Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography

California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
800 N State College Blvd.
3rd Floor, Library South, PLS-352
Fullerton, California 92834-4150
(657) 278-3444
http://www.library.fullerton.edu/
2014


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.
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