At a glance

Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections

Map collections & guides

The 270,000-sheet map collection is located on the mezzanine inside the Branner Library in the Mitchell Building. All maps in the Branner Library Map Collections are shelved by call number in the map cases and file cabinets.

Branner Library holds a number of unique and rare map collections.  Some of these collections are purely digital and others are in paper.  Below is a subset of those special collections.

This collection of 17th and 18th century maps depict California as an island.

Africa / Libya / Morland / mit allen kunigsreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden (Basel, ca. 1545)

Antiquarian maps from all over the world.

The David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University Libraries.

18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials

Antiquarian maps of Africa from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries.