Digital Sanborn Maps: New Jersey

Digital Sanborn Maps: New Jersey

Digital Sanborn Maps: New Jersey is a collection of 1237 large-scale maps of 265 New Jersey cities dating from 1884 through the early 1950s. To access the maps, select Browse and Explore and then select New Jersey. Then select a city and a date.

The maps include information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape, and construction materials, heights, and location of windows and doors. Textual information on the maps includes construction details, building use, and ownership. The Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The black and white digital images were produced from a microform of the Sanborn atlases in the Library of Congress collection.

Rutgers only has access to New Jersey maps on the Digital Sanborn Digital Maps platform. Rutgers does not have access to maps from any other region.

Dates covered

1884-early 1950s; Date coverage varies by city. ProQuest offers a complete list of the New Jersey cities, number of maps for each, and dates.

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