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Historical Map Collections

About this Collection

A diverse collection of historical maps and illustrations, dating from 1503 to 1910, documenting the exploration and mapping of the world, the evolution of cartography, and the exploration and settlement of North America, collected by Andrew McCormick, a long-time faculty member of UBC's Department of Ophthamology. 

Andrew McCormick Maps and Prints at UBC Open Collections

This collection is available through UBC Library's Open Collections and can be viewed online. 

Colocating this Collection

Want to explore this collection but don't know where to start? We've created some links that can help you discover the material in this collection.


Catalogue Searching

Another way to locate materials in this collection is by using the UBC Library Catalogue to search. You can create your search by following these steps:

  • Type the location or area you would like the map to cover in the search bar. Then change the 'All Fields' drop down menu to 'Subject'
  • Limit the 'Location' drop down menu to 'Rare Books & Special Collections'
  • Limit the 'Type' drop down menu to 'Map'
  • Click Search!

UBC Library Catalogue

This collection has been collated in the catalogue under the term 'Andrew McCormick Collection'. To browse this collection online, please click here