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Pocket Maps

Pocket maps were intended to be carried and used during travel. The maps are usually small in size and fold neatly into a leather or paperboard binding. There are over four hundred of these maps in the collection, ranging in date from the 1820's through the end of the nineteenth century. State and city maps are found in the pocket map collection, as well as numerous maps showing railroad and steamboat lines, mining claims, and territorial divisions in the western settlements. Some are annotated by previous owners, showing preferred routes or noting hotels and other points of interest.

- Lauren Hewes, Special Assistant in Graphic Arts

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