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 map from the Southern Nevada and Las Vegas: History in Maps digital project 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