Catalogue of British Town Maps


Project Summary

This project is hosted by: School of Advanced Study

Research interests:
History, Modern History
Regions:
Africa, Africa, Asia, Asia, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Project period:
04-Jan-2012 - 31-Mar-2017
Project categories:
Research project
Project summary:

 This project will produce a catalogue of all British town maps from the earliest in
the fifteenth century through to the 1890s by which time the Ordance Survey had
mapped all British towns at a large-scale. The catalogue describes the
cartographic characteristics of each map, includes a map indicating the area
covered by each map, and lists its topographic and other contents. The catalogue
will be accompanied by a descriptive and analytical monograph on the history of
British urban mapping.


Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Professor Roger Kain Dean & Cheif Executive SAS University of London roger.kain@sas.ac.uk