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Archives Map collection

Identifier: aarl.AMC-105-2010

Scope and Content Note

The Archives Map collection consists of printed maps of Africa, the Caribbean Islands, the World and the United States. There are approximately four hundred and thirty-five (435) items which were published between 1542 and 1987 by well known cartographers such as Sebastian Munster, Abraham Ortelius, and Williem Blaeu. Some of the maps on the surface appear to be duplicates but upon examination, are a variation of the same map but often with a different cartographer and date.

Each map in the item identification has the title, cartographer, publisher, date, and a brief description of the map. However, the information given does not include mathematic map data (scale, projection, coordinates of area covered, etc.), printer information, or physical description (dimensions in cm giving height and then width).

The maps are published in a variety of languages such as Arabic, English, French and Latin.


  • 1913-1998

Restrictions of Access


Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with the repository. Please contact the Archives Division of the Auburn Avenue Research Library to obtain permission to publish or reproduce.


435.0 items




The maps in this collection are arranged basically in chronological order and are housed in large flat archival boxes. * indicates extra large maps which are located in a flat file drawer 7.2.


Various sources of acquisition.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Martin.

Inventory of the aarl.AMC-105-2010aarl.AMC-105-2010
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2010 March 13
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Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303