Digital Sanborn Maps: New Jersey

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Sanborn Digital Maps: New Jersey

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This is a collection of 1237 large-scale maps of 265 New Jersey cities. 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, and the digital collection is searchable by city and date. The black and white digital images were produced from a microform of the Sanborn atlases in the Library of Congress collection. See here for more information.


Help is available via a link at the top of the screen. In particular, see Navigating the Sanborn Maps.

Dates covered

Date coverage varies by city; 1884-early 1950's. A complete list of the New Jersey cities, number of maps for each, and date coverage can be found here.

Updating frequency

Collection is complete.


The Sanborn Map Company.

Type of coverage

Digital maps.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Sanborn Maps Microfilm.

Producer/content provider

Sanborn Map Company; ProQuest

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


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