Historical Maps of Chesapeake

Journey back in time with 15 historical maps of Chesapeake, dating from 1907 to present day. Explore and discover the history of Chesapeake through detailed topographic maps, featuring cities, landmarks, and geographical changes. Dive deeper into each map with our interactive high-resolution viewer and extensive library data. Every map in our collection is also available for purchase as a framed or unframed museum-quality print for those interested interested in bringing a part of history into their home. Begin your historical adventure now!
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  1. 1907 Map of Chesapeake, VA
    1907 Map of Chesapeake, VA
    1907 Chesapeake
    Includes Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, and others
    Originally titled "Norfolk 1907"
    Published 1907
  2. 1940 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1964 Print
    1940 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1964 Print
    1940 Chesapeake
    Includes Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, North Carolina, and others
    Originally titled "Lake Drummond 1940"
    Published 1964
  3. 1945 Map of Chesapeake, VA
    1945 Map of Chesapeake, VA
    1945 Chesapeake
    Includes Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, North Carolina, and others
    Originally titled "Lake Drummond 1945"
    Published 1945
  4. 1953 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1954 Print
    1953 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1954 Print
    1953 Chesapeake
    Originally titled "Norfolk 1953"
    Published 1954
  5. 1953 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1964 Print
    1953 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1964 Print
    1953 Chesapeake
    Originally titled "Norfolk 1953"
    Published 1964
  6. 1953 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1973 Print
    1953 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1973 Print
    1953 Chesapeake
    Originally titled "Norfolk 1953"
    Published 1973
  7. 1953 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1973 Print
    1953 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1973 Print
    1953 Chesapeake
    Originally titled "Norfolk 1953"
    Published 1973
  8. 1954 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1956 Print
    1954 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1956 Print
    1954 Chesapeake
    Includes Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, and others
    Originally titled "Deep Creek 1954"
    Published 1956
  9. 1954 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1966 Print
    1954 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1966 Print
    1954 Chesapeake
    Includes Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, and others
    Originally titled "Deep Creek 1954"
    Published 1966
  10. 1954 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1972 Print
    1954 Map of Chesapeake, VA, 1972 Print
    1954 Chesapeake
    Includes Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, and others
    Originally titled "Deep Creek 1954"
    Published 1972
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Frequently asked questions about Chesapeake historical maps

  • Can I purchase a physical print of a historical map of Chesapeake?

    Yes! Every map in our collection can be purchased as a museum-quality print that we meticulously lay out by hand to ensure the highest quality final product. We offer a variety of sizes and prints can be either framed or unframed. Explore purchase options by clicking the "Buy Print" button on any map page.

  • Why are historical maps of Chesapeake important for research and professional purposes?

    Historical maps of Chesapeake offer a unique perspective on an area's past, making them invaluable for environmental consultants, surveyors, legal professionals, geneologists, historians, and hobbyists alike. They are used in environmental site assessments, lot line research, and land dispute resolution.

  • What types of historical maps are available for Chesapeake?

    Our diverse collection includes detailed topographic maps from the United States Geological Survey's Historical Topographic Map Collection as well as from a variety of public and private collections we've sourced, each providing a unique glimpse into Chesapeake's past. We'll soon begin to offer historical aerial images as well.

  • What advanced features do you offer for professional use?

    We offer advanced features including 3D terrain visualization, georeferencing, customizeable base maps, multi-layering capabilities, and annotation tools. These features allow for in-depth analysis, customization, and report building utilizing our historical map collection.

  • How can I find a specific historical map of Chesapeake?

    Our platform has over 185,000 fully digitized and interactive maps, and 15 maps available specifically for Chesapeake. You can easily filter and search by address, place, date, scale, or landmark to find the specific map they need, or browse our collection by city, county, and state.

  • How can I contribute a historical map of Chesapeake that's not in your collection?

    We welcome contributions! If you have a map that isn't in our collection, reach out to us at hello@pastmaps.com. We can assist with digitizing individual maps or entire collections.

  • What is the oldest map of Chesapeake in your collection?

    The oldest map of Chesapeake in our collection is from 1907.

  • How can I download a map of Chesapeake?

    Every map in our collection can be freely downloaded as a high-resolution GeoTIFF or GeoPDF file. You can use this file with mapping software or print it out for personal use.