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Maps & Atlases

Special Collections maintains maps and atlases of Long Island and New York State, dating back to the seventeenth century with Willem Janszoon Blaeu's New Belgium and New England (circa 1640). The map and atlas collections can be searched in STARS, the University Libraries' online catalog.

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Frederik de Wit. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula, circa 1668.

Aerial Photographs

The aerial photography collection is part of the Map Collection at Stony Brook University Libraries and is housed in the North Reading Room of the Melville (Main) Library. Segments of the collection have been digitized. Please contact Chris Filstrup for information and access.

            • 1930 Suffolk County photographs from Air Map Corporation of America.

            • 1938 Suffolk County. Black-and-white high altitude photographs covering much of Suffolk County. From U.S. Department of Agriculture. Stereoscopic coverage for some areas.

            • 1938 Nassau County. Stereoscopic coverage.

            • 1947 Nassau County. Stereoscopic coverage.

            • 1970 Nassau and Suffolk counties. High altitude black-and-white photos from Lockwood, Kessler, and Bartlett.

            • 1976 Nassau and Suffolk counties. Black and white 7.5' quadrangle format blueprints from Tri-State Regional Planning Commission.

            • 1988 Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Black-and-white high altitude photographs from Lockwood, Kessler, and Bartlett.

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