Map Library

  • Sanborn Map of LA Plaza

    Geography Map Library

  • Panorama of Sanborn Research Room
  • Image of San Francisco topo map
  • Map of Mexico
  • Street Map of Pacoima
  • Title Insurance Map
  • World Wonders 1939 Map

Aerial Photograph Collection

The Map Library's Aerial Photograph Collection contains approximately 5,000 historical aerial photographs of Los Angeles, as well as some coverage of neighboring counties in southern California. To access the air photo collection, please contact the Map Library to make an appointment.


San Fernando Valley

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1921-31SpenceObliqueNA
1928Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:18,000
1938Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:28,740
1949Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:24,000
1952-54U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical1:20,000
1955Whitehurse Aerial SurveyObliqueNA
1960Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:14,400
1975-77Metrex Management CorporationVertical1:31,400
1989I.K. CurtisVertical1:36,000

Los Angeles County

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1952-54U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical1:20,000
1989I.K. CurtisVertical1:36,000
1995Hammon, Jensen & WallenVertical1:26,000