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Maps Collection

Maps have always been a fascinating window into the past, allowing us to explore and understand the world as it once was

Background imageMaps Collection: A survey of the Kings lordship or manor of East Greenwich, 1695-1812 (technical drawing, paper)

A survey of the Kings lordship or manor of East Greenwich, 1695-1812 (technical drawing, paper)
7339538 A survey of the Kings lordship or manor of East Greenwich, 1695-1812 (technical drawing, paper) by Travers, Samuel (17th century); 53x54 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of Ancient Greece

Map of Ancient Greece
A map showing the extent of the Greek Empire and the surrounding territories

Background imageMaps Collection: B4, Chapel Allerton, Gledhow, Harehills, Sheepscar and central Leeds, 1849 (hand coloured engraving)

B4, Chapel Allerton, Gledhow, Harehills, Sheepscar and central Leeds, 1849 (hand coloured engraving)
8603378 B4, Chapel Allerton, Gledhow, Harehills, Sheepscar and central Leeds, 1849 (hand coloured engraving) by Thorp, Joshua (19th century); Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery)

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of the British Empire

Map of the British Empire
The Howard Vincent map of the British Empire, 1897 Date: 1897

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Asia / Mongol Empire

Map / Asia / Mongol Empire
The Mongol Empire at its greatest extent : commenced by Genghis Khan in the 13th century, it was enlarged by Kublai Khan but broke up after about 1380

Background imageMaps Collection: Daily Mail War Map, WW1

Daily Mail War Map, WW1
A fold out war map issued by the Daily Mail in the early weeks of the First World War. The map offers statistics regarding the manpower strength of each of the warring nations

Background imageMaps Collection: Maps / Jamaica

Maps / Jamaica
Maps/Jamaica

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of the Roman Empire

Map of the Roman Empire
A map showing the extent of the Roman Empire

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of the Ancient Persian Empire

Map of the Ancient Persian Empire, encompassing Greece to the north west, Arabia to the south east, Egypt and Libya to the south west and deep in the Caucasus in the north east. Date: 1798

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of Australia

Map of Australia, showing her natural and industrial resources. 20th century

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of Isle of Wight

Map of Isle of Wight
A Map of the Isle of Wight, showing the internal railway system and the new & short route between the island and the Hampshire coast

Background imageMaps Collection: WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division

WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division
Screen-print poster, published circa 1950, showing the activities of the 52nd Lowland Division during the Second World War, with a map of Northern Europe, and unit badges along the top and bottom

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of the British Empire

Map of the British Empire
The Howard Vincent map of the British Empire, 1897 Date: 1897

Background imageMaps Collection: Europe Map C1914

Europe Map C1914
The map of Europe on the eve of World War One

Background imageMaps Collection: WW2 Poster -- Map of the British Army

WW2 Poster -- Map of the British Army
A Map of the British Army with Battle Honours, Military Achievements and Regimental Badges, first published in 1944 by HM Forces Savings Committee

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving)

Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving)
6026362 Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving) by Walker, Emery (1851-1933); Private Collection; (add.info.: Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy)

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Arctic Circle 1895

Map / Arctic Circle 1895
Map of the Arctic Circle and surrounding areas

Background imageMaps Collection: Railway map of Britain

Railway map of Britain
1920 Historical map

Background imageMaps Collection: Viking Britain Map

Viking Britain Map
A map of the British Isles (including Ireland) during the time of the Vikings

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Isle of Wight C1857

Map / Isle of Wight C1857
Map of the Isle of Wight (County series)

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Norfolk C1857

Map / Norfolk C1857
Map of Norfolk

Background imageMaps Collection: World Map Empire McVitie

World Map Empire McVitie
A map of the world, showing the British Empire coloured in red at the end of the nineteenth century

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Cornwall C1857

Map / Cornwall C1857
Map of Cornwall Date: circa 1857

Background imageMaps Collection: A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771

A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771
Scale 440 yards : 3.3 inches. Shows the Bull Stake, slaughterhouses, Town Mill, Irish Cross. Original at Local Studies y09647

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of the Empire of King Alexander the Great

Map of the Empire of King Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon 356323 BC), from Greece in the west to India in the east. Date: 1807

Background imageMaps Collection: Falklands War - 1982

Falklands War - 1982
Directorate of Overseas Surveys map of the Falklands Islands, 1983 (c). One of four maps of the Falkland Islands, 1982 (c)-1984 (c)

Background imageMaps Collection: Europe Map C1918

Europe Map C1918
The map of Europe after World War One

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of Caribbean

Map of Caribbean
The Caribbean, with the West Indies, and the coasts of the United States and the Spanish possessions which later became Texas and Mexico, and the northern coast of S. America

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Asia / India C1870

Map / Asia / India C1870
India, showing the various Presidencies under British rule

