New Aeronautical & Nautical maps available

We’ve uploaded approximately 150 new aeronautical and nautical maps including several new aeronautical maps to expand our coverage in that area.  We’ve had several historic aeronautical maps under different geographical areas for a while.  These expand our online coverage to include VFR terminal maps. The nautical maps we’ve added cover more »

6,000 Maps!

We’re in the process of completing the upload of our latest scans which will put our online offering at 6,023 maps.  The latest 183 maps are another mix of locations and map types.  Included in the set are large scale maps of the United States, aeronautical maps as well as more »

New search functions

We have added a new search function to our online historic map table of contents.  It’s located on top of the page and is meant to help aide in the finding of content on our site. We are also working on tweaking and updating a couple of other search features more »

Latest uploads

We are in the process of completing some uploads of approximately 180 new maps.  The maps are primarily Army Map Service/Defense Mapping Agency maps of the U.S. but include some unique items such a full set of 1:50,000 maps of Java (Indonesia); a complete set of 1972 property maps for more »

Scanning Plan

Over the past few months we took a scanning hiatus and during that time we worked on a strategy to work from for scanning our collection.  Our first priority is going to be to scan any new acquisitions to the collection which includes anything that we have not cataloged yet.  more »

New acquisitions

Thanks to the generosity of Cleveland State University, we have acquired a number of USGS 7.5′ topo maps and in the coming months we will be working on adding those to our collection as part of our endeavor to scan and make available new acquisitions before putting them in our more »

New uploads

After a few months hiatus, we have begun scanning maps from our collection again. Some of these maps are in new categories that will soon be filling up. These include nautical charts and Army Map Service/Defense Mapping Agency maps in the U.S. As you may know, we try not to more »

All maps are now available

It’s taken a while for all the maps that we have have available to upload to the server but they are now all uploaded and are available for viewing.  We’re still working on some of the tools but the “old” tools should still be available. If you have any questions more »


Hello, my name is Andrea Broer.  I will be helping my husband, Dave, bring to life some of the fantastic resources of this map library.  We hope you enjoy browsing the resources we’ve made available so far.  Come back often!  We will be adding more maps frequently.


My name is David Broer and I am the founder of the Broer Map Library.  I have been a map, atlas and travel ephemera collector most of my life and I’m happy to share my collection with those who don’t have access to a map library.  About 10 years my more »