Long Island Cartobibliography: 
A List of Selected Maps, Atlases, and Reference Books, 
Dealing with the Mapping of Long Island

May 1998

This draft is being issued primarily as an aid to researchers using the cartographic collections of SUNY Stony Brook. Most of the maps and atlases on this list are available in the libraries at Stony Brook, and this list is intended in part as a finding aid for them. Although not intended as a "union list," this bibliography also includes many holdings of materials held by other libraries--particularly libraries holding the originals of maps not at Stony Brook.

This list is not intended to be completely comprehensive. I have focused on those maps that appear most likely to contain information of interest to researchers. The bibliography is most comprehensive for the earlier periods, which are often of particular interest, and for which the least information is available. For the period since about 1870, I have only selected those maps that in some way provide unique information. I have also excluded most maps that cover very limited geographic areas, such as estate maps. These may be extremely important for some researchers, but they are so scattered and specialized that it is impractical to list many of them. They should be sought for at local public libraries and historical societies.

For a detailed description of this bibliography link to this site.

The compiler would appreciate any help in revising and expanding this list. Please send any corrections or suggestions for additions to: David Yehling Allen Melville Library SUNY Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11794-3331 (516-632-1159) E-mail  dyallen@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Installation Instructions:

 For Windows 3.1 or Windows 95

To download the Bibliography and the Endnote Viewer Program:
  1. Download the file limapswin.exe from the table below to your hard drive.
  2. Run the file limapswin.exe and click the "UNZIP" button.
To download the Bibliography Only:
  1. Download the file mapswin.exe from the table below to your hard drive.
  2. Run the file mapswin.exe.
  3. Specify the directory where your old limapsbib.enl is.
  4. Click the UNZIP button.

For MS-DOS 5.0 or higher

To download the Bibliography and Endnote Viewer Program:
  1. Download the file: mapsdos.exe from the table below to your hard drive.
  2. Copy the file to C:\ or D:\ .
  3. Run the file mapsdos.exe by typing mapsdos .
  4. type install to install.
To Download the Bibliography Only
  1. Download the file mapsdos.exe  from the table below to your hard drive.
  2. Copy the file to C:\ or D:\ .
  3. run the file mapsdos.exe to extract the file.

A complete description of the Endnote Viewer program and its use can be found in the READ.ME file included in the download of both versions. A quick overview of Endnote Viewer can be found in the OVERVIEW file. Both of these files can be read with most word processing programs.

Download the bibliography:
For Windows 3.1 
& Windows 95
limapswin.exe ----- 378kB 5/1/98 (includes bibliography & Endnotes viewer for Windows)
mapswin.exe ----- 105kB 5/1/98 (The bibliography itself)

For MS DOS limapsdos.exe ----- 375kB 5/1/98 (includes bibliography & Endnotes viewer for DOS)
mapsdos.exe ---- 105kB 5/1/98 (The bibliography itself)


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 For a complete description of Endnote Viewer and detailed instructions on its use, please consult the Read.me file located in the ligeo directory. It can be opened with most word processing programs.