In 2017, John F. Smith, III, began donating his extensive collection of maps to Falvey Library. The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection currently comprises 152 objects — primarily maps, but also including related non-cartographic works, including illustrations and books — with more donations expected.
Visit the website Projecting the World: An Audio Tour of the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection to view digitized versions of some of the objects paired with Mr. Smith’s audio commentary about their significance.
Pictured at right: Rapkin, J. North America. London ; Edinburgh ; Dublin: J.F. Tallis, 1851.