Civil War Collection

This page of the Historical Map and Chart Collection is dedicated to highlighting a series of maps and/or charts on a rotational basis. 

Today’s Featured Collection is “Charting a More Perfect Union


Surface Currents of the Great Lakes

A book published by the Weather Bureau about currents of the Great Lakes, deduced from the movements of bottle papers during the seasons of 1892 1893 and 1894.


New York Bay and Harbor

This collection illustrates the changes in design of nautical charts over the years.


International Boundary, Along the 141st Meridian

A set of maps prepared for the International Boundary Commission detailing the boundary between The United States and Canada from the Arctic Ocean to Mount St. Elias.

King Plats of Washington

A collection of reprints by the Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1884 of King plats of Washington, DC which were originally made in 1803.


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