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Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fire insurance maps provide information on building footprints, building use (e.g., residential, commercial, industrial, etc.), building materials, building height, street names and addresses, property boundaries, location of water mains and fire hydrants, and more.

Fire Insurance Maps: North America

Brandeis Library has a subscription to the Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970), which includes access to black & white Sanborn fire insurance maps for the entire United States. The Library of Congress also provides access to a number of Sanborn maps, including color-coded maps.

Fire Insurance Maps: Middle East

Fire Insurance Maps: Europe

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Keys