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Geography and Map Reading Room (Geography and Map Division)
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About the Geography & Map Division
History and Background
Geography and Maps: An Illustrated Guide

Reference Services
Reference Policy
Guides to the Collections
Map Reproductions

Digital Collections
Online Map Collections: 1500-2004
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Activities
Acquisitions, Cataloging,
Collection Management
, Exhibitions

Programs
Philip Lee Phillips Society

External Links
Online Resources

1507 world map (panel)
Universalis Cosmographia
Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 world map

Online Maps
Geography & Map Division
Map Collections:
1500-2004
Location:
101 Independence Ave. SE
Madison Bldg, Room LM B01
Washington, D.C. 20540-4650
Contact Information
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Hours:
Weekdays, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Closed Weekends
& Federal Holidays

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The Geography and Map Division (G&M) has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5 million maps, 72,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, and numerous plastic relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including electronic. The online Map Collections represents only a small fraction that have been converted to digital form. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are in public domain, meaning those which are not covered by copyright.

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