Maps For Historians
Date of publication: 1998
Old maps provide a rich source of information and insight for all those interested in the history of their locality. They can be found in record offices, archives and on sale in antique shops. The first edition of this book was a comprehensive guide to the origin, content, accuracy, location and uses of maps and it quickly became a standard work. It has now been fully revised and updated.
The author has taken a practical approach, describing the types of maps, what they were intended to show, and where to find them. The history of the map is followed from Saxton's county plans through to the Ordnance Survey. The text is fully illustrated, showing examples of every type of map and demonstrating the ways in which maps represent a source of historical evidence. The updated bibliography provides a useful reference tool.