Unlock historical London maps and views
“With some 1,200 London maps and views the collection still remains largely unknown, as it has not been fully catalogued since the early 19th century. We want to share these items and illustrate the changing face of the capital’s industrial and cultural heritage.”
Head of Map Collections
Help us unlock one of the world's most important map collections.
King George III’s personal map and views collection contains over 1,000 maps and views of London. A great deal of London’s history can be explored from this collection and we want to make it more accessible to all.
We need to raise a total of £100,000 to catalogue, conserve and digitise all the London maps and views. We hope to raise £10,000 of this total from donors and enthusiasts to get us on our way. Your donations will help catalogue the London maps and views in their entirety for the first time, and make these items fully available online.
How you can help
raised of £10,000 target
We need to raise £100,000 to digitise all the London maps and we hope to raise £10,000 of this from donors and enthusiasts to get us on our way.
Featured items from the King George III collection
Left: Map of the Parish of Saint Pancras...by J. Tompson (1804)
Right: Plan of the Town of Kingston upon Thames...by T. Horner(1813)
Left: A view of London from Greenwich Park by D Havell (1815)
Right: A...Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster & the Borough of Southwark...by Elizabeth Foster (1752)
This is just a small fraction of what is contained in the collection and there are many more hidden treasures. Please help unlock them all for the benefit of researchers, scholars and map-lovers everywhere by making a donation today.