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Rare Maps
Held in Archives & Research Collections

McMaster University Library


McMaster University Library is fortunate to possess a rich collection of rare, antique maps. The oldest map in the collection was published in Johannes Reger's edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia of 1486.
The collection is an indispensible teaching resource providing students with the opportunity to examine cartography as not just a tool for navigation but as a work of art or an expression of power, cultural worldview and chronicle of scientific advancement.
Reproduction copies of these maps may be viewed in
the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection.
Original maps may be viewed in the Library's
Archives & Research Collections Division.

Contact: mapref@mcmaster.ca