Wednesday, June 07, 2017

London Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News: London

The Ball State University Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) includes a large collection of maps and other cartographic resources of London, England.  The collection features original historic maps published by the Ordnance Survey (Britain’s mapping agency) and the U.S. Army Map Service as well as modern maps and travel guides.

The GRMC also has reproductions of historic maps of London.  London in the Time of King Henry V, 1413-1422 (above, click to enlarge) includes the principal streets and buildings in the city with the major streets, bridges, and buildings of today shown with shading.

Londinvm Redivivvm: Presented by Me to His Majesty, a Week After the Conflagration is a reproduction of a set of maps created by Sir Christopher Wren and John Evelyn after the 1666 fire in London.  The map was presented as a plan to rebuild the city for King Charles II upon his return to the throne in 1661.

A Prospect of London from the West was published in 1989 by Jamshid Kooros.  The map was created in the style of the maps of Christopher Wren.     

Maps from the GRMC may be circulated for two weeks or longer, and use for classroom exhibits may be accommodated.  For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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