Manuscript Group 11 MAP COLLECTION 1681-1973
48.50 cubic feet
More than one thousand historical maps, arranged in eight major sub-groups: 1
) Colony and Commonwealth; 2) Counties; 3) Townships; 4) Cities and Boroughs;
5) Boundaries, Geology, Natural Resources, Parks, Topography; 6) Transportation
(Indian trails, roads and turnpikes, rivers and streams, canals, railroads, air,
etc.); 7) Military and Battlefields (French and Indian War, Revolutionary War,
Civil War). 8) Vignettes. The maps indicate the locations of various surface features,
including forges, furnaces, coal mines, gristmills, sawmills, lumber camps, etc.
Selected county maps and atlases, dating from the 1850s through the 1870s, have
been scanned and are now available for viewing online, as are the collection of Fowler Birdseye Views which comprise Map #567.