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Map resources

Map resources at Lancaster University Library

Lake District maps

Carlisle Cathedral View of Appleby

The following maps have been scanned from the Lancaster University Library Map Collection (unless otherwise stated). The jpeg images may be reduced to fit the screen and can usually be enlarged, depending on your browser. Please use the PDF version if you wish to obtain a printed copy.
Warning: File sizes for some maps may be large.

You are welcome to use the Lancaster University Library maps for personal, educational or research purposes. They must not be used for commercial purposes without the permission of Lancaster University Library.

Lake District - historic maps
1827
Jonathan Otley. The District of the Lakes.
Otley - District of the Lakes
Otley - jpg
Otley - PDF

Cumberland - historic maps
1610
John Speed. Cumberland and the ancient citie Carlile described with many memorable antiquities therein found observed.
Speed - Cumberland
Speed - jpg
Speed - PDF
1648
Johan Blaue. Cumberland (originally published in Atlas Novus).
Blaue - Cumberland
Blaue - jpg
Blaue - PDF
1801
John Cary. A new map of Cumberland divided into hundreds exhibiting its roads, rivers, parks etc.
Cary - Cumberland
Cary - jpg
Cary - PDF
c.1829
Henry Teesdale. Cumberland.
Teesdale - Cumberland
Teesdale - jpg
Teesdale - PDF
1830
C. & J. Greenwood. Map of the county of Cumberland from an actual survey made in the years 1821 & 1822. Published 1830.
Greenwood - Cumberland
Greenwood - jpg
Greenwood - PDF
c.1869
Isaac Slater. Cumberland.
(From: Slater's royal national commercial directory of Cumberland & Westmorland ... .Manchester : Isaac Slater, 1869).
Slater - Cumberland
Slater - jpg
Slater - PDF

Westmorland - historic maps
1576
Christopher Saxton. Westmorland.
Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae comit noua vera et elaborata descriptio. A.D. 1576.
Saxton - Westmorland
Saxton - Westmorland - jpg
Saxton - Westmorland - PDF
1610
John Speed. The countie Westmorland and Kendale the chief towne described.
Speed - Westmorland
Speed - jpg
Speed - PDF
1695
Robert Morden. Westmorland.
Morden - Westmorland
Morden - jpg
Morden - PDF
1805
John Cary. A map of Westmorland from the best authorities.
Cary - Westmorland
Cary - jpg
Cary - PDF
1830
C. & J. Greenwood. Map of the county of Westmorland from an actual survey made in the years 1822 and 1823. Published 1830.
Greenwood - Westmorland
Greenwood - jpg
Greenwood - PDF
Greenwood (central map only)- jpg
Greenwood (central map only)- PDF
c.1869
Isaac Slater. Westmoreland.
(From: Slater's royal national commercial directory of Cumberland & Westmoreland. Manchester : Isaac Slater, 1869).
Slater - Westmorland
Slater - jpg
Slater - PDF

Useful References

Hindle, Paul. The first large scale county maps of Cumberland and Westmorland in the 1770s. Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society. Third series. 2001, 1, 139-153.

Hindle, Paul. North West in maps : Thomas Donald's map of Cumberland, 1774. North West Geography, 2002, 2 (1), 32-34.
Available at http://www.mangeogsoc.org.uk/pdfs/donald.pdf


Other Maps

Other maps available in facsimile in Lancaster University Library have not been scanned due to copyright restrictions. These include :-

  • Thomas Donald. Historic map of Cumberland, 1774 : (reproduced in six sections from the original engravings) / intro. by Paul Hindle. Carlisle : Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, 2002. (Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, record series ; 15).
  • Thomas Jefferys. Historic map of Westmorland, 1770 / with an introduction by Paul Hindle. Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, 2001. (Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, record series ; 14).