The University Libraries has recently added close to 3,000 plat maps from the State Land Office to the digital archive. These maps date from 1870 to 1988, with the bulk having been created before 1930. They feature the work of surveyors tasked with documenting land divisions in the state. The surveyorsdrafted and colored the maps by hand, making them unique artifacts that document the mapmaking craft, as well as the history of Nevada.
As part of this project, the Libraries’ Metadata and Cataloging and Digital Services units enhanced the data used to describe the maps, allowing users to filter searches by township, range, surveyor, and notable locations.
More Than 3,000 Rare Nevada Land Office Maps Digitized and Now Available Online From U. of Nevada Libraries
Filed by July 14, 2020on