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

Historical & Thematic Map Collection

The Map Library contains approximately 200,000 historical maps and cartographic resources, including a wide variety of city and street maps, population, demographic, statistical, population, political, and planning maps, among others. The Map Library’s holdings are international in scope and contain historical and thematic maps from the cities and regions of the United States, North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, South-East Asia, East Asia, Africa, and Oceania, as well as general world maps, hemispheric, and polar maps. Collection strengths include maps of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, the Bay Area, and Western American, including California.