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Map Resources

Below you will find a link to some of our favorite sites and sites we find very useful for our own research and enjoyment. Feel free to suggest a link.

Digital Images of American Maps

Rumsey Map Collection
Over 10,000 images from the Atlas & Map Collection of David Rumsey, one of the largest private collections of American maps and atlases formed in the 20th Century.

National & Regional Collections

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
The United States Library of Congress holds one of the largest map collections in the World. An excellent resource for American map collectors.

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
The United States Library of Congress holds one of the largest map collections in the World. An excellent resource for American map collectors.

La Jolla Antique Map Museum
If you are in the San Diego area, we highly recommend visiting the Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla.

Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine
Harold Osher's contribution to the University of Southern Maine is a remarkable achievement. Lots of maps and scholarship available on this site.

British Library, Map Collection
The British Library holds one of the finest collections of maps in the world and is actively digitizing its holdings.

Newberry Library
The Newberry Library of Chicago holds one of the largest library collections of maps and atlases in the United States.

New York Public Library, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
The New York Public Library map collection is one of the finest collections of maps and atlases in the world.

National Library of Australia
One of our favorite sites for rare and exotic maps of the World, Australia and Southeast Asia.

University Collections

Harvard Map Collection
Harvard's map collection is one of the finest institutional collections in the world.

Yale Map Collection
Yale's map collection spans several of its major libraries and is one of the largest collections of American maps in the World.

University of Georgia, Hargett Library Rare Map Collection
Excellent source for maps of Colonial America and the Southeast

University of Minnesota, James Ford Bell Library
Excellent collection, with lots of digital images and special feature exhibits.

University of Texas, Perry-Castaqeda LibraryMap
Excellent map collection, with emphasis on Texas and the American Southwest.

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Map Division
The map collection has been assembled to document the expansion of geographical knowledge of the Americas from the 15th through the 19th centuries, with particular strengths in North American military history, frontier expansion, and the history of cartography itself.

Map Society Links

International Map Collectors Society

ANZMaps

Boston Map Society

California Map Society

Brussells International Map Collectors Circle

Chicago Map Society

New York Map Society

Philip Lea Phillips Society (Library of Congress)

Rocky Mountain Map Society

Scottish Maps Forum

Society For Historic Discoveries

Texas Map Society

Washington Map Society

William P. Cumming Map Society