Nearly 200,000 high-resolution images of our historical maps are available through our maps images website. Most of them cannot be seen online anywhere else.
Historic maps that are out of copyright have a very wide range of commercial uses, including:
- Archaeological site consultancy
- Assessing environmental risk
- Conveyancing of property and land
- Custom wallpaper and fabric
- Map jigsaws
- Use in films and television
- Use in print media publications (covers, illustrations, calendars, etc.)
- Use in digital map apps.
The Library is an Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner, so we are able to supply copies of in-copyright maps to businesses too. Read more about getting copies of OS maps.