Serge A. Sauer Map Collection

Map Collection

The Map Collection currently holds over 223,000 paper maps including topographic, thematic, geology and soil maps as well as hydrographic charts. Maps in the collection are issued by Canadian and foreign governments, organizations and publishers.

We also have a large collection of over 2550 world, regional, national, provincial/state and thematic atlases. The atlas collection covers a wide range of subjects including geology, hydrography, socio-economic factors, culture, health, historical events, transportation, recreation, etc.

A popular set held in the Map Collection are small format (30 x 33 cm) Canadian fire insurance plans printed between 1951 and 1973.

The Map Collection currently holds about 65,000 paper air photos, focusing primarily on London and Southern Ontario. Holdings include print photos dating from 1922 to 2001 and are filed primarily by county.