Cartobibliographic References

The locations of atlases and maps seen or known are given at the right of each entry line. The list below explains where the maps can be seen. Locations in brackets imply loose sheets from a larger work (e.g. maps taken out of a guide book or atlas): the exact source of these is not certain and these could come from any edition of that particular state. Locations in square brackets identify those atlases not inspected by the authors. We would like to thank the curators and staff of these institutions and the many private collectors without whose help the book, and hence this website, could not have been completed.

B Bodleian Library, Oxford.
BCL               Birmingham Central Library.
BL British Library (and British Museum), London.
BPR              Bartholomew & Co. Listing at NLS.
BRL Bristol Central Library, Reference Library.
C Cambridge University Library.
CB Collection of Clive Burden
DEI                 Devon and Exeter Institute, Exeter.
E** Devon Archives and Local Studies Library, Exeter. See article below.
EUL                Edinburgh University Library.
GCL                Gloucester Central Library.
GL                   Guildhall Library, London.
GPL                 Grimsby Public Library.
GUL                Glasgow University Library.
KB#                Collection of Kit Batten.
Hull Kingston upon Hull Central Library.
Leeds Leeds Reference Library.
Leics               Leicester Central Library.
Leics UL         Leicester University Library.
Liv Liverpool Central Library.
MCL              Manchester Central Library.
Midd               Middlesborough Central Library.
MW                 Collection of Malcolm Woodward.
NDL                North Devon Library, Barnstaple.
NLS                 National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Norwich Norwich Central Library.
Notts               Nottingham University Library.
NMM              National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
OrU                 University of Oregon.
P* Private collection.
Pl                     Plymouth Public Library.
PRO                Public Record Office, Kew, London.
RGS Royal Geographical Society.
SGL                 Spalding Gentleman’s Library, Spalding Gentleman’s Society.
TQ Torquay Public Library.
TM                  Torquay Natural History Society (Torquay Museum).
Truro               Truro Public Library.
ULL University Library London.
W Whitaker Collection, University of Leeds.
WM                 Wisbech and Fenland Museum.
WSL                William Salt Library, Stafford.

A number written in bold within a bracket, e.g. (127), denotes more information can be found on the page of text to map 127. Map numbers below 117 indicate that the map being referred to is included in The Printed Maps of Devon, which is also available on-line.

In addition, reference is often made to COPAC. This on-line service, now under the name JISC (Library Hub Discover), is a search engine for books bringing together the catalogues of some 70 British and Irish libraries including most of the major institutions. It is registered and based at the University of Manchester.

# If you are interested in acquiring any of my collection, please contact me.

* We are sad to announce that since the publishing of this list, Dr Adrian Almond, Mr Tony Burgess, Mr Eugene Burden and Mr Tim Nicholson have since died. My Co-author and friend Francis Bennett has also passed away.  Their collections have since been sold and whereabouts of items seen and reported unknown, consequently previous references have been altered to P (private).

** The Westcountry Studies Library in Castle Street, Exeter has been closed and a new Devon Heritage Centre opened. See below.

Devon Heritage Centre - Devon Archives and Local Sudies library

The centre has been up and running for over ten years but not all of the West Country Studies Library material has been catalogued. They are also desperately overworked and understaffed. Also the premises are not easy to reach by public transport!

However, they are usually extremely helpful: if you can give them sufficient details about a research enquiry, they will do their best to help.

They run two (!!) catalogues which are not always successful at finding what you need.

The Devon Archive Catalogue and the

Devon and Somerset Local Studies Catalogue

can both be found here: Devon Archives.

If you feel they should have something that is not on the catalogue - contact them (email works quite well!)


August 2023