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Gary E. and Janet J. Venable Antiquarian Atlas & Map Collection


Venable, Gary E.
Venable, Janet J.


Gary E. and Janet J. Venable Antiquarian Atlas & Map Collection


Holdings: 173 single-sheet maps; 79 bound atlases.


The Venable Collection documents the history of cartography, geography, and exploration from the sixteenth through the early twentieth century. Materials in the collection include maps on loose sheets, bound atlases, textbooks, and works on geography. Over 150 single-sheet maps provide examples of the work of noted cartographers such as Abraham Ortelius, Willem Blaeu, Thomas Kitchin, and John Speed.

Table Of Contents

The collection is in the process of being fully catalogued in the University's online catalog, and can be browsed under the author heading Gary E. And Janet J. Venable Antiquarian Atlas And Map Collection.

Map Inventory


Donated by Gary and Janet Venable, 2018.


The University of Missouri Libraries do not hold copyright on most collection materials, and therefore we do not charge usage fees or require permission to publish scanned images. The libraries encourage use of reproductions of Special Collections materials in publications, broadcasts, public displays and on web pages. However, please be aware that the user is responsible for determining copyright status and applying for permission to copyright holders.

Access Rights

Materials do not circulate but are available to users in the Special Collections Reading Room during service hours or by appointment.

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