Historical Cincinnati Maps
The maps displayed here are from our Rare Book Collection and are being made available for research. Each map has been digitized as a .jpg file and a larger image can be accessed by clicking on the thumbnail. In order to enhance detail in the maps, they were scanned at a high resolution, which makes some of the files quite large. Frequent users may want to save the images to a local drive for future reference. The original maps, as well as the additional resources provided at the bottom of the page, can be viewed in the Archives & Rare Books Library.
Other ARB Sources for Cincinnati Maps
Titus' Atlas of Hamilton Co., Ohio by R.H. Harrison
This large atlas features an overview map of Cincinnati as well as several detailed plates. Also provided are maps of other Hamilton County towns.
Rare Books Oversized G1398.H2 H3 1869
Cincinnati Annexation Records
The collection, spanning 1869-1939, contains annexation maps for the city as well as maps of the districts being annexed.
Atlas of the City of Cincinnati, Ohio complied by E. Robinson
Published in 1883, this atlas features an overview map of Cincinnati measuring 30x35 inches along with 28 individual ward plates measuring approximately 18x26 inches each.
Rare Books Oversized G1399.C5 .R6
Report on the plan of main thoroughfares for Hamilton County, Ohio, Cincinnati published by the Regional Planning Commission
Published in 1936, the report includes several maps for Hamilton County and Cincinnati showing current major traffic features, traffic flow, and traffic capacity, as well as plans for future development.
Reference HE372.C5 H3 1936
Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City and its Neighbors compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration, 1943
While this book does not include a complete map of the city, it breaks the area up into "tours" and provides section maps for each. Also covered are suburbs, Covington, and Newport.
Rare Books F499 .C5 W6
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Master Plan and the official city plan of the city of Cincinnati published by the Cincinnati City Planning Commission, 1948.
Includes several detailed color maps of Cincinnati districts.
Rare Books, Reference NA9127.C5 A5 1948