The map collection dates from the early exploration of Nevada and the Southwest to the present. Included are the series of nineteenth century military and railroad surveys and atlases; later state railroad and highway maps; mininggeological, water and topographical survey maps; and the official U.S. surveys as well as those created or annotated by individual geologists, hydrogeologists, and engineers.

Other significant material in the map collection includes 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), as well as plats and site plans created by real estate developers. There are both 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