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Map Heezen-Tharp map and papers collection

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About this Item


  • Heezen-Tharp map and papers collection


  • Heezen, Bruce C.
  • Tharp, Marie

Created / Published

  • [1957?-1995?]


  • -  Ocean bottom--Maps
  • -  Submarine topography--Maps
  • -  Oceanography--Charts, diagrams, etc
  • -  Earth


  • Manuscript maps
  • Bathymetric maps


  • -  Consists of a wide variety of materials relating to an effort to map ocean floors carried out by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Science Observatory of Columbia University. This work was accomplished by geologist Bruce C. Heezen and oceanographer/cartographer Marie Tharp. The materials included maps, preliminary drawings, earth science data, precision depth recordings, scientific and technical reports, papers, correspondence, cruise logbooks, printing masters, reproducibles, and globes.
  • -  Register in Geography and Map Division Reading Room.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.


  • ca. 23,200 pieces (chiefly maps) : some ms., some photocopies, some plastic, some col. ; 138 x 214 cm. or smaller.
  • 255 boxes (estimated 370 linear ft.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3201.C2 coll .H4


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of the United States Code) or any other restrictions in the Map Collection materials.

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Heezen, Bruce C, and Marie Tharp. Heezen-Tharp map and papers collection. [?-1995?, 1957] Map.

APA citation style:

Heezen, B. C. & Tharp, M. (1957) Heezen-Tharp map and papers collection. [?-1995?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Heezen, Bruce C, and Marie Tharp. Heezen-Tharp map and papers collection. [?-1995?, 1957] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.