Answered By: Leon Research & Writing Studio
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2017     Views: 2

The basic format for citing a single sheet print map in MLA is:

Author. Title of Map. Format. Edition. Scale of Map. Location: Publisher, Year. Version of Map.

Example:

Metsker Maps. Metsker's Map of Island County, Washington. Map. (ca. 1:70,000). Tacoma, WA:
       Metsker Maps, 1979. Print.

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

The basic format for citing a series of sheet maps in MLA is:

Author. Title of Map. Format. Edition. Scale of Maps. Series, Map #. Location: Publisher, Year. Version of Map.

Example:

Easterbrook, Don J. Geologic Map of Western Whatcom County, Washington. Map. 1:62,500.
       Miscellaneous Investigations Series, map 1-854-B. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey, 1976.
       Print.

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