epic map collection discovered at the home of a recently-deceased Mount Washington resident John Feathers. The map collection—perhaps as large as one million maps—was saved from the dumpster by a real estate agent who realized the maps' value. The Los Angeles Public Library is giving us a sneak preview of the collection that it inherited."> epic map collection discovered at the home of a recently-deceased Mount Washington resident John Feathers. The map collection—perhaps as large as one million maps—was saved from the dumpster by a real estate agent who realized the maps' value. The Los Angeles Public Library is giving us a sneak preview of the collection that it inherited."> Gallery: Preview Of L.A. Public Library's Epic New Map Collection: LAist

Gallery: Preview Of L.A. Public Library's Epic New Map Collection


This week we learned about an epic map collection discovered at the home of a recently-deceased Mount Washington resident John Feathers. The map collection—perhaps as large as one million maps—was saved from the dumpster by a real estate agent who realized the maps' value. The Los Angeles Public Library is giving us a sneak preview of the collection that it inherited.

Based on this small sample, it looks like there's plenty of local maps—many of them are aimed at motorists but we love the one just for anglers. There are also maps from the East Coast, the Midwest and at least one atlas for the world. We're excited to see what else turns up as maps librarian Glen Creason sorts through the collection.

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