Maps, Maps, Maps – A Reference Post

So I have a lot of maps.

pile of maps on a table reference post

A lot.

pile of roadmaps

I make map jewelry, map flowers, map tags… I love maps, especially vintage maps.  And I needed a place to put together a list of my maps, for the purpose of custom orders.  When I make things, jewelry especially, I tend to stick to cities and places that I know.  That’s why I have a bunch of Illinois pendants in the shop, with Chicago and Minnesota coming soon.  I know those places, so I know which parts are important to me.  I don’t want just places that are important to me in the shop, though, I want to appeal to a greater audience and make sure everyone can find a location they love in pendant form.

So I created this reference post for people to come and request specific towns or areas.  I figure this post will also help me keep track of what maps I have and what areas I can work in.  If you want more specific information about any map in particular, don’t hesitate to contact me!

national geographic making of america maps

National Geographic, Making of America – 1980s series – includes cities, highways, and facts about the area.

Texas – Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of New Mexico, Missouri, Tennessee, and northern Mexico (Chihuahua and Coahuila)

Central Plains – Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and parts of South Dakota, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Wisconsin

Northern Approaches – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and parts of Quebec, New York, and Massachusetts

The Southwest – Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of California, Utah, Colorado, Texas, and northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California Norte

Alaska – Alaska and parts of Canada (Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia)

Hawaii – Eight largest islands and a wide view of the whole state

Pacific Northwest – Washington, Oregon, Idaho and parts of Montana and Canada (British Columbia and Alberta)

Northern Plains – Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, and Canada (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario)

New England – New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and parts of New York, New Jersey, Maine, and Quebec

Great Lakes – Wisconsin, Michigan, and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Canada (Ontario and Quebec)

West Indies – Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Genadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and parts of Venezuela, Columbia, Panamá, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.

Tidewater – Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and parts of West Virginia and South Carolina

Atlantic Gateways – New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario

Central Rockies – Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, and Idaho

Far West – California and Nevada

Deep South – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, and parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina

national geographic maps

Various National Geographic Info-Maps – Most from the 1980s with a few from the early-mid 90s and the late 70s.

Map of the Heavens

The Philippines


South Asia with Afghanistan and Burma – Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Burma (map is from 1984, before Burma became Myanmar), Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and parts of China and Thailand

Arctic Ocean – Finland, Iceland, Greenland and parts of Alaska, Soviet Union (map is from 1983, before the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991), Sweden, Norway, and northern Canada.

Ireland and Northern Ireland – includes a small inset map of Dublin

Europe – 1977 map, so includes East and West Germany, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and parts of the former Soviet Union, including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Close-Up Canada – British Columba, Alberta, and part of the Yukon Territory

Shakespeare’s Britain – England, Wales, and Scotland, with notes to indicate where Shakespeare’s plays with British settings take place.

Great Peoples of the Past – The Romans and The Mongols

Federals Lands in the Fifty States – National forests, grasslands, parks, wildlife refuges, and more

usa states and cities maps

US States, Counties, and Cities

Southwestern States – California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and parts of New Mexico and Colorado


Illinois and Wisconsin




Kansas and Missouri

Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi





Illinois Counties – northern Dupage, McHenry, and northwest suburban Cook

Cities – Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio, Pittsburgh (PA) and vicinity, Elgin (IL), Los Angeles (CA) and vicinity, Greater Cincinnati (OH) and vicinity, Chicago (IL), New York City, and Minneapolis and St. Paul (MN)

city and country maps

Other Counties and Cities


Top of the World (printed 1965) – USSR, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Albania, Yugoslavia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal

Switzerland, Austria and Northern Italy (printed 1965) – Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, and parts of Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia

Touring map of South Africa


Chile – in Spanish


Switzerland – in Italian (not pictured)

Europa – in German

Rome, Italy – in Italian