This guide is designed to help you start your research with maps in the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division. Here, you will learn how to:
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The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division is one of the world’s premier map collections in terms of size, scope, unique holdings, diversity and intensity of use. Established in 1898, our holdings include more than 433,000 sheet maps and 20,000 books and atlases published between the 16th and 21st centuries. The collections range from the global to the local scale and support the learning and research needs of a wide variety of users.
Maps are utilized across numerous disciplines and can be effectively cross-referenced with other material types (i.e. archives, photos, street directories). If you fall into one of the categories below, you most likely have used, or will be using, a map at some point!
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