Fascimile reprints: The Perkins Map Collection does include some facsimile reprints of pre-1900 maps. These are arranged using Library of Congress call numbers and can also be found using the library catalog.
On the web: Some historic maps have been scanned by various other institutions and the images are available on the web.
Early 20th century USGS topographic maps: We have many maps in discontinued series (such as the 1:62,500 scale). Arranged by series (scale), then by state and quadrangle name.
Some indexes to help identify these older maps include:
Pre-1972 USGS topographic maps on microfilm: If you can't find an older map in our paper collection, we have all of the pre-1972 quadrangles for several states in the southeastern U.S. (AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA). Many of these date to the late 19th or early 20th centuries. Use the indexes mentioned above.
Older maps in our map collection include the following.