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Featured Maps! World Landmarks

Theme for the week: World Landmarks

Date November 12 – 27, 2019

Come take a spin around the globe by visiting our Map Collection room. During this feature we will be presenting maps that show selected famed and well-known world landmarks on every continent.

On display, there will be a panoramic map of London. Try finding The London Bridge! Or you could view our Londinium map to learn more about the Roman history of London.

You can see Cairo maps depicting ancient mosques throughout the city. These mosques have been around since the year 970. In addition, you can read about The Pyramids of Giza and the history that surrounds them.

The maps on display for this feature all range from being tourist maps, brochures, panoramas, and street maps. All interesting formats that will be sure to leave you with riveting facts about these famous landmarks.

Make sure to stop by the Map Collection Room to learn more about Egypt’s Nile Valley, Peru’s Machu Picchu, Chile’s Easter Island, Antarctica’s McMurdo Station, New York’s Statue of Liberty and many more worldwide landmarks!

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title: World heritage sites

by Unesco (2001)

Call Number: MAP G3201.E15 2001 .U6



Title: Al-Azhar to Sultan Hasan

by Society for the Preservation of the Architectural Resources of Egypt (1995)

Call Number: MAP G8304.C2 1995 .S6

Title: A tourist street map of Livingstone and Victoria Falls

by Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Federal Department of Trigonometrical and Topographical Surveys. (1959)

Call Number: MAP G8554.L5 1959 .R4

Title: Egypt’s Nile Valley

by National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1995)

Call Number: MAP G8202.N5 1995 .N2

Title: Guide to the Giza

by McKenty, R. F. (1997)

Call Number: MAP G8302.G5E15 1997 .G8



Title: Antarctica

by National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Call Number: MAP G9800 1987 .N6


Title: Beijing tourist map

by Di tu chu ban she (1982)

Call Number: MAP G7824.B3E635 1982 .T3

Title: Indonesia

by Nelles Verlag (2014)

Call Number: MAP G8090 2014 .N4



Title: Sydney Australia

by Duggan, Andrew, 1968- International Travel Maps (Firm) (2007)

Call Number: MAP G8964.S9E635 2007 .D8



Title: Londinium, a descriptive map and guide to Roman London

by Museum of London. Board of Governors. Great Britain. Ordnance Survey (410)

Call Number: MAP G5754.L7 410 .M8

Title: Moscow

by Davies, B. R. Clarke, W. B.; Baldwin & Cradock (1836)

Call Number: MAP G7004.M7 1836 .D2 Drawer 1 (Old Map)

Title: The ‘Rhinebeck’ Panorama

by Ralph Hyde and Peter Jackson (1810)

Call Number: MAP G5754.L7A3 1810 .R4


North America

Title: A bird’s-eye panoramic map of San Francisco

by Tomlinson, John, 1946 April 3- Picture Map Company (1976)

Call Number: MAP G4364.S5A3 1976 .T6

Title: New York

by Bollmann Bildkarten Verlag. New York, picture map in full color. (1962)

Call Number: MAP G3804.N4:2M3 1962 .B6

Title: New York City and Vicinity

by Georg Westermann Verlag (1962)

Call Number: MAP G3804.N4 1962 .G3


South America

Title: Archaeological map of Machu Picchu

by Machu Picchu Paleohydrological Survey. Wright, Kenneth R. (2000)

Call Number: MAP G5314.M2 2000 .M2 (Vertical File)

Title: Estado da Guanabara

by Holmes, Frank Roncesvalles, 1913- Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia (1969)

Call Number: MAP G5404.R6A3 1969 .H6

Title: International travel maps, Easter Island

by Multi Mapping Ltd. Sami, David.; Sami, Fabian (2006)

Call Number: MAP G9666.E635 2006 .M8


Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and the holiday season. To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings, Ben Andrews, and Virginia Parra.


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