Have you ever noticed how maps of glaciers and their topography are stunningly beautiful? Probably due to the contrast between glacier (white or blue) and other (dark) colours the maps are uniquely visible and readable.

Here I present some of the tops mountain glacier map picks that I could find over the Internet, publications, books and map sheets – mostly vintage, old date. Unfortunately resolution some of the images could be low, however, it can’t prevent from a mesmerizing effect that pictures are producing.

Vernagtferner1969_quick_corrected

Reinwarth (1973): Maps of Vernagtferner: 1969.
 Haumann and Honegger (1964):White Glacier, Canada

Haumann and Honegger (1964):White Glacier, Canada
Wright Glacier (1987)

Wright Glacier (1987)
 Schneider (1964). Lewis Glacier, Mount Kenya, 1963.

Schneider (1964). Lewis Glacier, Mount Kenya, 1963.
C. Perron. Mount St. Gothard (1885)

C. Perron. Mount St. Gothard (1885)
 Synoptic map of the Rhône Glacier 1:25000

Synoptic map of the Rhône Glacier 1:25000
Map of the Glacier System Mount Rainier, Washington (1896)

Map of the Glacier System Mount Rainier, Washington (1896)
 Nimrod Glacier 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)

Nimrod Glacier 1:250,000 topographic map (USGS)
Washburn, Bradford. “Mapping Mount Everest.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 42, no. 7, 1989, pp. 29–44. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/3824352.

Washburn, Bradford. “Mapping Mount Everest.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 42, no. 7, 1989, pp. 29–44. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/3824352.
 Ross Island 1:250,000 Topographic Reconnaissance Series (USGS)

Ross Island 1:250,000 Topographic Reconnaissance Series (USGS)

Do you want to find out about spatial position of the Earth’s glaciers? Check out:

https://www.smartcarto.com/maps/interactive-world-glacier-map-database/ – Interactive World Glacier Map Database

Further reading and sources:

https://wgms.ch/products_fog_maps/ – Glacier Map Collection
https://www.swisstopo.admin.ch/en/knowledge-facts/cultural-heritage-year-2018.detail.news.html/swisstopo-internet/news2018/didyouknow/180416.html
The map of the Rhône Glacier
https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/geology/publications/pp/387-B/sec6.htm – Emmons Glacier
http://tamcamp.org/discover/maps – Transantarctic Mountain Science maps
http://maps.apps.pgc.umn.edu – The Polar Geospatial Center


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