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Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970: Additional Materials

Digital SanbornĀ® Maps (1867-1970) delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.

Additional Documentation

Recommended Reading

We are often asked to recommend an authoritative book that discusses the Sanborn Maps.  Although it is currently out of print, one of our favorite books is Fire Insurance Maps: Their History and Applications by Diane L. Oswald. We suggest using WorldCat to find a copy near you!

Citation: Oswald, Diane L. Fire Insurance Maps: Their History and Application. College Station, Texas: Lacewing Press, 1997.