Maps & Atlases

The Radnor Historical Society houses a large collection of historic maps and atlases of our area. The maps were made for various purposes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, usually for real estate uses. Atlases were made to document properties along the Pennsylvania Railroad, and were beautifully printed and hand-colored.

Our thanks to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia’s Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network for digitization and hosting. Copies of each map and atlas page are available to purchase via links on each map page.

(View the collection on philageohistory.org)


On This Page:

Maps

Main Line Area Atlases

Other Atlases in our Collection

Other Local Atlas Resources


Maps

map-1870Plan of Louella

The Property of J. Henry Askin, Radnor, Delaware County
ca. 1870
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1875Plan of Edgewood Farm

The Property of Francis Fenimore Esq., Radnor Township, Delaware Co., Pa.
ca. 1875
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1880Wayne (South of Lancaster Avenue)

ca. 1880
Geo. W. Hancock, Eng.
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1882Wayne

ca. 1882
Engraved by Wm. Bracher, Printed by F. Bourquin
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1886Wayne

ca. 1886
F. Bourquin, Lith.
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1892Map of Wayne, Delaware County, Pa.

ca. 1892
E.W. Smith & Co.
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1893Map Showing Wayne and Surroundings

1893
A. H. Mueller
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1897Map Made for Directory of Wayne & St. Davids

1897
A. H. Mueller
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1904Map Made for Directory of Wayne & St. Davids

1904
Wayne Title and Trust Co.
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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map-1905Wayne & St. Davids, Houses and Land for Sale, The Wayne Estate

1905
W.C. Hunter, Lith..
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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Main Line Area Atlases

atlas-1881Atlas of Bryn Mawr and Vicinity

1881
G. M. Hopkins
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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atlas-1887Atlas of Properties Along the Pennsylvania R.R. from Overbrook to Malvern Station

1887
G. Wm. Baist, Published by J. L. Smith
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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atlas-1892Farm Line and Borough Atlas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania

1892
Wm. S. Miller, St. J. Ogier, Wm. S. McDonald & Forsey Breou; Published by E.W. Smith and A.H. Mueller
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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atlas-1893Baist’s Atlas of the Properties in the Northwest Suburbs of Philadelphia

1893
G. Wm. Baist
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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atlas-1897Atlas of Properties on Line of Pennsylvania R.R. from Rosemont to West Chester

1897
Ellis Kiser, Otto Barthel & St. Julian Ogier, Published by A.H. Mueller
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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atlas-1900Atlas of Properties Along the Pennsylvania R.R. from Overbrook to Malvern Station

1900
E. V. Smith, Topographical Engineer, Published by J.L. Smith
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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atlas-1908Atlas of Properties on Main Line Pennsylvania Railroad from Overbrook to Paoli

1908
Ellis Kiser, C.E., Published by A.H. Mueller
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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atlas-1913Atlas of Properties on Main Line Pennsylvania Railroad from Overbrook to Paoli

1913
A. H. Mueller, Publisher
Collection of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

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atlas-1926Atlas of the Properties on Main Line Pennsylvania Railroad from Overbook to Paoli

1926
George W. and Walter S. Bromley
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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Other Atlases in Our Collection

other-1873Atlas of Chester County, Pennsylvania

1873
H.F. Bridgens, A.R. Witmer
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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other-1883Chester County, Pennsylvania: Breou’s Official Series of Farm Maps

1883
W.H. Kirk & Co.
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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other-1912Atlas of Properties on Main Line Pennsylvania Railroad from Devon to Downingtown and West Chester

1912
J. M. Lathrop and St. Julian Ogier, Civil Engineers, Published by A.H. Mueller
Collection of the Radnor Historical Society

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Other Local Atlas Resources

The following external websites contain Main Line atlases from many years ranging from the mid-19th Century up through the 20th Century. Each atlas covers a large geographic area, the “Main Line” atlases usually containing Overbrook to Malvern. Pages showing parts of Radnor Township are within many of these.

The following websites are not affiliated with the Radnor Historical Society and are listed here for reference only.


Lower Merion Library System – Historical Atlases
Full black and white scans of many atlases.

Lower Merion Historical Society – Main Line Atlases Collection
Nicely laid out collection of atlases, many in color, with an easy to use grid viewing system.

Andy’s Antique Atlases
Color scans of many atlases; reproductions of pages out of these atlases are available for sale through this website. Operated by Franklin Maps of King of Prussia.