14 May 2012

The British Library has a free online gallery of early nineteenth-century Ordnance Survey pen and ink map drawings. The map titles are largely the names of towns but the maps stretch around them to include other settlements.

Cornwall maps in the gallery, with their dates, are: Bodmin 1805, Callington 1803, Camelford 1805 (two maps), Fowey 1805, Grampound 1811, Helston 1811, Land’s End 1809 (goes as far east as Tolvaddon), Launceston 1806 (two maps) and 1808, Liskeard 1803, Mount’s Bay 1809, Padstow 1808, Redruth 1809, Saint Columb Major 1810, South Petherwin 1808.

The website is here. Put Cornwall into the Search within this collection box.

Earlier mudhook posts about maps of Cornwall with links to maps

Generic river and place names maps 7 September 2011

Archeology project and Cornwall 11 August 2011

Cornwall on early maps 5 August 2011

Cornwall mapped 1611/12 23 April 2009

Aristotle’s teeth items 7 (Maps) and 12 (Hereford mappa mundi)