This collection presents maps and atlases from 1840 to present day depicting land parcels, historic businesses, residences, and other places of note. In addition to maps of Seattle which form the bulk of the materials, the collection also includes maps from the United States Exploring Expedition led by Charles Wilkes in the 1840s. These maps were digitized as part of on ongoing conservation project for the volumes housed in the Seattle Room.
Other notable items in the collection are a digitized version of the 1905 Baist's Real Estate Atlas of Seattle and an 1889 King County Atlas (both searchable by indexed maps) and our Historic Map Resources Guide. This guide shows Seattle survey and street maps, original land transfers, 1937 aerial photographs and more through a searchable map organized by township, section and range.
For more digitized historical Seattle maps and atlases, visit the Library's Local History webpage.