Online maps increase by another 500

Ordnance Survey maps cover detail, 1923  

Following the recent online publication of more than 1,900 town plans of 19th-century Scotland, the National Library of Scotland has this month made a further 500 high-quality, zoomable map images available to web users.

New to our acclaimed Maps of Scotland web feature is a selection that covers the period 1776-1928, providing comprehensive surveys of land and sea. Scotland's first road atlas (1776) is viewable, as is Bartholomew's landmark Survey Atlas of Scotland issued in 1912.

Two editions of Ordnance Survey maps at the one-inch to the mile scale provide useful information about the country in the 1890s and 1920s, while other OS maps detail parish and county boundaries before and after local government changes in 1894. For more information and to view these and our other online maps, go to: maps.nls.uk

23 September 2003



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