Background imageMaps Collection: A plan of the intended canal from Sheffield to Tinsley by W. and J. Fairbank, 1815

A plan of the intended canal from Sheffield to Tinsley by W. and J. Fairbank, 1815
Includes Greenland Engine.Original at Local Studies S33S

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of the Town and Environs of Sheffield, 1864

Map of the Town and Environs of Sheffield, 1864
Scale 1 inches : 1 mile. Board and church schools have been indicated at a later date and the ecclesiastical districts have been indicated by colouring.Original at Sheffield Archives ref. SY18/1

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Derbyshire C1857

Map / Derbyshire C1857
Map of Derbyshire

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of the parish of Sheffield by W. Fairbank and Son (engraved by J. Cary), 1795

Map of the parish of Sheffield by W. Fairbank and Son (engraved by J. Cary), 1795
Scale 3.3 inches : 1 mile.Engraved by J. Cary.Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 127 L; other copies at Sheffield City Archives: FC/She/4L and ACM/She/162

Background imageMaps Collection: The Scout, Every Boys Weekly front cover

The Scout, Every Boys Weekly front cover
Front cover of The Scout magazine, the " only weekly official organ of the boy scouts" featuring two enthusiastic and earnest looking boy scouts reading a map while out on a hike

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Manchester 1878

Map / Manchester 1878
Map of Manchester and its environs

Background imageMaps Collection: Maps / Australia / New Zea

Maps / Australia / New Zea
Map showing Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and neighbouring islands

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of Ancient Egypt

Map of Ancient Egypt. Date: 1814

Background imageMaps Collection: Durers world map, 1515

Durers world map, 1515. Albrecht Durer (1471- 1528) was a German artist. His skillful use of perspective and mathematical proportions made him one of the outstanding artistic figures of the early

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Somerset C1857

Map / Somerset C1857
Map of Somerset

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Suffolk C1857

Map / Suffolk C1857
Map of Suffolk

Background imageMaps Collection: British Empire Map 1880

British Empire Map 1880
Map showing the extent of the British Empire circa 1880

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Paris 18C

Map / Paris 18C
Detailed map of Paris, showing the many churches

Background imageMaps Collection: The Mappa Mundi of Fra Mauro, a Camaldolese monk from the monastery of San Michele in Murano, 1459

The Mappa Mundi of Fra Mauro, a Camaldolese monk from the monastery of San Michele in Murano, 1459
ALI75764 The Mappa Mundi of Fra Mauro, a Camaldolese monk from the monastery of San Michele in Murano, 1459 by Italian School, (15th century); Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy; Alinari

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of Palestine and the Holy Land

Map of Palestine and the Holy Land - all places named in their Latin form. Date: 1806

Background imageMaps Collection: Maps / New Zealand

Maps / New Zealand
A map of New Zealand Date: 1908

Background imageMaps Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of the explorers Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Afghanistan C1860S

Map / Afghanistan C1860S
Map of Afghanistan and Beluchistan (note camel routes are measured in days, not miles)

Background imageMaps Collection: Map / Europe / Russia Empire

Map / Europe / Russia Empire
Map of the Russian Empire



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Maps have always been a fascinating window into the past, allowing us to explore and understand the world as it once was. From the intricate details of an ancient Greek map to the vibrant landscapes of Jamaica, each map tells its own unique story. Take a journey back in time with a Map of Ancient Greece, where you can trace the footsteps of philosophers and warriors alike. Discover the birthplace of democracy and marvel at the city-states that shaped Western civilization. Venture further across continents with Maps showcasing the vastness of empires like Britain's. Explore territories under British rule through a Map of the British Empire or delve into Asia's history with a Map highlighting the mighty Mongol Empire. Uncover remnants of one of history's greatest civilizations with a Map depicting the grandeur and reach of Rome. Witness how this powerful empire spanned across Europe, Africa, and Asia, leaving behind an indelible mark on human history. During times filled with turmoil and conflict, maps served as crucial tools for understanding war efforts. The Daily Mail War Map from World War I provides insights into battlefronts while WW2 posters display strategic plans like never before - including those detailing activities specific to divisions such as 52 (Lowland) Division or mapping out positions held by troops in The British Army. Closer to home lies Isle Of Wight - its beauty captured perfectly on a detailed map inviting exploration along its stunning coastline. Meanwhile, travel even further east to discover ancient Persian splendor through an intricately designed Persian Empire map. For those seeking nostalgia or tracing ancestral roots, immerse yourself in Cornwall C1857's historical charm via an antique map capturing its essence during that era. From ancient civilizations to modern-day conflicts and everything in between – they can not just pieces of paper but gateways into our collective pasts. They hold stories waiting to be unraveled by curious minds eager for knowledge about our ever-changing world throughout time.