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Edwin J. Foscue Map Library

Foscue Map Library

Map of Virginia, 1625 (cropped); from SMU, CUL, DeGolyer Library

Research Guide

Locating Materials

Cataloging of maps is an ongoing project and only a fraction of the holding records are currently available in the library catalog. Please contact us at for a more accurate and complete indication of what is available.

Holdings (partial list)

  • USGS & State Geological Survey Topographic & Geologic Maps (current and historical)
  • International, National, Geographic and Thematic Maps and Atlases (including historical)
  • AAA US State and City Road Maps (1960-2010)
  • US National Park and National Forest Service Maps
  • NOAA Nautical & FAA Aeronautical Navigation Charts (selected)
  • US Department of Agriculture & State Agency Soil Survey Publications
  • Books and other aids for locating and understanding maps

Maps Research Guide

Please also see the Maps Research Guide for additional information about the Map Library holdings, cartography in general, other map collections and resources.

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