ALL ENQUIRIES to

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          STOP PRESS  just added many sheet numbers of

                        1" SCOTLAND ,POPULAR Edn c Nat.Grid.

                         - most in very nice condition - 1945-47 

                                            Also 1/4" O.S.Fourth Edition c Nat Grid

                                 Scotland & E/W in beautiful condition.

                                 Some 7th Edition 1" covers 1 & 2


                                                                 



The maps  for sale on this site are the result of over 30 years of collecting used ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS.

        ORIGINS OF THE ORDNANCE SURVEY.

A deficiency in British Mapping was highlighted by complaints from the Army when attempting to crush the 1745 Rebellion in Scotland and when there were fears of Invasion by Napoleon.

The Board of Ordnance, being "The supplier of Munitions and equiptment to the Army and Navy", was instructed to to carry out a Trigonometric Survey of the country.

A 'Great Base' for the first triange from which surveying would spread throughout the country was measured at Hounslow Heath in 1774  -a recent remeasuring , using the latest sattelite technology, showed a discrepancy of only  2.2 inches over the 5.2 mile base.

The first fruit of the resulting survey was a 1" map of KENT published by William Foden in 1801       -Forty years before the "Penny Black" !!

                                                                                                   DESCRIPTION OF MAPS.

A short history of each Series or Edition is given on the appropriate page.

When describing the "condition" of a map it must be assumed that it is "used".

This means that EX shows a map of exceptional quality for its age, appears to be virtually unused but not necessarily MINT.

VG+ shows a map with some signs of handling, perhaps even the owners signature, but very little damage or staining to the cover or map to  detract from its appearance.

This progresses through Good  and down to Poor in maps which may be torn or badly stained but have some value in research.

As these are my personal assessments of each map and its cover overall, I have a "no quible" return policy for anyone disagreeing with any map description. 


   Click on any of the pages at the very top of this site                                                or                                                                         Follow the index below


 

                     

                                                          Click here         1:10,000          1:2500

    1:10,000 Maps  Click here

    1:25,000 Plans  Click here


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BARTHOLOMEW'S        Click here


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MILITARY inc AIR

                                                      

                                             1" Military Maps  Click here

                                     WW2 Quarter Inch Maps    Click here

                                              GSGS  AIR      Click here 

                                           

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                  FOREIGN MAPS-    CLICK on Country below,                                                  

                       Germany   France    Italy   Denmark  BOAR    Cyprus


                                                                                            

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 INDEX BELOW IS IN FOUR MAIN SECTIONS -

1) O.S        2)  BARTHOLOMEW'S         3) MILITARY           4) FOREIGN 


CLICK BLUE ONTHE MAPS YOU WISH TO SEE.

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1)   ORDNANCE SURVEY.


ONE INCH AND 1:50,000

ENGLAND & WALES only

Old and New Series and 3rd Edition ( 1801- 1918 )      Popular Edition (1919-1926)

Fifth Edition ( 1930 s)         Sixth Edition (1940 - 1950 )


SCOTLAND only

Popular Edition (1924-1932)        Popular Edition c National Grid (1945-1948)


GREAT BRITAIN all

Seventh Series (1952-1972)     

  1:50,000 Maps (1974 +)

1:25000 Outdoor Liesure & Explorer Maps (1980+)  Click here 

For 1" TOURIST & HISTORICAL MAPS OF ABOVE  Click here  

         Geology   Click here

                                                   Islands    Click here

                                              AA Town Plans Click here

                              Reproduction of Early Maps Click here


NORTHERN IRELAND  

One Inch Northern Ireland  Click here


OTHER SCALES

1/2 " Road Map (1912-1938) Click here.

1/4" Road Map (1919-30)  Click here

1/4" 4thEdition (1934-46)  Click here

1/4" 5th Edition (1962+)  Click here


TRAVEL MAPS 1:100.000   Click here

Road & Travel Maps 1:250,000 Click here

ROAD PLANNING MAPS 1:625,000  Click here