A "Slave Map" is a map that was produced to graphically illustrate the
relative proportion of free and slave populations in a state or county.
Some maps used colors to convey this information, while others used a
gray scale, with the darker areas representing areas with proportionally
more slaves. For your research and perusal, we have compiled an
extensive collection of original Slave Maps. Also included are maps
show Northern and Southern States in different shades, or simply show
"The South", with the slave population presented in tabular form on the
Legend of the map. Click on the
Thumbnails Below to be taken to a larger view of the map of interest.