An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.


Idaho State Archives Maps

Mitchell map, 1863

Mitchell map, 1863

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The Idaho State Archives holds an extensive collection of over 32,000 maps, including a series of hand-drawn and hand-colored maps prepared by Idaho’s first surveyor general, Lafayette Cartee, State highway maps, fire insurance maps for a variety of towns and businesses, and blueprints and architectural plans from the state’s premier architectural firms, such as Tourtellotte and Hummel.

Explore the map, blueprint and architectural collections at the Research Center at the Idaho State Archives. Full color copies of maps and blueprints make great gifts and office decorations and are available for production and sale at the Research Center.  For more information on fees and options contact the Idaho State Archives staff at (208) 334-2620.