The overwhelming popularity of zombies may be a relatively recent phenomenon, but in alternate timelines, zombie attacks have been a problem for centuries. These alternate history maps outline the geography these undead epidemics and the measures taken to combat them.

Earlier this fall, AlternateHistory.com held a map-making contest detailing the effects of zombie outbreaks, vampire migrations and other supernatural events in alternate history. Among the entries is a map of the Scourge from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and a few other standouts (recommended by Metafilter).

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Maps of Zombie Outbreaks Throughout HistoryS

The Scourge of 1866

Maps of Zombie Outbreaks Throughout HistoryS

Essex County Cricket (& Zombie Eradication) Club

Maps of Zombie Outbreaks Throughout HistoryS

The Great Golem Uprising of 1848 — A non-zombie entry.