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DOWNLOADING IMAGES FROM OUR WEBSITE

Maps are available for download directly from our website in two different sizes. Print Size is small and is applicable for use in a print document. Full Size is large and is for printing the document on a home printer.

We allow you to use our maps and images under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (Creative Commons License) license. This allows you to share and adapt the images for non-commercial purposes, under the agreement that others may do the same to your work. For more information read this page. Your attribution line must be as follows:

From the Leventhal Map Center's collections:

"Map reproduction courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library"

From a separate collection (example: Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Era Maps):

"Map reproduction from the [NAME OF COLLECTION] collection of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library"


To request a high resolution image you must complete an image request form (below). Fees do apply.


USING IMAGES IN PUBLICATIONS OR COMMERCIALLY

When using our images in publications or commercially, you must complete an image request form (below). By completing the form you agree to the following conditions:

All images that are reproduced from the Leventhal Map Center's collections will be credited as "Map reproduction courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library."

Should the image(s) appear in a print publication, ONE copy will be sent to the Map Center.

Should the image(s) be further reproduced for commercial profit, consent from the Leventhal Map Center is required.

The Leventhal Map Center reserves the right to deny image requests due to copyright or other restrictions.

Once you complete your form the Leventhal Map Center will review and then process the request. When we receive your payment you will receive a link to download a high resolution .tif file (300 dpi @ physical dimensions of the map). This usually takes about 2-3 business days from the time of payment.


FEES FOR IMAGES

Downloading images directly from our website is free as long as you follow our image use policy. High resolution images require fees of $25 per existing image and $60 per non-digitized image. Credit card payments are processed by telephone. Please call 617.859.2387 for more information. To pay by check please send check payable to the "Norman B. Leventhal Map Center" to:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Boston Public Library
Attn: Catherine Wood
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116



If you have any further questions please email maps@bpl.org or call 617.859.2387

Using and Requesting Our Images

Please be as detailed as possible.

Please provide URL or map title. You will be notified by a Librarian if your requested image is not available for distribution.

See above for additional payment information.

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (http://maps.bpl.org)