How can I obtain historical USGS topographic maps?

Almost 179,000 USGS historical topographic maps are available free of charge as PDF documents. This set of files is referred to as the Historical Topographic Map Collection (HTMC).


Download interfaces and procedures, for both HTMC maps and current US Topo maps.


Bulk deliveries are also possible.


Ordering a printed version will cost the price of the map ($15 each) plus $5 handling and any shipping charges. Printed copies can be ordered at the or by calling 1-888-275-8747 (1-888-ASK-USGS), option 1. Major credit cards are accepted.