Maps in Books
What can I find here?
The Society has digitally reproduced hundreds of maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals that cover all aspects of Wisconsin and American history. The maps are grouped as follows:
American Journeys Maps
102 maps ranging from 1492-1850, complied from American Journeys, a digital library and learning center of eyewitness accounts of early American exploration and settlement.
Wisconsin County Histories Maps
35 maps from 90 volumes.
Wisconsin Historical Collections Maps
14 maps ranging from 1856-1914, compiled from 20 volumes.
Wisconsin Magazine of History Maps
Hundreds of maps ranging from 1917-present, compiled from more than 2,000 articles.
How is it organized?
- The original paper maps are widely scattered throughout books and journals in the Society's Library.
- Only a few of these maps are located in the Archives' maps and atlases.
- Maps in Books can be browsed by clicking on a link below. They are not searchable at this time. Note: These maps generally do not display the same high level of detail as most of our online maps.