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AGS Library Cartographic Collections

General Maps Globes
Charts Wall Maps
Rare Materials AGSL Digital Collections
Atlases Microforms
Fire Insurance Atlases

Cartographic collection

General Maps

The AGS Library has over 520,000 maps of all types covering the world at a wide range of scales. Included are the major national topographic series, navigational charts detailing the Earth’s coastlines and a wealth of thematic maps treating the full range of physical and human factors.

The oldest orginal map in the AGS Library holdings is the MappaMundi, by Venitian cartographer Giovanni Leardo, which dates from 1452. Over 600 maps can be view in the AGS Library's Digital Map Collection. In addition, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sanborn Fire Insurance maps are also online here.

 

Charts

The AGS Library cartographic collection includes navigational charts at a variety of scales and publication dates, produced by the following agencies:

  • Matthew Fontaine Maury winds and currents charts (click here for holdings information or for charts in the digital collections)
  • United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
  • National Ocean Service
  • United States Navy Hydrographic Office
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • The Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) (now the National Imagery and Mapping Agency)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Military Silk Maps (holdings information)
  • Manuscript maps of Captain James Cook

The collection also includes nautical charts produced by foriegn countries including:

 

Argentina
Australia
British Admiralty
Brazilian
Chilean
Danish
Dutch
Estonian
Finland

France
Equatorial Africa
Germany
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Mozambique
Norway
Peru

Poland
Portugal
Russia
South Africa
Spanish
Swedish
Uruguay
USSR
Yugoslavia

AGS Library Collection Development Plan

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