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By Carl Franz

Buy at least one good Mexican road map or atlas before you leave home. You’ll pay more than you would in Mexico, of course, but the convenience is well worth the extra cost.

Here’s a list of good map dealers that we and our readers have used:
Latin America Country Map series by ITM

Mexico Maps: The go-to-site for Mexico mapping. Road atlases, travel maps, topographic sheets and GPS. An excellent e-commerce map site on the internet. Contact: Mark Walker, phone. 805-687-1011, fax 805-687-0409, An attractive, well-designed online map store with a very good selection of the Guia Roji and ITM maps I’ve suggested. Quick service (Priority Mail, usually shipped with 24 hours) and very fair terms on maps for all of Latin America and the world. I especially like their website’s preview feature, which allows you to see a sample of a map before you buy. Owned and operated by Treaty Oak Map Distributor, P.O. Box 50295, Austin TX 78763. Orders by phone: 512-326-4141; fax: 512-443-0973. Online orders:

ITMB Publishing (International Travel Maps and Books) has published over 150 detailed travel maps of countries and regions around the world. They also distribute 23,000 titles by other map publishers. 345 West Broadway Vancouver BC Canada V5Y 1P8, phone: 604-879-3621; fax: 604-879-4521. Online catalogs and sales:

Map Link: Mexican topographic maps, excellent maps of Belize, Guatemala and other Central American countries. 30 S. La Patera Lane, Unit #5, Santa Barbara, California 93117. Phone: (805) 692-6777; fax: (805) 692 6787. Email:; website

The Map Centre: A very good stock of maps, charts, cruising guides and books. Ask for a catalog. 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego CA 92111, (858) 278-7887.

State Map, Guia Roji
Tucson Map and Flag Center, 3239 N First Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85719. Their online map store is called An excellent source of Mexican travel maps, books, and GPS. Phone: (520) 887-4234, (800) 473-1204, fax: 887-3480. Website:

International Map Trade Association: Their online Map and Travel Specialty Retailers lists are an incredible source for worldwide dealers, map makers, and map publishers. Website:

U.S. Geological Survey: This website offers a clickable map linked to hundreds of map dealers throughout the United States. Website:

If you’ve discovered a worthwhile map, website or other map-related information source on Latin America, please share it by contacting us.

Coming next:

Internet sources for free maps of Mexico and Central America, map clip art, topographical maps, aeronatical and sea charts, antique maps, GPS in Mexico, satellite images of Mexico, and anything else I can dredge up on this fascinating subject. If you have any suggestions, please contact me soon.

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