Maps and Atlases in Our Collections | Wisconsin Historical Society

Maps and Atlases in Our Collections

Maps and Atlases in Our Collections

Maps and Atlases

The Society houses more than 25,000 maps and atlases in its Archives. The majority focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the United States and Canada. About 80 percent of the collection predates 1900.

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Hundreds of maps can also be viewed in our other digital collections

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Hundreds of maps can also be viewed in our other digital collections.

Browse 102 maps ranging from 1492-1850, compiled from 'American Journeys', a digital library and learning center of eyewitness accounts of early American exploration and settlement.

Browse hundreds of maps ranging from 1917-present, compiled from more than 2,000 articles.

View 39 online maps published in the 90 Wisconsin county history books.

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We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History.Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

Surveyors' Field Notes and Plat Maps .Hand-drawn township plat maps and surveyors field notes about tree cover, soils, streams, rock outcroppings, villages, trails and roads from 1833-1866.