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Manuscript Group 11
MAP COLLECTION
1681-1973
48 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.




Map Listings (Thematic) - Please Note: Maps #s from roughly Map #940-1083 are NOT included in the Thematic Listings
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