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The Map Room PDF Print E-mail

The Map Room

oldmap The GLASS library area devoted to Maps & Mapmakers.

The listing is grouped into :

Map resources - general, both ancient and modern
Map resources - local and county areas
Cartographic History resources
Reference books
Collections
Dealers and Trading

For some books we have provided extracts; please bear in mind the copyright issues.

GLASS holds an Ordnance Survey paper map copying licence - more details here.


Map resources

Author

Title & notes

link

British Library British Library Map Collection
no maps online, but much background

link 

Oxford University The Bodleian Library Map Room
7th largest map library in the world, sadly not many useful (to us) images online .. but there is access to catalogue.

link 

Philip Brady OSGB FAQ
An in-depth look at understanding and converting the OS grid reference system

link

Ordnance Survey Get-a-map
You can search for current maps anywhere in the UK

link

  Abbreviations
as used on OS maps old and new

link

  'Romer' map reading aid
a tool for reading those grid refs.  Print one yourself!

link
DIY printing
link
How to use one

Ordnance Survey Old Maps
Commercial site hosting 1880's six-inch OS maps online

link

  New Popular Edition Maps
OS 1" scans from the 1940s
link 
Great Britain Historical GIS Project Vision of Britain
Includes both 1800's and 1940's OS 1" maps

link

Ordnance Survey UK County & Unitary authorities 2001
current adminstrative areas

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Ordnance Survey UK administrative counties 1995
20th century, pre-unitary

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Association of British Counties Traditional Counties
circa 19th century

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various british-geneaology.com
maps of interest to family historians

link 

Alan Yates Chorographia Britanniae
1742 atlas, surveyed by Badeslade

link 

London Ancestors Boundary Commission Report
1885 county maps, overlaid with parliamentary divisions

link 

Malcolm Farmer Encyclopaedia Britannica c.1880
Selection of county map scans from old EB

link 

Edinburgh University
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Charting the Nation
maps of Scotland

link 

National Library of Scotland
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Maps of Scotland 1560-1928

link 

National Library of Wales
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The Principality of Wales exactly described ..
Thos. Taylor 1718

link 

Canalmaps Archive Canal maps
collection from 18th/19th century, including proposed routes
Read the copyright notes!

link 

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Local map resources

Author

Title & notes

link

Devon Library Services Historic maps of Devon
Greenwood, Saxton, Donn
link 
Durham University Maps of County Durham
searchable
link 
Martin & Jean Norgate Old Hampshire Mapped
A comprehensive academic study of the pre-OS maps available for this county, with images online.
If only there were similar websites for each county!
link 
Lancashire CC Historic maps of Lancashire
Speed, Yates, Greenwood, and more
link 
Lancashire CC Lancs MARIO
Lancs maps old and new
link 
Staffs CC Staffordshire Past-track
image archive with maps section
link 
Surrey Archaeology Maps on the Web for Surrey
Local Historians links page
link 
Dominic Fontana et al Old Sussex Mapped
modelled on the Hampshire study
link 
Steve Harris
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WW1 maps covering route of Welsh Highland railway link 

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Cartographic History

Author

Title & notes

pub.

link
T.Campbell Map History / History of Cartography
Comprehensive gateway to sources
part of WWW virtual library link 
R.Kennedy Dating Bartholomew's half-inch maps. Member contribution
2005
html 
T.Stevens Dating Bacons maps. LARA Member contribution
2003
html 
Ian Byrne Petrol and Oil Company road maps
A collector's website covering these items
  link 

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Reference Books

Author

Title & notes

ISBN

pub

link to comments or extracts

C.Moreland & D.Bannister Antique Maps 0 7148 2954 Longman, 1983

link
the full book online at www.antiquemaps.co.uk

C.Delano-Smith & R.J.P.Kain English Maps - a history 0 7123 4609 0 British Library, 1999

html
a few extracts

R.Oliver Ordnance Survey Maps - a concise guide for historians 1-870598-13-X Charles Close Society, 1993 html
a few extracts
J.B.Harley Ordnance Survey maps, a descriptive manual   Ordnance Survey, c.1975
Dr Yolande Hodson Popular Maps
The Ordnance Survey Popular Edition One-Inch Map of England and Wales 1919-1926
1-870598-15-6 Charles Close Society, 1999
Gordon C Dickinson Britains First Road Maps
the strip-maps of John Ogilby's Brittania discussed
  Landscapes periodical, 2003

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some detail

William Foot Maps for Family History
Guide to sources like Tithe, FA1910, National Farm Survey
1-873162-17-0 PRO publications, 1994
Roger J. P. Kain and Richard R Oliver The Tithe Maps of England and Wales
A Cartographic Analysis and County-by-County Catalogue
0-521-44191-9 Cambridge University Press, 1995
David Smith Maps & Plans for the Local Historian and collector
'a guide to types of map pre-1914' - railway, tithe etc.
0 7134 5191 2 B.T.Batsford, 1988
V.G.Scott & E.McLaughlin County Maps and Histories - Berkshire
presumably one of a series covering other counties
0 907621 33 3 Quiller Press, London, 1984

html
a few extracts

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Collections

- mostly individual members

Collection

notes

link to listing or comments

Ross K's personal collection mostly 20th century maps relating to the Home Counties

link 

  Tell us about your collection!

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Map Dealers

- inclusion here implies no endorsement

Trader

notes

link to listing or comments

Ebay auctions Individuals & dealers selling assorted maps, or sell your own surplus stock

link 

The Godfrey Edition Major series of reprints of Old Ordnance Survey Maps

link

Cartographics Map dealer, conservator and reprinter.
Specialist in Canal and Estate plans

link

Antique Atlas Online Dealer

link 

   

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 August 2008 )