Maps Collection

Drawn from the extensive cartographic holdings of The Texas Collection, the items in this collection focus primarily on North America and, specifically, Texas. Maps from French, Spanish, German and American sources detail the evolving geography and human settlement of North America over the course of more than 200 years.

For items dated prior to 1923, images and full metadata are available worldwide. For items created after 1923, metadata is available around the world, but images are restricted to access only on the Baylor University campus. Researchers may request off-campus access by emailing






User Notes :

The maps in this collection are presented at a resolution of 150 dpi, with no additional retouching to the online access files. This allows them to be presented as closely to identical as possible with their printed source materials. For access to high-resolution images for the purposes of scholarly research, please email

Items in this collection may not be reproduced for commercial use without prior written consent from Baylor University, The Texas Collection, Waco, Texas. Please email to make such a request.

Maps with [S.l] (Latin, without location)and/or [S.n.] (without name) in the Imprint field are maps whose publisher name and place of publication are unknown.


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Activity Note


This collection is considered an active collection. Items will be added periodically as they are acquired by Baylor University and processed through the Digitization and Digital Collection Preservation Services group.