Historical Maps

Historical Maps

Maps add a visual element to history. The State Archives and the State Library hold extensive map collections dealing with the Washington State and the surrounding region. Maps for this digital collection will be drawn from state and territorial government records, historic books, federal documents and the Northwest collection.

You can view a list of titles, or use the drop down boxes to select a time period or type of map. New maps will be added as they are scanned.

View a List of Maps

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Plug-in Required

In order to view the images, a DJVU plugin from Lizard Technologies is required. This free software allows you to display high-resolution (high-quality) images on a web site and provides useful tools, such as the ability to zoom in and out, pan, adjust color, etc.

When you select a page to display, the software is automatically installed if you are using Internet Explorer on a PC. Choose "Yes" when prompted to confirm the installation. If are using a Mac or a browser other than Internet Explorer, you will be directed to a page with downloading instructions.