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Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography
SC.14  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography
    Dates: 1285 A.D - 2012
    Collection Number: SC.14
    Creator/Collector: Roy V. Boswell
    Extent: 3089 volumes, 1532 maps, 46 boxes (555 linear feet)
    Repository: California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
    Fullerton, California 92834-4150
    Abstract: The Collection for the History of Cartography was founded in 1971 by Roy V. Boswell and Ernest W. Toy, Jr., to provide a resource for scholarship and education in the history of cartography. The collection of 1500 maps illustrate the major themes in the history of cartography from c. 1375 to 1901, and it also comprises a large number of reference and scholarly works in cartography, geography, exploration, and navigation.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open to the public.

    Preferred Citation

    Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography. California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains 1532 maps and 3089 volumes of books, pamphlets and periodicals. The maps range in date from 1285 to 1900. The books, pamphlets and periodicals form a reference collection for the study of cartography, geography, exploration and navigation from ancient times to 1900. The books, pamphlets, and periodicals are 20th and 21st century imprints.

    Indexing Terms

    Maps
    Early maps
    Cartography - History

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