Digital Sanborn maps, 1867-1970. New York/New Jersey
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Digital Sanborn maps, 1867-1970. New York/New Jersey
Digital Sanborn Maps is a collection of large-scale landbook maps which includes information such as the outline of each building, the size and shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Textual information includes construction details, ownership and building use. Includes most of the fire insurance maps that were produced by the Sanborn Map Company from the mid-1880s to around 1950. The black and white digital images were produced from a microform of the Sanborn atlases in the Library of Congress collection. The microform is available at Avery Libray at F a7772. The digital collection is searchable by city and date.
Subject Keywords
architecture, urban planning, city planning, urban history, social history, urban design, geography
Resource Type(s)
Map & Atlas Collections
Contributors, Sponsors, Providers
Bell & Howell Information and Learning.
Sanborn Map Company.
Alternate Title(s)
Sanborn maps, 1867-1970 : New York/New Jersey
New York/New Jersey digital Sanborn maps
New York/NewJersey Sanborn maps
Search Related Subjects in CLIO
Fire insurance–New York (State)
Fire insurance–New Jersey
New Jersey
New York (State)
Cite As:
Digital Sanborn maps, 1867-1970. New York/New Jersey  [Ann Arbor, Mich.?] : Bell & Howell Information and Learning,
Other title(s): Sanborn maps, 1867-1970 : New York/New Jersey
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Access Restrictions
This resource is available only to current faculty, staff and students of Columbia University.

Last update: 2014-03-05