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Welsh maps collection (19th-20th C.)

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The collection includes various editions of physical geography maps of Wales in the Ordnance Survey series and from other sources. The scales of the OS maps range from 1:63,360 and 1:50,000 for the Wales series, to 1:2,500 and 1:1,250 for the industrial south Wales areas, plus a reprint of the original OS 19th C. series of 1 inch to 1 mile.

Date range: 19th-20th centuries.

Significance: Significant in Wales.

Strengths: Glamorgan and Gwent.

Size: C. 10,000 maps.

Language: English

Keywords: Maps, geology, geography, cartography, Wales, Ordnance Survey

Notes: A specific set of geology maps etc. are held in the Earth/Ocean Sciences department, with around 3,000 maps in total. Other map sets in Special Collections include the original series of the Palestine Exploration Fund for the 1860s – 1880s. See also, the historical atlases collection, of British and continental works.