Library's Historical Maps Highlighted Online

Herman Schoel’s 1888 Map of the City of Birmingham and Suburbs.

Birmingham Public Library's (BPL) historical maps were recently highlighted in Cartographic Perspectives: Journal of the North American Cartographic Information Society. The article, written by former BPL Director George Stewart, discusses the history of the library's map collection as well as current efforts underway to catalog, conserve, digitize, and make all the map images accessible to the public.

The entire article is available online.  Many of the maps are available for viewing in BPL's Digital Collections Database

Benedetto Bordon’s 1528 [Oval Map of the World].