Historical Map Collections

Looking for print maps?

If you're looking for a historical map for a certain area, try looking in the UA Libraries Print Map Collection or through one of the external collections linked under Additional Collections.


UA Libraries Print Map Collection

The library's Map Collection is on the 1st floor of the Main Library. All of the maps held in the library are listed in library search.

Most of the historic maps (pre-1930) are available by request through Special Collections, although you will find copies of some historic maps in the Map Collection.

You’ll find atlases and gazetteers using library search and located in Main Reference and Main stacks.

Current maps for Tucson and the UA campus are available at the Information and Reference Desks in the Main Library.

Locate Aerial Photographs
For archived aerial photography for Tucson and greater Arizona, check out our library records here.

Learn about Map Scale
Use this guide to understand the different scale found on maps in our map collection.

Additional Online Collections

Library of Congress, American Memory Project

David Rumsey Collection

American Geographical Society Online Maps and Photos

New York Public Library Map Collection

Maps of the Pimeria Alta

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

ProQuest Sanborn, Arizona

University of Texas Austin Map Collection Historical Maps

The Digital Gallery