The Smithsonian Institution, since the earliest days, has sent its researchers on expeditions to fulfill the mission of increasing and diffusing knowledge. These researchers usually relied on maps to plan and guide their quests. Efforts have been made recently to organize the maps that have accumulated over the years in the National Museum of Natural History. This website is a result of those efforts.
The catalog currently includes 25971 distinct maps covering 17961 subjects, with 24815 images available for viewing. You can search for details about any of the maps using four different methods.
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