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Maps & Geospatial: Sanborn Maps

Initially created to estimate fire insurance risks, the company's maps are frequently used for historical research, and for preservation and restoration efforts.

Other Sanborn Map Collections

sanborn fire insurance maps information chart

 

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. The online checklist is based upon the Library's 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions. The online checklist also contains links to existing digital images from our collection and will be updated as new images are added.

 

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