Thousands of maps and images available for free digital access
The Leventhal Map & Education Center has one of the most significant digital collections of any North American map library. We encourage all kinds of research and exploration into our collections through digital access, and seek to make digital material available on the most permissive licenses possible.
Our materials are mainly available on two online repositories, both of which are free to access without registration.
For more information on advanced searches of the full scope of our collections, see the Searching the Collections page. This tool will allow you to run a quick search across the Digital Collections portal and Internet Archive. Open quick search in a new window
All objects in the Digital Collections portal are available for access through the International Image Interoperability Format (IIIF). To access the IIIF Manifest for an object, add the suffix
/manifest.json to the end of the
collections.leventhalmap.org URL. For example, the Manifest of the Bonner map of Boston can be found here.
JSON search results of the Digital Collections portal are available at the endpoint
https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search.json, which takes the same query parameters as the search portal. For example, a search returning results for the keyword “Boston neck” can be found here.