Discover the way before GPS
In the 1800s, a century of global expansion, America was on the move. Maps of the rapidly developing western territories and foreign locations were essential.
The Leventhal Map Center has an important collection of an estimated 500 of these pieces of history. Over 100 years old, they are folded into book covers, and too fragile to be handled. An expert conservator is needed to remove the binding, flatten the map, repair cracks and tears, and place it in a protective mylar cover. Digitized and researched to create catalog data, these maps will become accessible for study and enjoyment, free to all.
Support for the conservation of these pocket maps makes a perfect gift for someone who cares about history, geography, beautiful artifacts, or free information in libraries, or expresses your own passion.
Your gift of just $250.00 will be recognized with a lovely acknowledgement card mailed to you, perfect for giving for the holiday season. When the next digitized pocket map is published online, you will receive an email with a link to your honoree’s name in the digitized public record.