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Bird's eye view of the city of Santa Fé, N.M. 1882. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 

Searching the Catalog

Tips for searching the catalog (not all of our maps are cataloged, so if you don't find what you need ask a librarian).

  • Use the Advanced Search page
    • ‚ÄčLocation (example: Santa Fe)
    • Features (example: National Forest)
    • Type (example: Topographic)
  • Limit the search to PRINTED MAPS


Glossaries & Dictionaries

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection Glossary of Cartographic Terms

ESRI GIS Dictionary: Look up terms related to GIS operations, cartography, and Esri technology.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesThe Getty vocabularies are intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture and material culture. The TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places in TGN include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Information about current and historical places is included.


Amy Schaefer, Southwest Librarian

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Amy Schaefer
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM