Detailed Historical Maps
Mapseeker – In association with Collins Bartholomew Ltd we offer one of the largest selections of reproduction historical maps, plans and surveys, spanning the globe. Our collections are available to order on-line in a range of products produced to the highest quality standards.
Specialising in old maps of the United Kingdom, we also have available many early maps from around the world. Old maps are an invaluable resource to those involved in genealogy projects, researching family history as well as local history studies.
As well as a comprehensive map shop offering a range of products covering an expanding multitude of historical maps we have an exciting and growing World of discovery through our searchable archive resources. We welcome the growing number of mapseeker members who now have access to their own mapseeker page where news on the progress of forthcoming archives can be accessed, as well as regular competitions, prize draws and associate events.
We are now also offering a brand new range of products featuring modern maps. Modern map products include, wall maps, atlases, desk maps, jigsaws and more.
Ways to order Historical Maps
Visit the Map Shop for secure credit card payment via PayPal.
Charged at local rate from BT landlines
Download an order form & post it together with your cheque to us.
All maps are available as photographic prints... more
20" x 16" Photographic Print
24" x 20" Photographic Print
Luxury Durable Rolled Product
Your choice of Map Image will be a high quality print onto a super durable and tear resistant 440gsm PVC matt banner which is also fire retardant. The soft to the touch feel makes this a luxurious item which will appeal to the most discerning of collectors. Also the tough and resilient qualities of this material make it an ideal product as an educational resource for Schools, Colleges and Universities.
To present the quality of this product the example picture shows a close up surface section from George Bradshaw’s New Railway Map of Great Britain and Ireland from 1852 showing all the Railway Stations.
Coloured 400 piece jigsaw (approx 47cm x 32cm).Produced on a 1.5mm millboard and supplied in a cardboard box, pieces come sealed in a plastic bag. A superb jigsaw for anyone interested in local history of the area you live or their family originate from. As the jigsaws are unique and not mass produced they make a fantastic gift.
Your choice of Map Image will be printed onto a supreme quality 410gsm cotton canvas and then assembled by hand, the canvas being stretched around a 20mm deep, kiln dried pine wood frame. This product creates a stunning effect, especially with our more historic maps, making them focal points both in terms of their artistic beauty and historical intrigue.
Your Choice of Map Image will be printed onto high quality 120gsm heavyweight coated paper. The print is then permanently bonded between two sheets of resilient, flexible, crystal clear plastic, providing a virtually indestructible finish which will protect your map for many years to come, an ideal product for educational type institutions.
Framed Laminated Maps
Your Choice of Map Image will be printed onto high quality 120gsm heavyweight coated paper. The print is then permanently bonded between two sheets of resilient, flexible, crystal clear plastic, providing a virtually indestructible finish which will protect your map for many years to come. For the ultimate in presentation your map is mounted on lightweight board and individually hand framed with a high quality dark wood edging. The map will arrive ready to display and includes an easy hanging kit. This is a most popular option, particularly with schools and offices (quality product that requires no glass) and excellent value for money.
Collins Maps Blog
NLS Map Residencies - Diane Garrick and Tom Pow
If you love maps and mapping, outdoors, art, landscapes, photography, fine craftsmanship, Edinburgh, Scotland, the World, the NLS, then, your dream job would be artist in residence for the Bartholomew Archive at the National Library of Scotland. The Bartholomew Archive at the National Library of Scotland Two lucky creatives - award winning writer Tom Pow and artist Diane Garrick took up
Map Dress inspired by Collins Road Map
We’ve has map furniture, map blinds, map lampshades and now here’s a light silk ‘swish’ dress inspired by our Collins Road Map. Silk map dress Northern Ireland fashion graduate, Rachael Blair reveals a fresh and exciting collection at the University of Ulster Degree show, Belfast, in June 2013. Inspired by a sense of adventure when travelling, her collection Off the Map embraces the fun side
Atlas by Collins App Wins 2013 IMIA Map Awards
International Map Industry Association ??Our Atlas by Collins app has just picked up two awards at the International Map Industry Association (IMIA), Europe, Africa and Middle East region, 2013 Conference and Exhibition. Held in Leuven, Belgium, on 16-17 May. The Atlas app was winner of the Digital Data Product award and then took the Overall Winner award and CHK Cup. The app now has an
Sandie Shepherd produces unique pieces of wallpapered furniture. She has recently embellished a chest of drawers in a Collins World Map. It caused quite a stir when on show at her local bookshop. See her website, Sandie Shepherd, Furniture Upcycler at http://www.sandieshepherd.co.uk/ for more information and pictures.
Collins Geo 2013 Catalogue
Explore the World with Collins The shiny new, bright yellow Collins Geo Catalogue 2013 has just been published and is now available to download. It’s filled with our forthcoming publications and the latest editions of printed atlases, maps, wall maps and books as well as digital apps, eBooks and educational resources. ??????? 2013 Collins Geo catalogue ???????