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The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps


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The Crown Collection is an oft-cited but difficult-to-find compilation of historical maps of the United States. Series I-III contain colonial-period maps in British archives, and Series IV-V contain Archer Hulbert's tracings of nineteenth-century trails in the American West.

The digital facsimiles presented here were mostly scanned from the originals in the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Maps missing from the UNC set were photographed at the Library of Congress (LC) and inserted into the electronic files posted here. The LC maps are: ser. I, vol. 1, maps 12, 14, 16-17, 24-25; ser. I, vol. 2, maps 28-29; ser. III, maps 7-8. It should be noted that some of the UNC maps are badly faded and have lost considerable detail. Unfortunately, in a few cases the lines on these faded maps had been re-inked, an attempt at restoration that did more harm than good. Among the maps that show evidence of such "restoration" are: ser. I, vol. 1, maps 43-44; ser. I, vol. 5, maps 41-42. The first page of the list of maps in the introduction of ser. I, vol. 1 was tipped in from the set at the Orton Memorial Library of Geology, Ohio State University, courtesy of Mary Woods Scott.

[The documents on this site were compiled by Vincas P. Steponaitis. Please email comments and suggestions to him at vps@email.unc.edu.]
 


  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1907: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series I, Vol. 1. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-50 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1907: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series I, Vol. 2. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-50 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1907: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series I, Vol. 3. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-48 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1907: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series I, Vol. 4. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-48 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1907: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series I, Vol. 5. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-50 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1910: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series II, Vol. 1. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-49 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1910: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series II, Vol. 2. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-50 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1910: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series II, Vol. 3. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-50 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1910: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series II, Vol. 4. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-50 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1910: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series II, Vol. 5. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-50 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1915: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series III. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction [PDF]
    • Sheets 1-25 [PDF]
    • Sheets 26-50 [PDF]
    • Sheets 51-75 [PDF]
    • Sheets 76-100 [PDF]
    • Sheets 101-125 [PDF]
    • Sheets 126-150 [PDF]
    • Sheets 151-175 [PDF]
    • Sheets 176-200 [PDF]
    • Sheets 201-225 [PDF]
    • Sheets 226-250 [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1920: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series IV, Vol. 1. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction and maps [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1920: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series IV, Vol. 2. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction and maps [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1920: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series IV, Vol. 3. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction and maps [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1920: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series IV, Vol. 4. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction and maps [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1920: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series IV, Vol. 5. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction and maps [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1920: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series IV, Vol. 6. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction and maps [PDF]

  • Hulbert, Archer B.
    1930: The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. Series V, Vol. 1. Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland.
    • Introduction and maps [PDF]