Historic Norwegian “Amtskart” Maps

Continuing my series on maps, here is a beautiful historic map that covers all of Norway and clearly shows farm locations. Provided by Statens Kartverk, this map is actually a searchable composite map created by stitching together  multiple historic “Amtskartene” (county maps) drawn between 1826-1916. Each county had up to 4 separate maps; here, the map has been rectified so it joins together and overlays perfectly on a contemporary map. Use the tools in the map window below to view other areas, or to view the map in a larger window go to norgeskart.no and choose “Historical Map Series” then “Historisk Amtskart” in the menu on the left. 

The table under the map can help you determine the specific date for each region. DIS-Norge (a Norwegian genealogy association) allows paying members to download an individual county map from this series. Google Earth users can download GeoNorge’s geo-referenced KML file for the full pan, tilt and fly-through historic experience (but the GeoNorge server seems a bit sluggish). 

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Original map information

County (amt) Sheets Scale Year
Østfold (Smaalenene) 1 1:200.000 1826
Akershus 1 1:200.000 1827
Hedmark 3 1:200.000 1829
Vestfold (Jarlsberg-Laurvig amt) 1 1:200.000 1832
Oppland (Kristians amt) 3 1:200.000 1845-51
Buskerud 2 1:200.000 1854 & 1856
Telemark (Bratsberg) 2 1:200.000 1852 & 1857
Austagder (Nedenes) 2 1:200.000 1858-59
Vestagder (Lister og Mandal) 1 1:200.000 1862
Rogaland (Stavanger) 2 1:200.000 1860
Hordaland (søndre Bergenshus) 2 1:200.000 1867
Sogn og Fj. (n. Bergenshus) 4 1:200.000 1874-80
Møre og Romsd. (Romsdals) 4 1:200.000 1882-85
s. Trøndelag (s.Trondhjem) 3 1:200.000 1901-04
n. Trøndelag (n.Trondhjem) 3 1:200.000 1908, 1913, 1917
Nordland 2 1:600.000 1916
Troms (Tromsø) 4 1:200.000 1874
Finnmark 2 1:400.000 1870
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