Situated at a major crossroads of world trade, Armenia has been appearing on maps since the very concept of cartography arose. Even when no Armenian political state existed, the Armenian homeland was clearly marked “Armenia” as a geographic region. The museum’s map holdings range from unique handmade examples to rare 18th century editions, commercial publications and contemporary tourist maps of Yerevan. The museum has a wide selection of historic maps, many of which may be viewed in the Museum database.