This guide has been developed to assist students and researchers in searching for resources relating to historical maps and atlases in the UBC Library collection.
Visit UBC Rare Books and Special Collections to view maps published prior to 1900. At UBC Rare Books and Special Collections, the main focus of our historical map collection is British Columbia. Our printed and archival holdings include historical maps, charts, engineering and architectural drawings, atlases and globes. Geographical coverage includes maps and charts of pre-1900 British Columbia, North America, the Canadian Arctic and the Pacific Rim, pre-1800 world/hemispheres, and Japanese maps of the Tokugawa era.
To search for maps published after 1900, please visit the UBC Library Map Library.
If you want to continue your research beyond our collections, the links below will help guide you in searching the UBC Catalogue and other important databases and journals.
UBC Library Research Guides