Historical Maps of Seattle

Journey back in time with 31 historical maps of Seattle, dating from 1894 to present day. Explore and discover the history of Seattle 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. 1894 Map of Seattle, WA, 1903 Print
    1894 Map of Seattle, WA, 1903 Print
    1894 Seattle
    Includes Seattle, WA, Kitsap County, WA, and others
    Originally titled "Seattle 1894"
    Published 1903
  2. 1894 Map of Seattle, WA, 1908 Print
    1894 Map of Seattle, WA, 1908 Print
    1894 Seattle
    Includes Seattle, WA, Kitsap County, WA, and others
    Originally titled "Seattle 1894"
    Published 1908
  3. 1895 Map of Seattle, WA, 1954 Print
    1895 Map of Seattle, WA, 1954 Print
    1895 Seattle
    Originally titled "Snohomish 1895"
    Published 1954
  4. 1897 Map of Seattle, WA
    1897 Map of Seattle, WA
    1897 Seattle
    Originally titled "Seattle 1897"
    Published 1897
  5. 1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1901 Print
    1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1901 Print
    1897 Seattle
    Originally titled "Seattle 1897"
    Published 1901
  6. 1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1904 Print
    1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1904 Print
    1897 Seattle
    Originally titled "Seattle 1897"
    Published 1904
  7. 1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1906 Print
    1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1906 Print
    1897 Seattle
    Originally titled "Seattle 1897"
    Published 1906
  8. 1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1909 Print
    1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1909 Print
    1897 Seattle
    Originally titled "Seattle 1897"
    Published 1909
  9. 1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1912 Print
    1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1912 Print
    1897 Seattle
    Originally titled "Snohomish 1897"
    Published 1912
  10. 1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1918 Print
    1897 Map of Seattle, WA, 1918 Print
    1897 Seattle
    Originally titled "Snohomish 1897"
    Published 1918
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Frequently asked questions about Seattle historical maps

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

    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 Seattle important for research and professional purposes?

    Historical maps of Seattle 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 Seattle?

    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 Seattle'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 Seattle?

    Our platform has over 185,000 fully digitized and interactive maps, and 31 maps available specifically for Seattle. 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 Seattle 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 Seattle in your collection?

    The oldest map of Seattle in our collection is from 1894.

  • How can I download a map of Seattle?

    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.