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The map collection dates from the early exploration of Nevada and the Southwest to the present.

The collection includes:

Other significant material in the map collection include:

  • A comprehensive series of Las Vegas city maps
  • Government land office surveys and plats (including the original U.S. Land Office survey maps of Clark County)
  • Plats and site plans created by real estate developers
  • Physical and topographic maps of Clark County
Example historical map showing greater Las Vegas.
Many maps in our collection are available online as part of  our digital project Southern Nevada and Las Vegas: History in Maps which features nearly 400 historical maps