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The historic map holdings of the Sheridan Libraries are found in three different collections, each with their own strengths: Government Publications, Maps and Law Department of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (GPML); the George Peabody Library; and the John Work Garrett Library.
This website provides a unified guide to the historic maps in all three collections with an emphasis on maps relating to Maryland. The maps are divided geographically, and then chronologically within each geographic division. Where possible, we have provided images of the full map or the cartouche. This site is intended as a finding aid to the collections with information about the maps but not providing surrogates for research purposes.
GPML's historic holdings highlight Baltimore City and Maryland from the mid-nineteenth through the twentieth century. The collection contains road maps, souvenir and tourist maps, and topographical maps.
The George Peabody Library's strength lies in maps of early nineteenth-century Baltimore, including a complete set of city directory maps; topographical maps of Maryland counties; charts of the Chesapeake Bay from the late nineteenth through early twentieth century; maps related to military campaigns, and railroad maps. Of the three collections, it is also the strongest in historic maps of other countries and the world.
The John Work Garrett has a small but fine group of maps documenting seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Maryland.