Answered By: Leon Research & Writing Studio
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2018     Views: 288

When you are citing a print map, it can be a single sheet map or a series of sheet maps. I have included examples below.

Basic format for a single sheet map:

Author. (year). Title [format]. Edition. Scale. Place of publication: Publisher.

Example:

Metsker Maps. (1979). Metsker's map of Island county, Washington [map]. (ca. 1:70,000.) Tacoma, 
       WA: Metsker Maps.

 

Note: The abbreviation ca. stands for "approximately" and is used when a date, or in this instance a scale, is not known exactly.

Basic format for a series of sheet maps:

Author. (year). Title [format]. Edition. Scale. Series, Map Number.  Place of publication: Publisher.

Example:

Easterbrook, D. J. (1976). Geologic map of western Whatcom County, Washington [map]. 1:62,500. 
       Miscellaneous investigations series, map 1-854-B. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey.

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