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A fine selection oF EARLY SCOTTISH MAPS 1908 -13

- just added - click HERE to link

          

   Wide range of GSGS 4639 ( Scotland ) and GSGS 4620 ( E & W)

             - 1" Maps from 1948 with purple ( military ) grid overprint.

                 For link CLICK HERE



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. 


 

 INDEX BELOW IS IN THREE MAIN SECTIONS -

O.S followed by BARTHOLOMEW'S followed by MILITARY


CLICK BLUE BELOW ON THE MAPS  YOU WANT TO VIEW.


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 +)


EXPLORER MAPS & OUTDOOR LEISURE 1: 25,000 


For 1" TOURIST & HISTORICAL MAPS OF ABOVE   click here

 

GEOLOGY        ISLANDS        AA TOWN PLANS

REPRODUCTIONS OF EARLY MAPS


NORTHERN IRELAND  

 One inch Popular Edition


OTHER SCALES


1/2" road map ( 1912-1938)

1/4" 3rd Edition(1919-30)

1/4" 4thEdition (1934-46)

1/4" 5th Edition (1962+)


TOUR TRAVEL MAPS 1 in 100 000

ROAD and TRAVEL MAPS 1 in 250 000

ROUTE PLANNING MAPS 1 in 625 000 



6 INCH MAPS           25 Inches to Mile         1:10,000          1:2500


BARTHOLOMEW'S        LINK HERE



                                                             MILITARY inc AIR

                                             1" Military Maps

                                           WW2 Quarter Inch Maps  

                                               GSGS AIR 

                                           Germany   France    Italy

                                                      Denmark   BOAR    Cyprus


                                                                                            

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