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McKeldin Map Collection

Guide to the map collection on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library.

Road Maps and Travel Guides

Our collection includes current road atlases/gazetteers, published by DeLorme and ADC, for Maryland counties and states in the Mid-Atlantic region. These items are shelved in the map collection near the public access workstation. Like USGS topographic maps, they depict natural features, such as topography and bodies of water, as well as political and administrative boundaries (e.g., ZIP codes and subdivisions), manmade features (roads, buildings, cemeteries, mass transit lines) and tourist and recreational attractions, such as historic sites, lighthouses, campgrounds, and scenic drives.

There are also road, tourist, and travel maps/guides for the 50 states and hundreds of foreign cities and countries. Most of these items were published by non-governmental organizations (AAA, local tourism boards), corporate entities (Michelin, Shell Oil), or state/local governments; they are not U.S. government publications.

These maps are not collected systematically, and many are not current. They are best used as a source of historical geography, particularly for users interested in large- and very large-scale depictions of domestic and foreign cities.