Central Library -- St. Louis Public Library

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The rich history of St. Louis and it’s environs can be found in the maps collection at the St. Louis Public Library. The maps in this collection reflect the many different facets of cartography and predate its creation in 1865. You’ll find maps of exploration, topographic maps, military maps, thematic maps on a wide range of topics including geology industries, railroads and property ownership. You’ll find original 1812 and 1824 St. Louis plat maps, maps of many U.S. and international cities.

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First Edition 1611 King James Bible and other rarities on display
Reviewed By cecimino August 2019

A wonderful cathedral-like place, like a palace of books. A highlight was the first edition King James Bible on display, ancient fragments from the Middle East and a room of rare, specialized...

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Incredible Tour!
Reviewed By Inspiration718383 July 2019

We requested a private tour. We had an amazing 1.5 hour tour of this amazing building that has so much history! I would highly recommend it!

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Italian Renaissance Masterpiece
Reviewed By HkyLvr May 2019

This isn't just a library. This is part museum and definitely a architectural masterpiece. It has so much history and so many beautiful ornate details to see, you almost forget to look for a book...

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