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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

Maps at Georgetown University

Definition

A pocket map is a separately issued, folded map that was designed for portability. They are sometimes referred to as case mapsIn the United States, retail pocket maps appeared on the market around the 1820s from map makers like H. S. Tanner and S. A. Mitchell; they were often associated railroad travel. [Crowe, J. The Map Room. http://www.maproomblog.com/2011/02/pennsylvania_pocket_maps.php]

Pocket Maps

  • The travellers pocket map of Louisiana Location: Book-Individual Maps
  • The tourist's pocket map of the State of Georgia: exhibiting its internal improvements, roads, distances, &c./  Location: Book-Individual Maps
  • Rand, McNally & Co.'s indexed county and railroad pocket map and shippers guide of West Virginia Location: Book-Individual Maps
  • Rand, McNally & Co's indexed county and township pocket map and shippers' guide of Maryland and Delaware :  Location: Book-Individual Maps
  • Rand, McNally & Co.'s indexed county and railroad pocket map and shippers' guide of Virginia :  Location: Book-Individual Maps

Location

The pocket maps in this collection can be found in the Book - Individual Maps section.

Example of pocket map

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