HISTORY: This collection was donated to the Mercantile Library by a collector of regional county atlases, American view books, and prints, by his heirs in 1989. The prints supplement the Mercantile Library's large collection of bound county atlases and nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals, and constitute an additional resource for the study of American town planning and early landscape and urban design.
SCOPE: Separate maps, prints, and loose plates of cities and towns, agricultural scenes, and American historical views, some watercolor engravings, or color lithographs.
HOLDINGS: Approximately 2000 images in 10 linear feet.
ACCESS: Special Collection M-120 is a reference source organized loosely by state. It is boxed and un-inventoried. Portions of the collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned, or photographed.