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Historic Map Works Library Edition: Results

Historic Map Works™ Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 1.5 million high-resolution, full color historic maps.

Results Page Options

The Results page can reveal much about the maps found while searching:

1. Additional Information

The fountain pen icon denotes atlases which include illustrations. The globe icon denotes map groups which can be found by an address search and are overlayable in the Historic Earth viewer.

2. Tabs

When both atlases and maps are found the results will parse into two tabs: Atlases & Maps. Click on the tab of the content you would like to explore.

3. Sortable Columns

Click the column title to resort the results list. Click"Name" to sort A-Z, and click again to sort Z-A. Click "Maps" once to sort by least number of maps per group, and click twice to sort by most number of maps per group. Click "Publisher" once to sort by the publisher's name A-Z; click twice to sort Z-A. Click "Date" once to sort by the oldest record first*; click twice to sort by the most recent record first.

*Incomplete dates or items with an unknown specific date (i.e., 194*) will appear first when sorting the Date column by oldest record first.

4. Click to View

Each item on the results list is displayed with a hyperlinked Name. Click the name of the result you wish to explore.

Results Page

Below is an example of a Historic Map Works™ Library Edition Results page. When viewing a results page, note that some may have more than one map associated and some of those collections may contain illustrations and/or overlay options denoted by a pen nib and globe respectively. The number of available maps in each atlas collection is noted in the second column, labeled Maps.

To view standalone maps or directories that align with the location being browsed, click the Maps or Directories tab when visible.


Once you have clicked on a title, one of two pages will appear. 1) Group of maps from an atlas will display as thumbnails (noting the number of maps listed in the second column of the results page). Click a thumbnail or title of the image to launch the image viewer (see below). 2) A single item will immediately open in the image viewer.

See the Viewing Maps page to learn more about using the image viewer.