Idaho Map Resources at the Boise Public Library


  • Boise State University's Albertsons Library has aerial photos in their special collections.


  • FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Maps) RNW 368.122 UNITED ADA CO 2003
    Firm maps are the official maps of communities on which FEMA has specifically identified both special hazard areas and risk premium zones. The purpose of the FIRM is to rate flood insurance policies through the National Flood Insurance Program. Based on hydrologic studies where engineers attempt to determine how high water might rise and how often it could reach such heights. The 100 year flood is a flood that hydrologic engineers estimate has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year. This is also known as the base flood.
    The most recent Boise FIRM maps now cover Ada County.


  • Geology of the Boise Basin vicinity, Boise, Ada, and Elmore counties RNW 557.962 BOISE B KILSGA
  • BLM Maps: 1:100,000 scale surface management maps (30X60 minute topographic series) RNW 352.5702 IDAHO UNITED Shows township, range lines, and ownership of federal and state lands. We have approximately 60 covering Idaho and bordering states.
  • Geologic Quadrangle Maps Idaho Dept. of Land Bureau of Mines and Geology (various call numbers depending on location beginning with RNW MAP 557.96XX total of 45 maps)
  • Geologic Map of the State of Idaho 1940, rev. 1947. Idaho Bureau of Mines & Geology RNW MAP 557.96 IDAHO GEOLOGI 1947
  • History of various mines, Idaho Geological Survey examples include history of the Yellowjacket Mine, Lemhi County, Idaho RNW 622.34 YELLOWJ MITCHEL 1997
  • Mining Districts of the State of Idaho, Idaho Geological Survey, 1987 RNW MAP 622.2097 IDAHO GUSTFS 1987
  • Mines and Prospects of various Idaho quadrangles - Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology, e.g. Mines and Prospects of the Boise Quadrangle, Idaho Bureau of Mines an Geology, IDaho Dept. of Lands, 1981 RNW 551 MINES
  • Idaho Gold and gems maps, then and now (5 maps on 5 sheets) RNW 622.342 IDAHO G 2000
  • Forest Service Maps RNW Map 912.796 NAME
  • Allen Cartography Idaho Maps - from USGS 1:500,000 scale state map series RNW 912.796 IDAHO 1992.


  • Idaho Topographic Maps - USGS - 1:24,000-scale (7.5 minute quad) The Boise Public Library has a complete set and index available at 3rd floor Reference Desk
  • Idaho Road & Recreation Atlas Medford, OR: Benchmark Maps, 2005 OV 912.796 BENCHMA 2005
  • Idaho Atlas & Gazetteer Freeport, ME: Delorme Mapping, 2000 OV 912.796 Delorme 2000
  • Ada County Atlas and Rural Directory RNW OV 912.796 ADA County 1967
  • Ada County with Nampa & Caldwell finder guide RNW 912.7962 ADA COU 2001 Caldwell, ID: Big Sky Maps, 2001
  • Idaho RNW 912.796 IDAHO Medford, OR: Raven Maps & Images, 1992. Prepared by Allan Cartography using base materials from the USGS 1:500,000 scale state map series, 1992.


  • Maps of the Oregon Trail 911.78 FRANZWA
  • Western Emigrant trails, 1830-1870: major trails, cutoffs, and alternates RNW 917.9043 WESTERN
  • Route of the Oregon Trail in Idaho 979.601 ROUTE O 1963, col. maps.
  • Idaho and Wyoming; Yellowstone National Park, No. 50 Century Company 1897 RNW 912.79 C333I MAP
  • Lewis and Clark Trail maps, a cartographic reconstruction Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press 2000 (3 vols) OV 917.8042 PLAMOND v.1-3
  • Historic Forts of the Old West Office of the Chief, Public Affairs, Sixth United States Army, Presidio of San Francisco, CA RNW 973.34 HISTORI
  • Idaho: Boise sheet Washington, D.C.: USGS, 1905  RNW MAP 912.796 IDAHO BOISE 1905
  • Idaho  Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1906  RNW MAP 912.796 IDAHO 1906
  • Cram's Idaho RNW 979.6 C847 MAP Chicago, IL: George F. Cram, 1900
  • Plat of Boise City, Idaho and additions 1891 Board of Trade RNW MAP 912.7962 BOISE PLAT of 1891
  • Map of Ada County, Idaho: compiled from official records by the Inter-mountain map company, 1920
  • Map of Boise City and vicinity showing additions and subdivisions Idaho Blue Print & Supply, 1938, 1945, 1948
  • Map of Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho RNW MAP 912.796 1939 Oakland, CA: Thomas Brothers, 1935-1939 2 maps on one sheet.
  • Map of Southern Idaho 1919 Boise, ID: Intermountain Map Co. RNW MAP 912.796 IDAHO 1919 Shows railroads and lines for ranges and townships
  • Map of Union Pacific, the overland route and connections  Chicago, Rand McNally & Co., 1888 RNW MAP 385.0979 RAND 1888
  • Rand McNally & Co.'s new family atlas of Idaho  Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., c1888  RNW MAP 912.796 IDAHO 1888
  • Watson's new county railroad and sectional map of Idaho  New York, Gaylord Watson, 1875.  RNW MAP 385.0979 IDAHO 1875
  • W.E Pierce & Co.'s plat of Boise City, Ada County, Idaho: 1895  Boise City, Idaho: W.E. PIerce, 1895  RNW Map 912.7962 BOISE W E PIE 1895


  • Metsker's Maps of Idaho (County maps for all Idaho counties) RNW 912.796 Metsker
  • Big Sky Maps of Idaho - County Maps for the state of Idaho RNW 912.796 BIG SKY
  • The Wizard's map of Ada County: most everything you would want to know, most every where you would want to go Boise, Idaho: Hunt Enterprises, 1998 912.796 ADA WIZARDS 1998-99
  • Ada and Canyon County Street Atlas Big Sky Maps 2005
  • Ada County, Treasure Valley: Detail Map Pages and Street Index Belgrade, MT: dtG Maps RNW 912.7962 ADA COU DTG MAP 2005
  • Teton Valley Flood of June 1976 17 Quadrangle Maps RNW 551.489 TETON D USGS, 1976
  • Street Atlas of Cities: Boise West RNW OV 912.796 BOISE HUNT 1994
  • Map of Ada County, Idaho: showing highways, railroads, land under irrigation and schools RNW 912.796 ADA County 1939 MAP CABINET
  • Intermountain Map Company Map of Ada County 1910, 1920 RNW 912.7962 ADA COUNTY 1910 MAP CABINET
  • Rand McNally Standard Map of Idaho - 1919, 1920 RNW MAP 912.796 IDAHO 1923
  • Idaho Map Chicago, G.F. Cram, 1883 Rnw MAP 912.796 IDAHO 1883
  • Watson's new county railroad and sectional map of Idaho  New York, Gaylord Watson, 1875 RNW MAP 385.0979 IDAHO 1875 
Last updated: November 29, 2012 - 2:30pm by farrit