• Printed
  • Manuscript
  • Cartouche
  • Hand Coloring
  • Views
  • Animal
  • Surveys
  • Non-Map
  • Marginalia
  • Atlas


Manuscript maps were drawn by hand and are one of a kind. Some manuscript maps were copies of other maps, and a mapmaker might draw several versions of the same map for different clients or audiences. These are among the rarest and most sought-after types of maps and often the most revealing. Image: detail from Plano de la Baía de Guantánamo, [1751]