Maps and Atlases Collection
Preview up to 100 items from this collection below. See maps and atlases depicting the changing landscape of Seattle and other areas in the Pacific Northwest. Take a look at our historic map resources page to browse maps by location.
Seattle's Coming Retail and Apartment-house District, 1917
Map depicting recent Denny Regrade and listing prominent buildings in the downtown area.
Date: 1917View this item
Plat of West Seattle Land and Improvement Company's Platted Lands, 1890
Map showing land parcels in West Seattle.
Date: 1890View this item
Houses from old Denny Hill
Date: 1934View this item
Map Part of the Island of Hawaii Sandwich Islands shewing the craters and eruptions of May and June 1840, 1841
This map exhibits the two remarkable volcanic mountains visited by the Expedition, with their numerous craters, together with the great eruption of 1840, and the track of the party to and from the crater of Mku-weo-weo, on the top of Mauna Loa.
Date: 1841View this item
Fremont District, 1904
Map shows land parcels and route of the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
Date: 1904View this item
Rock painting #2
Date: 1951View this item
Thomas Handforth was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1897. He was an etcher, author and painter. He studied under Mahonri Mackintosh Young and at the University of Washington. He is the author of a Caldecott medal winning children’s book called "Mei Li" about a young girl in China, set during Chinese New Year. The book is full of illustrations of China where Handforth lived and visited.
Date: 1925?View this item
Date: 1945?View this item
Rapid Transit Plan, 1970
Map displaying plans for Phase I and Phase II of a proposed Seattle Transit System.
Date: 1970View this item
Symbolic stylistic form
Helmi Juvonen was born in Butte, Montana on January 17, 1903. She worked in many media including printmaking, painting and paper-craft. She attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she met artist Mark Tobey with whom she was famously obsessed. Although she was diagnosed as a manic-depressive in 1930, she gained wide appreciation in the Northwest for her linocut prints depicting Northwest Indian people and tribal ceremonies. She worked with a number of artists on the Public Works of Art Project including Fay Chong and Morris Graves. Over the years, her mental health deteriorated and in 1960 she was declared a ward of the state and was committed to Oakhurst Convalescent Center. She was much beloved and had many friends and benefactors (including Wes Wehr) and was able to have exhibitions despite the confinement. She died in 1985.
Date: n.d.View this item