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About this collection

This digital collection includes individual printed maps of the District of Columbia, the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, and the region. This collection covers a variety of neighborhoods, subjects, and types of maps. Please note that digitized real estate atlases (also known as plat books) are in a separate collection on Dig DC (see Maps: Real Estate Plat Books).  

 

Additional maps are currently being selected for digitization and will appear in the online collection as the digital surrogates are made and cataloged. Maps are selected for digitization based on patron use, condition, research value, and existing online availability.

 

The Washingtoniana Map Collection consists of more than 8,000 print and microfiche maps from 1612 to the present documenting the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These include real estate atlases, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, and many others covering a variety of topics and created by many sources for many different purposes. Real estate atlas holdings include plat books published by Hopkins (1877-1890s) and Baist (1903-67). The entire Washingtoniana Map Collection is available in the Washingtoniana Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 

 

Learn more about the Washingtoniana Map Collection on the map collection's web page.

 

To view all digitized city and regional maps, click the "Browse All" button at the top of this page.

 
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