Historic map collection

Summary

Creator: University of Delaware. Library
Date(s): 1551-1995
Call Number: MSS 0947
Language: Materials primarily in English.
Abstract: The Historic map collection comprises nearly 1000 maps dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. The majority of the maps depict North America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but the collection also holds early maps of the New World, maps of Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa, as well as world maps and atlases. Although this is a comprehensive collection, Delaware state maps; maps of the Middle Atlantic Region; and charts of Delaware Bay make up the most extensive part of the collection.
Physical Description: 993 items
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift and purchase, various dates
Processing Information: Processed by Laura Cochrane and Theresa Hessey, 2001-2002. Encoded by Jaime Margalotti, February 2021. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard