Topographic Maps

Harvard Map Collection's maps displaying topographic features.
A Soviet topographical map of the area around Worcester, Mass., 1985. View Details.
Harvard Map Collection

Topographic maps display relief features, water features, and cultural features.

The Map Collection's topographic maps include, among other sets, USGS maps of the entire U.S., Canadian Topographic System maps, and military topographic surveys from governments around the world.

Accessing These Materials

You can find many of the topographical series in HOLLIS. Our USGS series (1:24,000; 1:100,000; 1:250,000) are not generally cataloged in HOLLIS. You can request them in the Map Collection's reading room by quadrangle. USGS maps can also be found at the USGS's website.


Harvard Map Collection