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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2023     Views: 22

Princeton University Library holds a collection of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of New Jersey. You can find a complete list of the maps in our possession on our Sanborn Map inventory

Digitized and publicly available titles are highlighted in blue. Simply click through the blue hyperlinks to find a high quality digitized copy available for download.

If you encounter a page where the text is not linked, it is likely because that map was produced in 1928 or later, which means that it is still under copyright. We have these maps as part of our collection, but are not yet allowed to make them freely available. 

If you need a map from 1928 or later, you have two options: 

Option 1: You can view the map in person by creating a researcher account and then getting in touch through the Ask Us! form so that we can arrange to have the map delivered to the Special Collections reading room in Firestone Library. 

Option 2: Request a high quality scan of select pages from select maps for research purposes. You can place this request by sending a request through the Ask Us! form. Please note that our current time estimate for digitization is 6+ months.

If you need maps from another state, we recommend you check the Library of Congress catalog for their holdings of Sanborn Maps.

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