Historic Maps

Historic Maps show development for specific time periods, and often show ownership and land use. Access to these maps is often restricted. Contact the archives ahead of time to clarify if the map you are looking for is available.


SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Bestor, Norman, Plan of the Pueblo de San Jose with Reeds Addition. Herrmann Map #1258, 1849, Office of the County Surveyor.

Brainard Agricultural Atlas, Henry A. Brainard, 1885-1890. California Room, SJPL, and online at calisphere, courtesy of the California Room.

Clayton, J. A., Map of the City of San José. San Francisco: Britton and Rey, 1886. California Room, SJPL, and online at Library of Congress.

Harriman, F.G., Block Books of the City of San Jose, Santa Clara County. Compiled from Official Records by F.G. Harriman, 1909. Office of County Surveyor (photocopy at California Room, SJPL).

Herrmann Bros. Official Map of the County of Santa Clara, 1890. Outer wall, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Chambers, and online at Library of Congress.

Herrmann, A. T., and C. Herrmann. Field Books, 18??–19??. Office of the County Surveyor.

Lyman, C.S., Plan of a Part of the Pueblo of San Jose Exhibiting the Positions of the Present Buildings of the Town, 1848.

McMillan, J. G. Field Books, 1922–1938?. Office of the County Surveyor.

McMillan, J. G. Official Map of Santa Clara County, 1903. California Room, SJPL.

McMillan, J. G. Official Map of Santa Clara County, 1914. California Room, SJPL.

McMillan and McMillan. Official Map of Santa Clara County, 1929. Sourisseau Academy at Special Collections, SJSU.

San Jose, City of, Zoning Maps, 1929-1953. Department of Planning, Building, & Code Enforcement, City of San Jose.

Sanborn Map and Publishing Co. Fire Insurance Maps of San José and other Santa Clara County cities, 1884–1968. Original maps are maintained at the California Room, SJPL, History San Jose Archives, and other city libraries. The Union List of Sanborn and Other Fire Insurance Maps for California (an index) by Philip Hoehn can be found at the UC Berkeley library.

Santa Clara County of, Recorded Maps.  Clerk-Recorder’s Office; Microfiche copies available at the County of Santa Clara Planning Department and the Office of the Surveyor.

Santa Clara County School District Maps, 1943 (updated to 1960). Office of the County Surveyor.

Thomas Bros. Block Book of San Jose, Volumes 1 - 4. Los Angeles: Thomas Bros., 1924.

Thompson & West, Historical Atlas Map of Santa Clara County, California, 1876. California Room, SJPL, and online at at David Rumsey Map Collection.

USGS Maps. All of the below are available at the UC Berkeley Earth Sciences and Map Library

United States Geological Survey. Palo Alto 15 minute Quadrangle, 1899, 1940, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1961.

United States Geological Survey. San Jose 15 minute Quadrangle, 1899, 1942, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1961.

United States Geological Survey. Calaveras Reservoir 7.5 minute Quadrangle, 1953, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1980.

United States Geological Survey. Castle Rock Ridge 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Chittenden 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Cupertino 7.5 minute Quadrangle, 1953, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1980, 1991.

United States Geological Survey. Gilroy 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Gilroy Hot Springs 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Lick Observatory 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Loma Prieta 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?

United States Geological Survey. Los Gatos 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Milpitas 7.5 minute Quadrangle, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1980.

United States Geological Survey. Mindego Hill 7.5 minute Quadrangle, 1955, 1961, 1968, 1980, 1991, 1997.

United States Geological Survey. Morgan Hill 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Mount Sizer 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Mount Madonna 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Mountain View 7.5 minute Quadrangle, 1953, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1981, 1991, 1997.

United States Geological Survey. Pacheco Peak 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. Palo Alto 7.5 minute Quadrangle, 1953, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1991, 1997.

United States Geological Survey. San Felipe 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.

United States Geological Survey. San Jose East 7.5 minute Quadrangle, 1953, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1980.

United States Geological Survey. San Jose East 7.5 minute Quadrangle, 1953, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1980.

United States Geological Survey. Santa Teresa Hills 7.5 minute Quadrangle, dates?.


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