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BALTIMORE CITY
BALTIMORE CITY ARCHIVES
(Cartographic Records)
1730-1952
BRG12
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Since Baltimore's formation as a town in 1729, the city has accumulated a vast amount of cartographic records. Throughout these ...More


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Date Series Name Film Reels Description MSA Citation
Sub Series Details 1730-1964 Microfilmed Cartographic Records Maps and some architectural records microfilmed in 1964 and the majority destroyed. These records consist mostly of maps for the opening and closing of streets but also include bridge designs, railroad and other transportation routes, parks, docks and other harbor construction, general Baltimore maps, Burnt District map (1904), estates, and ...More

BCA BRG12-1
Sub Series Details 1729-1816 Jehu Bouldin Atlases Copies of older maps ordered to be made by the Mayor and City Council in February 1816. These maps were copied by Jehu Bouldin and approved by John Hargrove and Samuel Young in October 1816 when the project was completed. There are a total of sixty-six maps covering 1729-1816 and ...More

BCA BRG12-2
Sub Series Details 1767-1818 "Atlas 6" A collection of maps bound together in the nineteenth century. These are original maps submitted to the city register, all copied in Series 2. Most of the maps were completed by George G. Presbury and Jehu Bouldin. An artificial numbering system has been used since some of the maps originally ...More

BCA BRG12-3
Sub Series Details 1783-1878 "Atlas 5" A collection of maps bound together in the nineteenth century. The majority of these maps were completed before 1820 and thirty of these maps are duplicate copies of maps in Series 2 and 3. Most of the maps were completed by Jehu Bouldin and relate to surveys in the harbor, ...More

BCA BRG12-4
Sub Series Details 1792-1840 "Atlases 2 to 2 1/2" Atlases of maps bound together in the nineteenth century and covering the period 1792 to 1840, with the majority of maps completed in 1820-36. Of these maps only seven are duplicates of maps in Series 2 to 4, although they were probably duplicate copies of original maps as all are ...More

BCA BRG12-5
Sub Series Details 1729 Linen Tracings Linen tracings of maps completed under the direction of James W. Shirley of the Topographical Survey in 1904-06. Many of these maps are originals in the Baltimore City Archives including those in Series 2 (nos. 1-80), Series 5 (nos. 81-148), Series 4 (nos. 234-69), and Series 3 (nos. 270-336). Numbers ...More

BCA BRG12-6
Sub Series Details 1906 Atlas of the City of Baltimore, Maryland Published atlas map showing ward boundaries, street car lines, street names, and index numbers to a series of highly detailed maps. Specific area maps provide information relating to building uses and construction and house and block numbers. BCA BRG12-7
Sub Series Details 1896 Atlas of the City of Baltimore, Maryland Same as Series 7 except a decade earlier. BCA BRG12-8
Sub Series Details 1914 Square Mile Sheets Printings of atlas sheets of Baltimore City published in 1914 under the authority of the Topographical Survey Commission. Consists of thirty-six sheets covering the entire city. BCA BRG12-9
Sub Series Details 1794-1928 Miscellaneous Maps Assorted published maps of Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., 1794-1928. Microfilmed items include published maps of Baltimore Wards (1859, 1860, 1873, and 1888), Patterson Park (1876), and Druid Hill Park (1879). Also available is City Atlas of Baltimore, Maryland and Environs (Philadelphia: G. M. Hopkins, 1876) and detailed section maps ...More

BCA BRG12-10
Sub Series Details 1792-1912 Miscellaneous Maps A collection of manuscript and printed maps belonging to the municipal government transferred from temporary storage at the Peale Museum and concerning the following: "Lunn's Lot" and "Howard's Timber Neck" (1782-83); Fells Point (1787); harbor area (1794, 1814, 1819, 1902); Hilton Street (1824); Washington Monument Square (1829); York Avenue (1848); ...More

BCA BRG12-11
Sub Series Details 1885, 1887 Atlas of the City of Baltimore, Maryland Two volume atlas covering all areas north of Baltimore Street and similar in context to Series 7 and 8. Available on microfilm (BCA 219) BCA BRG12-12
Sub Series Details 1836-1867 "Plats, City of Baltimore No. 3" An atlas of maps recopied and bound in the midnineteenth century. The first dozen maps by municipal surveyors A. J. Bouldin and Owen Bouldin, 1836-40, were ordered recopied by res. 21 (1837) and res. 45 (1840). The remainder maps are contemporary copies by municipal surveyors Owen Bouldin, 1844-46, 1850, 1854; ...More

BCA BRG12-13
Sub Series Details 1840-1868 "Atlas B" An atlas of maps recopied and bound in the midnineteenth century. These maps were prepared by municipal surveyors Owen Bouldin, 1840, 1844, 1846, 1848, 1850, 1855; Thomas P. Chiffelle, 1849-52, 1854-56, 1859; A. J. Boudin, 1850-51; Gilbert H. Bryson, 1860-62, 1865-67; and Simon J. Martinet, 1868. These maps concern alley ...More

BCA BRG12-14
Sub Series Details 1730-1848 "Plats, City of Baltimore No. 4" A collection of nineteenth century manuscript copies of early Baltimore maps including surveys for various additions to the town, 1747, 1750, 1754, 1766, 1782-84, 1792; 1730 survey of the original town; 1773 survey of the town; 1786 tax map showing original tracts; 1805 map of "Philpots Addition" used in a ...More

BCA BRG12-15
Sub Series Details 1797-1828 "Early Additions to Baltimore Town" Assortment of manuscript plats and transcribed land records relating to parcels of property added at various times to the land area of Baltimore. It is not clear why this material was created or who prepared it. Restricted to microfilm (BCA 1057) BCA BRG12-16
Sub Series Details 1894-1895 Topographical Survey Files Correspondence between the chief engineer, the survey commission as a whole, and the city comptroller and one report of expenditures covering the period May-October 1893. The letters primarily concern fiscal and financial requests and questions but also reflect some of the survey's responsibilities (laying out street lines, preparing maps and ...More

BCA BRG12-17
Sub Series Details 1879-1952 Sanborn Insurance Atlases Published atlases showing streets, land use and ownership, and structures in Baltimore City. Similar in content to Series 7, 8, and 12. Also included are two volumes of the metropolitan area 1929-1967. There is a container listing available. BCA BRG12-18
Sub Series Details 1796-1935 Ward Map File This artificial collection contains originals, reprints, and copies of maps and plats that show the changing of the wards in the city throughout time. BCA BRG12-19
Sub Series Details Hampden-Woodbury Maps BCA BRG12-20