State & County Maps of Delaware

Maps of Delaware are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Old Delaware maps are effective sources of geographical information and useful for historical, genealogical and territorial research.

Our collection of Delaware maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 17th century to the present and include:

State Map of Delaware with the counties and the county seats
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State Map of Delaware with the counties and the county seats
  • Delaware Township maps, including maps showing the progress of the original government surveys
  • Delaware Road, Highway and railroad maps
  • Delaware Maps showing the state’s geological features
  • Delaware Nautical charts
  • Delaware timeline of county boundaries changes
  • Delaware Military maps
  • Delaware Maps of specific towns, counties, islands, harbors, and bodies of water
  • Colonial era maps of Delaware
  • Bird’s eye views of Delaware cities and towns

Historical Maps of Delaware are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Delaware Maps are vital historical evidence but must be interpreted cautiously and carefully.

Delaware Maps can be very useful in conducting research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Also, because old Delaware maps were usually commissioned by the county seat, they often display information about the county, including town names.

Delaware Map Collections

An older but still good collection of Florida maps is the Atlas of the State of Delaware by Daniel G. Beers. There are also maps of Delaware hundreds are on the inside back cover of the Delaware Genealogical Society Journal and in Hancock’s The Reconstructed Delaware State Census of 1782. One of the best collections of Delaware maps is at the Delaware Public Archives.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Delaware

This Historical Delaware Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Delaware were published in atlases and spans over 350 years of growth for the state.

Some Delaware maps years have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines, and other features useful to the Delaware researcher.

Carey’s 1795 State Map of Delaware

  • Map Title: The State Map of Delaware Compiled from the best Authorities
  • Map Date: 1795
  • Map Locations: Delaware
  • Map Description:  
  • Map Publication: Carey’s American Atlas: Containing Twenty Maps And One Chart
  • Map Notes: Uncolored
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Mathew Carey (1760– 1839)

Arrowsmith’s 1804 Atlas Map of Delaware

  • Map Title: The State Map of Delaware
  • Map Date: 1804
  • Map Description:  
  • Map Locations: Delaware
  • Map Publication: A new and elegant general atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time.
  • Map Cartographer: Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) and Samuel Lewis (1754-1822)

Carey’s 1814 State Map of Connecticut

  • Map Title: The State Map of Connecticut
  • Map Date: 1814
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: Carey’s General Atlas, Improved And Enlarged; Being A Collection Of Maps Of The World And Quarters, Their Principal Empires, Kingdoms, &c
  • Map Notes:
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey and Isaac Lea

Carey’s 1822 Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Connecticut

  • Map Title: Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Connecticut
  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas, Being A Guide To The History Of North And South America, And The West Indies … To The Year 1822.
  • Map Notes:
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey & Isaac Lea

Finley’s 1827 State Map of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

  • Map Title: Map of the State of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, representing the Grand Divisions of the Globe, Together with the several Empires, Kingdoms and States in the World; Compiled from the Best Authorities, and corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries, Philadelphia, 1827.
  • Map Notes: Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian Washington. Statistical table for state.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Anthony Finley (1784 – 1836)

Tanner’s 1836 Antique Map of Connecticut

  • Map Title:
  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World.
  • Map Notes: In full color by county
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Schenck Tanner (1786–1858)

Morse’s 1845 Map of Connecticut

  • Map Title:  Map of Connecticut.
  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Connecticut
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: Morse’s North American atlas. Containing the following beautifully colored maps
  • Map Notes:
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Sidney Edwards Morse (1794-1871 ) and Samuel Breese (1802-1873)

Colton’s 1856 Map of Connecticut

  • Map Title:  1856 Map of Connecticut With Portions Of New York and Rhode Island
  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island
  • Map Description:
  • Map Notes: In full color by county.
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)

Mitchell’s 1880 State, County and Township Map of Connecticut

  • Map Title:  County Map of the State of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island
  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Notes:
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Delaware County Formations 1673-1841

This Interactive Map of Delaware Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Delaware territory in 1673 to 1841.

Delaware County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Delaware D.O.T. Highway Department does not have Delaware County Maps available at this time.

Delaware Historic Road Maps

Presented as Part of DelDOT’s Historic Preservation

External Delaware Map Resources

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