HERE

How do I receive my map

The map is directly available as a JPeg digital download, please note that we do not currently supply the map as a physical copy.

What if I have a problem with my purchase/download?

Please contact us HERE

What is included in a personal subscription?

You will be able to download, watermark free, jpegs of every single one of our 3,000+ maps for a whole year. You will also be able to access our exclusive Teaching Aids, a series of detailed articles, liberally illustrated with maps, which can be used as teaching aids.

Why should I buy a personal subscription?

If you buy a personal subscription you will access unlimited maps, with over 3,000 to choose from. The cost of a personal subscription is equivalent to making one-off purchases of 21 maps.

How do I subscribe to the newsletter?

We send out monthly, and on occasion bi-monthly, newsletters to subscribers. These highlight various aspects of our collection, examine historical anniversaries, introduce subscribers to our latest updates, and from time to time offer subscriber-only discounts. They are an invaluable aid to becoming better acquainted with the Map Archive. Just click HERE

If I take out a personal subscription can I use your maps in my classroom?

Yes, you are permitted to print out copies of the maps and use them as teaching aids. However, you are not permitted to forward the downloaded map jpegs to third parties.

Why would I take out a schools subscription if I can use my personal subscription dowlnoads as teaching aids?
A schools or university subscription gives everyone in your institution free access to our website. That means that your entire student body can explore the website, and freely download unlimited maps for projects, presentations, term papers etc.


Considered a Subscription?

A Subscription will give you full access to all the website downloadable content giving you the time and flexibility to explore the historical maps, from the beginning of time. Do you want to find out more?

The Map Archive Subscriptions