Unlock historical London maps and views

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King George III's map and views collection remains largely unknown.

Help us to catalogue, conserve and digitise the 1,200 London items in this collection.

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Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections“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.” 

Peter Barber
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

Please support our project and make a donation today. You may also like to find out more about our project to unlock all 60,000 items from King George III's collection. 

31.32%

£ 3,132

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 

Adams ThamesisThamesis Descriptio by Robert Adams (1588)

An Exact Map        London (detail)Left: Map by Hollar (1667) showing the extent of the damage to London caused by the great fire of 1666  
Right: LONDON (detail) by Wenceslaus Hollar(1647)

Map of the Parish of St Pancras        Plan of the Town of Kingston upon Thames

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)

A view of London from Greenwich        A new and exact Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster & the Borough of Southwark

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.