Maps have been used by people across diverse cultures to communicate ideas that range from land use to voting rights. Stanford Libraries has a wide collection of maps, from around the world and from different time periods, for use in your NHD projects.
To help you develop your project, this website provides:
• NHD topic ideas
• Design ideas for your exhibit or website project
• Guides to reading & analyzing maps
• Help with finding useful maps
• Where to look for additional resources
The New Mexico State Library has many historic maps in its collection. All historic maps must be used in the library. Please ask a librarian to see if we have a paper copy of the map you are interested in.
Fray Angélico Chávez History Library The institutional successor of New Mexico's oldest library (1851) and part of the Palace of the Governors, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is a non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present. It's map collection includes more than 5,000 items.
University of New Mexico Map and Geographic Information Center This collection is mostly maps of New Mexico, the Southwest and western United States, with a few maps of the world or other various places in the world. Some are original maps and some are facsimile reproductions, with dates ranging from the late 1400's to the early 1900's. The collection includes: topographic maps, Navajo Nation maps, New Mexico plat maps, New Mexico Road maps, and color versions of the New Mexico Sanborn maps.
Highlands University's Beisman Collection A unique collection of northeastern New Mexico survey and plat maps, field notebooks, plat descriptions, equipment, and business and legal records created by local surveyors, mostly Henry C. Beisman, other surveyors include J. B. Franzini and V. K. Jones. Search business papers, correspondence, plat descriptions, etc.
Cary's New Terrestrial Globe. Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835 ; Cary, William, 1818