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Istituto Geografico Militare (Italy)

Italy 1:25,000 Carta Topografica del Regno d'Italia 1:25 000 (Topgraphic Map of the Kingdom of Italy 1:25,000) by the Istituto Geografico Militare (Italy). This is a series of 1:25,000 maps published by the Italian government starting in the last decades of the 19th century. The maps in the series were repeatedly revised and re-published in the decades that followed. The large scale of these maps makes them suitable for battlefield research, although of course care must be taken when used for battles which occured decades before they were made. Typically they are best used in combination with period maps, which lack the topographic information and accurate scales of these maps. The online collection includes maps of the battlefields of Arcola, Caldiero, Bassano, Castiglione, Lonato, Fontaniva, Marengo, and Rivoli. Italian, English.
Italy 1:200,000 Carta Topografica del Regno d'Italia 1:200 000 (Topgraphic Map of the Kingdom of Italy 1:200,000) by the Istituto Geografico Militare (Italy). This is a series of 1:200,000 maps published by the Italian government starting in the last decades of the 19th century. The maps in the series were repeatedly revised and re-published in the decades that followed. These maps are too small-scale to represent battlefields well, but they are useful for the study of campaigns, although of course care must be taken when used for campaigns which occured decades before they were made. Although period maps must be used with them, there are no period maps comparable to these in terms of detail and comprehensiveness (period maps will typically either be much smaller-scale or cover a much smaller area). Currently only the maps for northern Italy are included here. Italian, English.